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Enroll your child in UISD's Early College Program!

If your son or daughter would like to get a head start on their collegiate academics, there's a school program that they can be a part of.


Gilbert Manuel Vidaurri, 19, was called by the Lord to his resting place in heaven, Friday, January 11, 2019. Gilbert, as he was affectingly known, graduated from ...

United High School choir spreads some Christmas cheer

They say the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear and a high school choir is doing just that.

United High School unveils new longhorn statue

Students and staff at United High School's freshman campus unveiled a new school monument that will be there for years to come.

Alexander and United High School qualify for Seven on Seven tournament

Although we are months away from the start of high school football season, two local teams are starting to make some noise in seven on seven.

United High School student receives scholarship

United High School Senior Francisco Ramirez received a $40000 scholarship for a rifle shooting opportunity.

United High School to host Leadership Summit

United High School will be hosting a special summit for magnet students that will help them get the most out of their high school experience and achieve ...

United High School Student honored by CBP

A United High School student is honored by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for her hard work and dedication in and outside of the classroom.

United High School student receives perfect score on AP Exam

Senior Myrnalejandra Canales was recognized on Friday by school officials for earning a perfect score on her AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.

Expulsion proposed for United High School students caught changing grades  Laredo Morning Times

UISD administration has proposed that two high school students who were caught manipulating grades be expelled. The students have appealed the proposed ...

Laredo teacher, 32, pleads guilty to improper relationship with 16-year-old student  mySA

For the third time this year, a former United ISD teacher has pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student. Joel Adrian Madrigal, 32, pleaded ...

UISD students walk the stage for graduation

Graduations for UISD schools started on Friday evening with United High School students walking the stage.

UISD invites you to zumba, walk and run

LAREDO, TX (KGNS)- The Christmas holiday is usually filled with lots of food and treats that may have you feeling a little sluggish. UISD is inviting you to a ...

United High School students caught changing grades will be sent to alternative campus  Laredo Morning Times

The two United High students who were caught manipulating grades will be sent to the district's alternative campus rather than the Juvenile Justice Alternative ...

Laredo students' blackface, Hitler costumes prompt social media outrage  Laredo Morning Times

An outcry broke out on social media this week over several Laredo high school students' choice of makeup for senior week as photos circulated online.

United High School places second in Robotics competition

Students of the Robotics Department recently competed in the “BEST” Competition, or Boosting Engineering Science and technology.

United High School students rock out!

A two-hour concert rocked United High School to help promote the arts. The music and art festival is a road show aimed at opening up the world of music to ...

Holocaust survivor speaks to United High School Students

Students at United High School got a one-on-one history lesson from a holocaust survivor as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Bomb threat reported at United High School

Students staff and administrators at United High School got a scare after a bomb threat was reported. The fire and police department checked the campus and ...

UISD: United HS students face possible expulsion, criminal charges after caught changing grades  Laredo Morning Times

Two juniors at United High School are facing disciplinary action after accessing teacher files and electronic gradebooks to manipulate grades this semester, ...

New United High School Ninth Grade Campus Opens This Fall

UISD Faculty, along with the superintendent, toured their new ninth grade campus on Thursday.

2017-18 high school swimming All-City awards  Laredo Morning Times

Laredo experienced a successful swim season sending four athletes to the Class 6A state swimming and diving championships. UISD has had swimming for ...

United ISD executive named most 'Outstanding Principal' in region  Laredo Morning Times

A United ISD middle school principal has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as the region's Outstanding Principal ...

Students to compete in UISD marching band competition

UISD is inviting the community to watch talented young performers showcase their skills during its Marching Band Competition.

Ex-United High School science teacher crushed by Alzheimer's diagnosis  Laredo Morning Times

Blanca Hill's husband Don was about to turn 59 years old when he was asked to leave his job; he was a high school teacher. Blanca had begun to notice little ...

Eyewitnesses to United High School Cheerleader Incident Give Statements

On December 27, 2016, there was an incident reported at a local high school involving cheerleaders and alleged on-campus drinking and sexual acts.

What to know on Election Day in Webb County  Laredo Morning Times

Today is Election Day. It is the people's last chance to decide who gets to represent them — from City Council to the Senate — until 2020. And while early voting ...

