Malakoff Elementary Presents Their Robotics Team

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-Dr. M.E. Malakoff Elementary School’s Armored Knights Robotics team, displayed their hard work at this years Gifted and Talented Showcase which was recently held at the United I.S.D. Student Activity Center. The team incorporated the use of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) with the young minds to step up to this year’s first Lego League “2014 World Class Learning Unleashed” challenge. These students in collaboration with UETM Robotics members and their sponsor, Laura Rodriguez, used the LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robotic Kit and Software, to design, build, and program their robots to accomplish each mission. This is the second ...

New TAMIU Literacy Center Expansion Made Possible by Lamar Bruni Vergara Grant

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-An expansion of a highly successful Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Literacy Enrichment Center  (LEC) program for elementary school students that strengthens reading and writing skills will happen thanks to a generous grant totaling  $300,000 from the Trustees of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust. Trustees Joe Martin, III and James H. Pearl, said the expanded funding is in keeping with the Trust’s mission and values. “We are delighted to be able to make the expansion of this deserving program possible. It exemplifies one of our primary values: the importance of education in our community.  The program’s successes to date ...

United Independent School District’s Community Role Models for May 2015

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas) - On May 28, 2015 , the Webb County Sheriff's Office and the Elysian Social Club honored Community Role Models from Laredo's public and private high schools with an awards ceremony and lunch at Salon Chapa. Four UISD students were among the honorees who received the monthly recognition, which is based on extra-curricular activities and volunteer work above and beyond the classroom setting. Additional sponsors of the Community Role Model Awards include KGNS-TV, ABC network affiliate NGNS (ABC), and Telemundo Laredo. All  honorees received a $500.00 scholarship, courtesy of the Elysian Social Club. Receiving the honors were Jordy Alan Velazquez, L.B.J. High School and Nayra Rangel, United South High School. Juan M de ...


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Malakoff Elementary Presents Their Robotics Team

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Texas)-Dr. M.E. Malakoff Elementary School’s Armored Knights Robotics team, displayed their hard work at this years Gifted and Talented Showcase which was recently held at the United I.S.D. Student Activity Center.
The team incorporated the use of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) with the young minds to step up to this year’s first Lego League “2014 World Class Learning Unleashed” challenge. These students in collaboration with UETM Robotics members and their sponsor, Laura Rodriguez, used the LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robotic Kit and Software, to …

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New TAMIU Literacy Center Expansion  Made Possible by Lamar Bruni Vergara Grant

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Courtesy Steve Harmon,
(Laredo, Texas)-An expansion of a highly successful Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Literacy Enrichment Center  (LEC) program for elementary school students that strengthens reading and writing skills will happen thanks to a generous grant totaling  $300,000 from the Trustees of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust.
Trustees Joe Martin, III and James H. Pearl, said the expanded funding is in keeping with the Trust’s mission and values.
“We are delighted to be able to make the expansion of this deserving program possible. It exemplifies one of our primary …

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United Independent School District’s Community Role Models for May 2015

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas) – On May 28, 2015 , the Webb County Sheriff’s Office and the Elysian Social Club honored Community Role Models from Laredo’s public and private high schools with an awards ceremony and lunch at Salon Chapa.
Four UISD students were among the honorees who received the monthly recognition, which is based on extra-curricular activities and volunteer work above and beyond the classroom setting. Additional sponsors of the Community Role Model Awards include KGNS-TV, ABC network affiliate NGNS (ABC), and Telemundo Laredo. All  honorees received a $500.00 scholarship, courtesy of the Elysian Social Club.
Receiving the honors were Jordy …

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Certification of JP Pct.4 Employees

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Courtesy Judge Jose R. Salinas,  Justice of The Peace Pct. 4
(Laredo, Texas)-It is with great pleasure to announce the certification of Lydia Palos and Alicia Rodriguez, now Certified Justice of the Peace Court Personnel Level I Clerks, after passing the exam at the Justice Court Training Center of Texas State University for “Justice of the Peace Personnel Level I Certification Exam”.
I believe that our clerks must learn the basic fundamentals and become “Certified Justice Court Clerks” to better serve the community with trained individuals to be able …

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Three More United High School Students Sign Scholarships

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas)-On May 27, 2015 United High School (UHS),hosted a triple scholarship press conference for three graduating seniors who signed letters of intent to play college level sports. Dulce Garcia, Rodrigo Zuniga,and Eileen Gallegos,accompanied by their parents, signed their full ride scholarships in front of an audience that included fellow students, athletes UHS coaches and campus staff.
Dulce Garcia, daughter of Juan and Elizabeth Garcia, signed to play softball for Laredo Community College (LCC). Garcia has been an All-District player at UHS for the past four …