Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., USA (Ret.), Commandant of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, visited Ortiz Elementary on September 28 to talk to students and lead them in a round of calisthenics.  Later, he spoke to top juniors and seniors from all BISD Early College High Schools in the Veterans Memorial ECHS auditorium about A&M University, admission requirements, scholarship opportunities, the Corps of Cadets, post-secondary success, and overcoming obstacles in life.  View more photos.