United High School Sees False Bomb Threat

Classes at United High School were briefly interrupted on Thursday due to a bomb threat.

UISD responds to campus incidents

UISD parents were concerned after rumors of threats were circulating online.

Local teacher recognized for his outstanding work in the classroom

Timothy Cantu is 2019 Teacher Of The Year at United Independent School District. He teaches broadcast media at United High School.

How 'La Barbie' became the top-ranking leader of a Mexican drug cartel  Laredo Morning Times

Mexican drug cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal, otherwise known as "La Barbie," was sentenced in Atlanta on Monday to serve nearly five decades in prison ...

United High School student recognized as CBP Officer For a Day

CBP recognized United High School sophomore and cancer survivor, Martin Alexis Aviles as a CBP officer for a day.

Election Day: 7 runoff races to be decided in Laredo  Laredo Morning Times

Today is Election Day — the fourth Election Day of the year, and Laredo's last one for a while. Seven runoff elections will be decided today in Laredo — mayor, ...

Laredo fugitive to serve 99-year sentence after years on the run  Laredo Morning Times

In July 2011, Victor Manuel Palomo stood trial for fatally shooting a man and wounding another at an after-prom party in northwest Laredo. During the third day ...

United duo of Adrian and Ruben Martinez sign NLIs  Laredo Morning Times

United High School held a double scholarship ceremony on Friday. First to sign a baseball scholarship for McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas was ...

All Around Hoops Basketball  Laredo Morning Times

Mention the name Dwight Becker Jr. around Laredo and the first word that comes to mind is “basketball”. But to truly know someone, you must first understand ...

South volleyball tabs Martinez as its next coach  Laredo Morning Times

The United South volleyball program has landed its next head coach. UISD announced Thursday morning the selection of United assistant coach Debbie ...

What you need to file your taxes with UISD

Tax season is in full swing and students of one local school district are willing to help the community with its taxes.

Plea deal considered in improper relationship between educator, student case  Laredo Morning Times

A plea agreement is in the works for a former United Independent School District employee accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Jesus Garza ...

UISD investigating computer hacking

An investigation is underway at a United ISD school after recent allegations were brought to light about students accessing teachers' computers.

Cardenas steps down for Alexander girls’ basketball  Laredo Morning Times

A coaching icon has hung up his whistle after leading the Lady Bulldogs girls' basketball program for the past six years. Alexander head coach Gilbert Cardenas ...

Early voting for runoff elections begins today  Laredo Morning Times

Round two for Webb County's general election is now underway. Early voting for the runoff elections begins today and ends Saturday. All voting sites will be ...

UISD responds to allegations of students dressing in blackface

UISD is facing criticism by many from the community after several high school students dressed for senior week in costumes that are being called racist and ...

Mexican drug cartel leader 'La Barbie', a former Texas football player, sentenced to 50 years  Fox News

A judge in Atlanta on Monday sentenced a former Texas high school football player who rose through a bloody power struggle for control of a Mexican drug ...

LBJ Coach Talks United High School Game

LBJ Head Coach Oscar Villa Senor shares his thoughts on tonight's game against United High School.

Campos Looking to Make Mark with Cowboys

For the second year in a row the Cowboys have an undrafted rookie on their roster with Laredo ties, this time in the form of a hulking six foot seven inch 300 ...

Concerned Parent Wants Answers from UISD

One parent is pushing for answers from the United Independent School District after she says her daughter is being punished without proof.

United’s Canavati commits to Western Nebraska  Laredo Morning Times

United's Gabriela Canavati secured her volleyball future on Monday by inking her name on the dotted line to play at Western Nebraska Community College in ...

New Life Queen crowned for 2019

One out of 11 girls took the crown during the Life Pageant over the weekend. Congratulations to Liberty Nickell and all the girls who participated.

Border Patrol honors Youth of the Month recipients for February

A group of high school students were honored by the Laredo Sector Border Patrol for their hard work and dedication.

UISD announces new head coaches  Laredo Morning Times

The UISD athletic department announced its latest additions with the hiring of two swimming coaches for the upcoming school year. Both bring a wealth of ...

Congressman Cuellar recognizes students for US Naval Academy Acceptance

Two local students received congressional recognition for their acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy.

