Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-The atmosphere in the United High School (U.H.S.), gymnasium was brimming with excitement as three Longhorn seniors signed their letters of intent to play college level sports. Accompanied by their proud parents and U.H.S. coaches, Karina Diaz, Pedro Sepulveda IV, and Dariela Gomez, made it official before an audience that consisted of their peers, teammates, and campus staff. Karina Diaz, daughter
Archives for May 2016
Courtesy Poinstreak Communications, DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks’ OF Keury De La Cruz has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending May 29th. De La Cruz batted .400 (10-for-25), hitting three home runs, 10 RBI and scored five runs. His
Courtesy Pointstreak Communications, DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that St. Paul Saints’ RHP Mark Hamburger has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 29th. Hamburger currently leads the league in wins (three) and is tied for second in strikeouts (17). The Shoreview, MN
Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Webb County Sheriff’s Office and the Elysian Social Club hosted the “2016 Community Role Model of the Year” ceremony at The Billy Hall Building. Four United ISD students were among those recognized for the award, which is based on extra-curricular activities and volunteer work above and beyond the classroom setting. Each
Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Congratulations to Alexander High School student Alina Rogerio, who recently earned 5th place in the State-Level UIL Ready Writing Contest. Rogerio’s writing coach is Ms. Beverly Herrera.
Courtesy Steve Harmon, Summer Sessions at Texas A&M International University begin Monday, June 6, helping students to accelerate their degree progress. This summer, expanded course offerings further broaden student opportunities. Summer Session I, (June 6 – July 7) offers 188 classes this year, up from 162 last year and featuring some 27 Study Abroad options.
Courtesy Jorge Quijano, LAREDO, TX – On tour for the first time, Lupita D’Alessio and Jose Maria Napoleon shared the stage at the Laredo Energy Arena on Saturday, May 28. “Together, these two artists put on an amazing concert,” said Xavier Villalon, General Manager of the SMG –
Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for Larry Donell Gibbs in connection with the robbery of a local business that occurred last year. On May 9, 2015, the Laredo Police Department Communications Division received a 911 call from the assistant manager at the Family Dollar located on
Courtesy Paola Arcos, (Laredo, Texas)-Due to a District wide Professional Development Day and in Honor of Memorial Day, school will not be in session for students on Monday, May 30, 2016. However, all United Independent School District Campuses and Administrative Offices will be open during normal business hours. The United ISD Tax Office located at 3501 E.
Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Andrew Riojas, an 11th grader at Alexander High School, is UIL State Champion in Spelling. He first competed at the District level and the Regional level, and won 1st Place in both competitions. Riojas then advanced to State and won 1st Place with a score of 95. Ruben’s spelling coach is