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Mayor Proclaims November as Bilingual Education Awareness Month

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Mayor Pete Saenz made a citywide proclamation calling for November to be Bilingual Education Awareness Month. The proclamation came after a request was submitted from United ISD Bilingual Education Director Carmen Pompa to the Mayor’s Office. Throughout the month of November, United ISD celebrates Bilingual Education with a series of Dual

Man Found Guilty of Murder

Courtesy Yanira Deleon, (Laredo, Texas)-The Office of the District Attorney reports a guilty verdict for Mario Alberto Martinez, 21, who was charged with murder for killing a homeless man.  The case came to light on October 25, 2016, when the victim’s girlfriend waived down a Laredo Police Department officer and informed him about the assault.

United ISD Hosts Dedication Ceremony For United South 9th Grade Campus

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Campus, District, and Community members united this morning to honor United ISD’s most recent addition. United South 9th Grade Campus, Home of United High School’s Class of 2021, is the district’s most recent addition to United South High School. The 9th Grade Campus is a stand alone, two-story structure adjacent to United South

Webb County Land Fund Gives United ISD a Financial Boost

Courtesy Rocio Moore, (Laredo, Texas)-Webb County presented United I.S.D with some additional capital totaling $2,086,052.16. The source of the money is the Permanent School Land Fund, which is an arrangement that permits Webb County to act as a land trustee for all three school districts in the county. A majority of the revenues are derived from petroleum royalties, cattle grazing and hunting leases on 10,000 acres of school land located in the northern part of Webb County. 

United High School Honors American Heroes

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Longhorn proud, United strong, and honored to celebrate the men and women who have served our country were the sentiments echoed in every song, every poem, and every speech featured at the United High School annual Veterans Day Program. The event captivated the attention of all those in attendance. Students, teachers,

George Washington Middles School Students See Inspirational New Film Ahead of Release

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Recently, students in the George Washington Middle School (GWMS),Library Book Club enjoyed an advanced screening of Wonder. The upcoming theatrical release is based on a book written by author R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the story of a 10 year old boy whose facial deformity causes others to avoid and shun him.

USMS Students reach Out to Help Children In Our Community

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-During the month of October, United South Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), collected and donated 100 teddy bears to the 6th annual Share- a- Bear drive. The effort is coordinated by the Webb County Sheriff Department. Law enforcement officials will distribute the bears to children who have “This teddy

City of McAllen Receives Thousands of Dollars in Rebates from Non-Profit Group

Courtesy Xochitl Mora, (McAllen, Texas)-More than $418,000 — that’s how much has been delivered back to the City of McAllen thanks to its membership in the state’s leading municipal electricity buying group, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. “The City of McAllen has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in rebates, thanks to its participation


Courtesy Xochitl Mora, La Plaza mall management, Dillard’s representatives, Mayor Jim Darling and city officials to conduct official ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening day McAllen, TX,  — La Plaza is pleased to announce the opening of its second parking deck to Rio Grande Valley shoppers. The state-of-the-art, three-level parking deck is connected to Dillard’s and adjacent

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