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Alexander High School Hosts Never Be Absent Event 

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Alexander High School held a Never Be Absent (NBA) event this afternoon. Students with perfect attendance were invited to the exclusive event. This type of event is hosted at the end of every nine week period and only students with perfect attendance are able to attend. The fun filled event includes

KGNS Hosts Final Magic of Storytelling Event at Prada Elementary

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Students at Prada Elementary were in for a real treat this morning when none other than KGNS Meteorologist Jessica Fernandez was introduced as the guest reader for the final Magic of Storytelling event of the school year.  Fernandez read Squirrel’s New Years Resolution, by Ember Kathi. The book was selected to coincide with

City of McAllen Wants Residents to Know It’s Time to Get Healthy

Courtesy  Xochitl Mora, Texas-sized competition to promote healthy living  McAllen , Texas- Mayor Jim Darling and the McAllen City Commission recently voted to have the city compete in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, a statewide competition where residents earn points for their community by simply making healthier choices.  It’s free, fun and holds people

John B. Alexander High School Band Competes at the Anual Texas Music Educator’s Association

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-It has been a long-standing tradition for Alexander High School students to excel not only during marching season, but also in the spring where students compete at the annual Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) Area G Regional Competition. Over the weekend, students traveled to Corpus Christi to attend the competition being

Alexander High School Student Earns All State Musician title for a Second Time

Alexander High School Student Earns All State Musician title for a Second TimeCourtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-John B. Alexander High School bassoonist KiHoon Rim took 1st chair as an All State Musician during the Texas Music Educator’s Association Area G Contest on January 13, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. This accomplishment marks the second time that KiHoon Rim has

McAllen Bridge System Prepares for Icy Weather Bridges to be brined

Courtesy Xochitl Mora,  McAllen, TX–  The City of McAllen is prepping both Hidalgo International and Anzalduas International Bridge with brine today, starting at 4:00 p.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m. The City of McAllen will be conducting this anti-icing operation utilizing City staff and City equipment, in an effort to keep visitors and residents safe

United ISD High School Students Win Big for Perfect Attendance

Courtesy Yvette Treviño, (Laredo, Texas)-Student Activity Coordinators at each of United ISD’s four High Schools hosted a Never Be Absent Student Assembly where students who have not been absent during the 2nd Nine Week Period were entered in a drawing for prizes. High School students who had Perfect Attendance received an exclusive invite to the

Webb County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Courtesy Larry Sanchez, In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all Webb County administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018.  The holiday closure includes the Webb County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office.  The Webb County Sheriff’s Department Administrative Offices will also be closed.  All emergency services will be available. Webb County Offices

Trautmann Middle School Student Reaches for the Final Round of State-Wide Video Contest

Courtesy Alex Meyer, (Laredo, Texas)-Trautmann Middle School student Oziel Gonzalez has been announced as 1 of 6 middle school finalists in the second round of the Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The top three videos from the middle school category will proceed to the final round of the state-wide competition. Oziel hopes that his community

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