United ISD Marching Band Festival To Take Place

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,  The United ISD Fine Arts Department will be hosting a high school band Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 4th at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex-Stadium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane.  This festival is open to the public, admission is $7.00 per person, all tickets general admission.  Tickets may be purchased on Saturday October 4th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Stadium ticket window.  This event will feature all four UISD high school marching bands, United, United South, Alexander and LBJ, plus LISD bands, including Freer and Zapata HS Bands. All bands will be performing their UIL ...

PRADA ELEMENTARY LAUNCHES ACCERLATED READER PROGRAM!

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Tx)-Gooooo Jaguars!  Prada Elementary School kicked-off their Accelerated Reader Program today with a Reading Jamaica in the school’s gym.  The Accerlated Reader, or AR program, promotes the importance and love for reading.  Each day students read a book where they are then assessed, through the assistance of an online program, and receive immediate results.  Principal Gilbert Castro says students get excited and motivated when they see their progress.   At the Jamaica, the students visited a variety of booths targeting different reading activities and skills. 

Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man on outstanding warrants

Courtesy Eddie Zavala,   Laredo, TX (Webb County) –A man who eluded Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies and Border Patrol agents earlier this month by plunging his vehicle into the Rio Grande and then swimming to Mexico was arrested Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alberto Bernal, 18, in Rio Bravo, and charged him with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/2, Possession of Marijuana F/2, and Evading arrest State Jail Felony. Earlier this month, deputies working alongside U.S. Border Patrol attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 83 south. The driver, Bernal, led authorities down ...


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[30 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
United ISD Marching Band Festival To Take Place

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

 The United ISD Fine Arts Department will be hosting a high school band Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 4th at the Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex-Stadium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. 
This festival is open to the public, admission is $7.00 per person, all tickets general admission.  Tickets may be purchased on Saturday October 4th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Stadium ticket window.
 This event will feature all four UISD high school marching bands, United, United South, Alexander and LBJ, plus LISD bands, including Freer and …

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[29 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Courtesy Eddie Zavala,

Laredo, TX (Webb County) — A traffic stop by Webb County Sheriff’s Office deputies Saturday morning led to the confiscation of $440,088 in US currency.
At approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, the deputy pulled over a 2003 blue Dodge four-door pick-up truck near the Laredo International Fair and Exposition grounds on Highway 59 following a traffic violation.
After questioning the driver, the deputy proceeded to inspect the vehicle and discovered the cash hidden in a man-made compartment near the center console in the front seat. The money was concealed in 26 bundles.
The …

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[27 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
PRADA ELEMENTARY LAUNCHES ACCERLATED READER PROGRAM!

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Tx)-Gooooo Jaguars!  Prada Elementary School kicked-off their Accelerated Reader Program today with a Reading Jamaica in the school’s gym.  The Accerlated Reader, or AR program, promotes the importance and love for reading. 
Each day students read a book where they are then assessed, through the assistance of an online program, and receive immediate results.  Principal Gilbert Castro says students get excited and motivated when they see their progress.  
At the Jamaica, the students visited a variety of booths targeting different reading activities and skills. 

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[26 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man on outstanding warrants

Courtesy Eddie Zavala,

 
Laredo, TX (Webb County) –A man who eluded Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies and Border Patrol agents earlier this month by plunging his vehicle into the Rio Grande and then swimming to Mexico was arrested Thursday afternoon.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Alberto Bernal, 18, in Rio Bravo, and charged him with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity F/2, Possession of Marijuana F/2, and Evading arrest State Jail Felony.
Earlier this month, deputies working alongside U.S. Border Patrol attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed …

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[26 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
McDonald’s Hosts “McTeacher’s Night” for UISD Schools

Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

(Laredo, Tx)-Trautmann Elementary School was one of the many UISD elementary campuses who participated in “McTeachers Night” that was held on Sept. 23 at various McDonald’s locations.  
Teachers and administrators donned their aprons to “work,” greeting parents and students, taking orders and serving food.  The event is a collaborative effort in which McDonald’s contributes 20% of the sales back to campuses. 
The event encourages that importance of having dinner with family and offers an additional opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and principal.  Trautmann Elementary School had their …