UISD League of Legends inductees announced  Laredo Morning Times

United Independent School District's League of Legends Awards recognizes and celebrates the success of alumni who have achieved success and made ...

Four Laredo ISD seniors recognized as National Hispanic Scholars  Laredo Morning Times

The College Board's National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program has recognized Cesar Cruz of the Hector J. Garcia Early College High School, Catalina ...

UISD Announces Early Release Schedules

Now that the end of the school year is here, the United Independent School District is announcing early dismissal times for this week.

UISD employee accused of improper relationship with student resigns  Laredo Morning Times

UPDATE: United Independent School District says the employee has resigned. United ISD said Tuesday it will suspend without pay the employee who was ...

Laredo Sector Border Patrol recognizes Youth of the Month recipients

A group of high school students were recognized by the Laredo Sector Border Patrol for their hard work and dedication in and out of the classroom.

Local horse trainer ready for Kentucky Derby

A local horse trainer who has ranked second in all time wins says he still needs to win the Kentucky Derby.

Photos: IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars winners announced  Laredo Morning Times

LAREDO – The International Bank of Commerce Youth Parade Under the Stars took place Thursday. From pre-school to high school, Laredo's talented youth ...

Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra hosting holiday concert

The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra will be hosting a holiday concert this weekend!

Students honored for December's Youth of the Month program

A group of high school students were honored by the Laredo Sector Border Patrol for their hard work and dedication in and out of the classroom.

United High Coach Talks South San Game

United High School Coach David Sanchez shares his thoughts on tonight's game against South San.

UISD informing freshmen about the new ninth grade campuses

The new school year is right around the corner and UISD wants to advise incoming ninth graders the status on the new campuses.

United South Ninth Grade Campus on Schedule

U.I.S.D. says it saw great success in the concept of a ninth grade campus at United High School for the last seven years, they decided to do the same with United ...

Border Olympics hosting more than 100 teams  Laredo Morning Times

Laredo will be a mecca for high school athletics this week as the Border Olympics hosts tournaments for baseball, softball, boys' and girls' golf and boys' and ...

Longhorns Sign on with TAMIU Together

It was a special afternoon for three young Laredoans at United High School as a trio of teammates all signed on to continue their playing days together.

Democractic primary runoff set for today  Laredo Morning Times

Challengers for four elected offices in Webb County will finally get picked today and Democrats will also settle on a gubernatorial candidate to take on incumbent ...

UISD Graduation Ceremonies Are Underway

The United Independent School District will be kicking off their commencement exercises on Friday night, starting with LBJ High School.

TE with Laredo Ties hoping to Stick with the Cowboys

Blake Jarwin is a young man with Laredo ties, trying to catch on with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie.

Early voting begins today  Laredo Morning Times

Early voting for the primary elections begins today across Texas and Webb County, where important local seats such as county judge, tax assessor-collector, ...

Jarwin making the Most of His Opportunities

The door has opened up for Blake Jarwin to get playing time with the Cowboys and he is looking to take advantage of the opportunity.

Girl Cyberbullied for Her Cancer Gets Support From Classmates  ABC News

A Texas teenager, who faced online taunting from classmates over her cancer diagnosis, is now getting support from her comrades. Nicole Pfister,14 of Laredo, ...

Locals to fight at Battle of the Borderland 1 in Laredo  Laredo Morning Times

After nearly two months of preparation, and a jawing-filled presser in March that only added to the anticipation, Battle of the Borderland 1 is set for Laredo this ...

New Webb County human resources director selected  Laredo Morning Times

Webb County employees will be starting off 2018 with a new human resources director. At a special-called meeting Thursday, Commissioners Court interviewed ...

First jazz band earns multiple accolades in Kingsville  Valley morning Star

The San Benito High School (SBHS) Jazz Band 1 recently placed third in the 6A varsity division at the 51st Annual Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) ...

Ex-UISD employee charged with sexual assault of a child, improper relationship with a student  Laredo Morning Times

A former UISD employee arrested in March for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student is facing several more charges, ...

Criminal charges proposed for failure to report inappropriate relationships in schools  Laredo Morning Times

A bill recently passed by the Texas Senate proposes that school principals and superintendents face criminal charges if they intentionally fail to report improper ...

