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Archives for February 2017

Author Adam Gidwitz Visits UISD Middle Schools

  Courtesy Alex Meyer,    (Laredo, Texas)-Childeren’s Author Adam Gidwitz visited three UISD campuses to share and discuss his writing techniques with students. Gidwitz visited Trautmannn Middle School, Trautmann 6th Grade campus and Washington Middle School during the week of February 20.  Gidwitz is best known as the author of 2016’s “The Inquisitors Tale” and classic works such as “A Tale

United I.S.D. Prom Project 2017 Kicks Off

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD hosted a press conference to kick off Prom Project 2017, which is dedicated to collecting new or gently used formal dress attire for United ISD seniors who will be attending their proms and may otherwise not have the means to do so.  We all know that getting ready for

TAMIU Announces New Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Courtesy Steve Harmon, (Laredo, Texas)-Today, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) officials announced that a generous gift of $100,000 has been pledged by Anna B. Galo and Arturo N. Benavides Jr. for the Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship. The gift was presented to celebrate the Friday birthday of Benavides, Sr. State Senator Judith Zaffirini was

New Webb County Civil Service Commissioners To Be Sworn In

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, (Laredo, Texas)-Swearing in ceremonies will be held Thursday, February 23 for the newly appointed Webb County Civic Service Commissioners. Commissioners-elect Remy Salinas, Ed Sherwood and Roberto Santos were recently appointed by the Webb County Commissioners Court. They will serve a two year term and will be ensuring that the adoption and application

Lyndon B. Johnson Teacher Wins Humanities Award

 Courtesy   Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-On February 21, 2017, Ana Cristina Martinez, a Spanish teacher from Lyndon B. Johnson High School, was presented with the 2016 James F. Veninga, Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. During a ceremony held at Lyndon B. Johnson High School, early college students, administration, and LBJHS alumni gathered to honor and

Rep. Cuellar, TAMIU Host 2017 STEM Alliance for Area Students Thursday, Friday

Courtesy Steve Harmon, LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will host the 2017 STEM Alliance for middle and high school students in Laredo and Zapata on February 20, 23 & 24 at TAMIU. The event is designed to encourage local students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering

United ISD Youths of the Month for February 2017

(Laredo, Texas)-Four United I.S.D. students were among those celebrated as Youths of the Month for February 2017. The monthly program honors local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer in their community. All students are nominated for the recognition by their teachers and counselors. This month’s ceremony was held at United High School.

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