(Laredo, Texas)-It was the start of a great year for two UISD teachers when they arrived for a press conference hosted by Toyota of Laredo on Bob Bullock Loop. The dealership, a division the Powell Watson Auto Group, organized the press conference to congratulate UISD’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year(Miguel Angel Chavez from Centeno Elementary), and Secondary School Teacher of the Year (Andrea J. Garza from United South High School). To reward their excellence, Powell-Watson allowed the teachers to pick the car they wanted to drive at no charge for one full year. Mr. Chavez chose a GMC Yukon and Ms. Garza opted for a Mercedes Benz. Operations Manager Zachary Powell said that supporting the great work of local educators and students has always been a priority for the locally owned company.
The Powell Watson Motors Auto Group is also the official title sponsor for UISD’s Golf Tournament “Fore” Our Students , which has raised $150,000.00 since 2015. All proceeds from the annual tournament are administered as start- up scholarships for college bound UISD seniors. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2017 at the Max A. Mandel Golf Course located at 27700 Mines Road (FM1472). For sponsorship information or reservations, please call Bobby Cruz, UISD Athletic Director, at 473-7102 .