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Archives for April 2017

Four UISD Schools Recognized For As “Honor Roll Campuses”

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, Texas Schools Selected for Prestigious Honor Roll Issued By a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD announced that Trautmann Elementary School, Col. Santos Benavides Elementary, Washington Middle School and J.B. Alexander High School, have been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education

TAMIU SBDC Celebrates Small Business Week with Franchising Seminar Tuesday

Courtesy Steve Harmon, Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will celebrate Small Business Week, observed from Sunday, April 30 – Saturday, May 6, with a series of events and training opportunities. The keynote event titled, “Buying a Franchise: How to be Part of America’s Great Brands,” will be held on Tuesday,

McAllen Holiday Parade to Help Light Up San Antonio Fiesta Night Sk

Courtesy Xothitl Mora,  (McAllen, TX)  This Saturday, the McAllen Holiday Parade will help to light up San Antonio’s Fiesta night sky as the parade will feature a float in the 2017 Fiesta Flambeau Parade.  With an estimated 700,000 attendees and 1.5 million ABC-network television viewers, the 2.6 mile long Fiesta Flambeau Parade is the largest illuminated

The United States Border Patrol Laredo Sector held their April “Youth of the Month” ceremony at Texas A&M International University. The hosting school for this month’s ceremony was the University’s Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies Program. Of the eleven students from Laredo area high schools that were honored, four students from United ISD

Statement from Commissioner Jaime Canales

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, We are aware of multiple Webb County and City of Laredo offices that have been visited by federal authorities. We have limited information at this time but will cooperate in the investigation if necessary. In the meantime, we will continue working for our hard working community residents of precinct 4. We will

United ISD Hosts Groundbreaking for Lyndon B. Johnson High School’s 9th Grade Campus

Courtesy Carmen Rendon, (Laredo, Texas)-United ISD Held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Lyndon B. Johnson High School’s 9th grade campus.  Leading the groundbreaking was United ISD Board of Trustee Ramiro Veliz, III and Superintendent, Mr. Roberto J. Santos.  Also in attendance were Leyendecker Construction, Franks Architects and Pfluger Architects.  L.B. Johnson’s 9th grade campus is projected for completion for the 2019-2020 school

“Earth Day” Celebrated At VME

Courtesy Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas)-​In honor of Earth Day, Commissioner Jesse Gonzalez, Pct. 1 and City of Laredo Council Member Rudy Gonzalez, Jr., District I, donated trees to Veterans Memorial Elementary School and held a tree planting ceremony on April 21, 2017. Pre-kinder and kinder students gathered for a ceremony to plant the trees in

United ISD Celebrates “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week”

Veronica Cantu, (Laredo, Texas-United ISD celebrates ​“Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week” with a special proclamation. During April 24-28, 2017, United ISD is recognizing the important contributions after school care providers offer to students. Pictured from left to right are: Superintendent Roberto J. Santos, City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, Executive of Federal and State Programs Dr.

Children’s Author Visits Clark Elementary in Observance of National Library Week

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Clark elementary school observed National Library Week (April 9-15), with a visit from children’s author Claudia Villarreal. Ms. Villarreal spoke to Pre-k – 5th grade students about the importance of developing good reading and writing skills. She also read excerpts from her book The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels. National

Laredo Animal Protective Society Receives Donation from Ruiz NEHS

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)- The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), at Ruiz Elementary held a collection drive to provide the Laredo Animal Protective Society (LAPS), with much needed pet supplies and food, leashes, collars flea/tick shampoo toys and treats. The total value of donations was $650.00. Ruiz Elementary is proud to have a NEHS

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