LIFE Queen pageant contestants  Laredo Morning Times

LIFE Queen pageant contestants The 2017 LIFE Queen pageant will take place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the UISD Student Activity Center. The LIFE queens will ...

Local businessman, theater advocate named 2017 Laredoan of the year  Laredo Morning Times

On a Tuesday at the Laredo Morning Times office, a deep, poised voice spills over the symphony of typing. One could almost hear the smile from the way he ...

U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke returns to Laredo, hits up Palenque Grill  Laredo Morning Times

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, hit Palenque Grill on Monday night as part of his extensive campaign across Texas in his run for Senate. Since Friday ...

Here's where you can vote on Election Day in Laredo  Laredo Morning Times

Webb County residents have one last chance to cast a ballot in the November special election. A local jail referendum and seven proposed amendments to the ...

Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 3 at the SAC  Laredo Morning Times

Anyone who loves to see a great music arts competition is invited to attend the United Independent School District Annual Marching Band Festival. The event will ...

Laredo man indicted for sexual assault after 16-year-old gave birth to his child, records state  Laredo Morning Times

A grand jury in the 49th District Court recently returned an indictment against a 32-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, court records ...

Rams are Area champions: Del Rio takes down Edinburg Vela, sets up showdown with South San  Del Rio News Herald

LAREDO — For the first time in 13 years, Del Rio is playing for a chance to reach the state's Sweet 16 in boys basketball.

Sweet Serenades for Mother's Day Weekend

We want to treat all moms to some mariachi music before the weekend!

Former United High School Teacher Sentenced  Laredo Sun

LAREDO, TX – . Former school teacher of United High School, Jorge Valadez , was sentenced to four years and four months in prison for possessing child ...

Marine educator workshop comes to an end

Friday marked a milestone of becoming a Marine at the United States Marine Corps recruit depot in San Diego, California.

David Sanchez II Named Player of the Week

This week's Player of the Week award goes to David Sanchez.

Del Rioans earn spots on all-district girls soccer lists  Del Rio News Herald

Six Queens were honored with spots on this year's girls soccer all-district teams.

Actor who grew up in Laredo to debut on 'Fear the Walking Dead'  Laredo Morning Times

Look for San Antonio actor Raul Casso, who was raised in Laredo, in a startling debut on a terrifying episode that takes place in a Mexican hotel on the latest ...

WBCA names 2017 Abrazo Children  Laredo Morning Times

The Washington's Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) along with the International Good Neighbor Council (IGNC) have announced their selection of the ...

Nicole Pfister, girl cyberbullied for her cancer, gets support from classmates  KTRK-TV

A Texas teenager, who faced online taunting from classmates over her cancer diagnosis, is now getting support from her comrades, ABC News reports.

Partnership of local firms chosen to redesign four block stretch of land at end of I-35  Laredo Morning Times

City Council has selected a local team to oversee the redesign of the Boulevard of the Americas, or the four unattractive blocks between the end of Interstate 35 ...

Robot Contest Showcases Technical, Creative Abilities  University of Texas at Dallas

Boisterous crowds, pep bands and school mascots are staples of athletic events, but they found a different point of pride during a recent event that placed ...

Voters reject proposal for $125 million jail facility in Webb County  Laredo Morning Times

A huge majority of Webb County voters this election determined that they do not want to pay for a $125 million jail facility and law enforcement complex.

Texas native known as 'La Barbie' pleads guilty in Mexico cocaine conspiracy  The Guardian

Edgar Valdez Villarreal, 42, a former high school football player, was responsible for sending huge volumes of cocaine into the US, officials say. Associated ...

Sensei Salinas brings traditional karate to Laredo  Laredo Morning Times

A trio of ACL tears and a brutal training exercise resulting in bruises playfully referred to as Japanese tattoos have been no match for the mental fortitude of ...

Grisell Garza-Gongora  Laredo Morning Times

Grisell Garza-Gongora, beloved daughter, sister and friend to many, died peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones Thursday morning, April 9, 2015.

Charlie Hunnam Teams With ‘American Sniper’ Scribe Jason Hall On Legendary’s ‘American Drug Lord’

EXCLUSIVE: After completing a long run as the tragic motorcycle club leader on Sons Of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam is going to play another character who gets ...

Culinary Arts at Longview High School  Longview News-Journal

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