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Archives for January 2016

2016 UISD Spelling Bee Winners

UISD Spelling Bee Winners Announced

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-The United Independent School District held its 3rd Annual Spelling Bee at the Student Activity Complex Auditorium located at 5208 Santa Claudia Lane. Thirty-six students, from 3rd through 8th grades, competed in the event. The competition was held in preparation of the Annual City-wide Spelling Bee that will be held at

Fight Fest 12 at the LEA February 26th

Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TEXAS – Triple-A Promotions presents, Fight Fest 12 – The New Generation, the best combative sports event is coming to the Laredo Energy Arena on Friday, February 26, 2016 first bout at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.  Triple-A Promotions in sponsorship with Montejo beer, the LEA, and the City of Laredo,


Congratulations UISD’s Webb County Community Role Models

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Webb County Sheriff’s Office and the Elysian Social Club honored this month’s community Role Model students during a January 28th ceremony at the Webb County Courthouse. The event recognized students from Laredo’s public and private high schools. Four UISD students were among the honorees to receive the recognition, which is based on extra-curricular activities



Courtesy TxDot, AUSTIN, TX – On average, Texas drivers in five of the state’s largest metropolitan areas each are losing about 52 hours and $1,200* annually due to traffic congestion. Upon approval by the Texas Transportation Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to improve drive times and reduce costs to Texas drivers through a $1.3


United ISD’s “League of Legends Distinguished Alumni” Nomination and Application Process…Still Open

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)_Recognizing the achievements of successful graduates is the goal of United Independent School District’s League of Legends Distinguished Alumni program. Nominations are currently being sought for individuals who graduated from John B. Alexander High School, Lyndon B. Johnson High School, United High School or United South High School.  Nomination applications are located on

AHS High School GRAMMYS Semifinalists

Alexander High School selected as 2016 GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, Laredo, Texas: The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 119 schools nationwide as GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalists for 2016. United ISD’s John B. Alexander High School is one of them. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during


District Attorney Announces 7th Annual Designated Driver InitiativC

Courtesy Veronica DeLeon, Laredo, TX – As part of a continuous commitment to reduce and prevent impaired driving, particularly during football season, the District Attorney’s Office is promoting its 7th annual designated driver initiative: Make the Right Call. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th between the hours of 8 p.m. to 12 midnight, the DA’s


Back On a Victorious Road

Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TEXAS – After their first loss against the Texas Fuel on Sun., Jan 17, the Laredo Swarm are back on the road to victory with a win over the Texas Sky Riders in today’s tight game (102-100). “All game long they played really tough and they shot the ball really well.


Law Enforcement grant equips W.C.S.O. Deputies

Courtesy Brenda Medina, Laredo, TX (Webb County) – A National Rifle Association (NRA) grant has allowed the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to purchase new equipment. A total of nine handguns and duty ammunition were obtained through a $7,267.50 law enforcement grant, which will aid in the Webb County Sheriff’s Office efforts to continuously equip its


W.C.S.O. investigation leads to wanted murder suspect

Courtesy Brenda Medina,  Laredo, TX (Webb County) – Information obtained by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a local man wanted for a murder investigation. On Thursday, W.C.S.O. Investigators received a tip through the Crime Stoppers tip line alerting them to wanted suspect, Alexis Guzman, 18. Guzman was wanted for a

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