MCALLEN, RGV – McAllen ISD is to merge two middle schools, De Leon and Lincoln, and move its Achieve Early College High School from South Texas College to the Lincoln campus, says the board of trustees’ president. Tony Forina said...
EDINBURG, RGV - In RGV FOCUS’ fourth annual report, findings show the Rio Grande Valley meets or exceeds the state of Texas average in nine out of 11 categories. RGV FOCUS launched in 2012 as a collective impact initiative incorporating...
Today was not a victory, but a slap in the face. While I appreciate the steps that the Board of Education has taken to approve ethnic-specific courses of study, it did not come without its insults. Today, 9 of my 14...
PHARR, RGV - Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley teamed up with various organizations to provide a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) camp for elementary and middle school-aged children. About 450 kids from local Texas Rising Star-accredited childcare...
MCALLEN, RGV - FIRST RGV says it is going to have to limit the number of teams that can enter their robotics competitions - unless the non-profit receives more local sponsorship. The news comes as three FIRST teams from the...
PHARR, RGV - Olivia Benford, Parental Engagement Director for Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, was named as a finalist for National Life Group’s 2017-2018 “LifeChanger of the Year” award. Benford was honored in a surprise ceremony at the Pharr Adult Learning Center...
MCALLEN, RGV - The “Minitropolis” program established by IBC Bank at Sam Houston Elementary School in McAllen in 1996 is going from strength to strength. It is now running in more than 30 communities in the IBC Bank footprint across...
PHARR, RGV - The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) last week in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship among the student body and solidify their previous partnerships. Stephanie L....
MCALLEN, RGV - In the light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez has called a town hall meeting. In an open letter to McAllen ISD staff, students and...
Every day—and I do mean every day—since January 1, I have felt a heaviness in the pit of my stomach. Every day, I know I am going to hear another story about what has befallen my fellow retired Texas public...

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