MCALLEN, Texas - The new chancellor of Western Governors University Texas has reaffirmed her institution’s “huge” commitment to South Texas. Linda Battles, who was appointed a WGU regional vice president and chancellor of its Texas division in September, recently visited...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - John Sharp, chancellor for the Texas A&M University System, visited the Port of Brownsville recently to announce a new initiative to invigorate advanced manufacturing in the area. The Texas A&M RGV Advanced Manufacturing/Training Innovation Now (TRAIN) program...
HARLINGEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley is far short of the national average for neurologists and the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine wants to do something about it.  UTRGV SOM, along with its clinical arm, UT Health RGV,...
While colleges in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) have been experiencing a higher rate of enrollment than the state of Texas itself, very few students are completing their degrees.  Only 18 percent of residents aged 25 and older across the...
EDINBURG, Texas - Dr. Narciso Garcia, superintendent at Vanguard Academy, is pleased with the progress his charter school system has made in preparing students for collage, career and the military. Collage, career and military readiness (CCMR) is part of the...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The private sector should do a lot more to tap into the resources of universities, including utilizing the knowledge of its faculty, particularly those with industry experience, their research divisions, and use more their students as...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - State Rep. Alex Dominguez is in talks to bring a $5 billion electric car manufacturing and assembling operation to Brownsville. The Brownsville lawmaker announced preliminary details at a news conference held at the Port of Brownsville by...
EDINBURG, Texas - A new program called the Workforce Development Innovation Challenge is being launched by UT-Rio Grande Valley’s Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24.  The challenge kicks off at the UTRGV...
PHARR, Texas - Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez gave a ringing endorsement of fast growing South Texas College at an event at Vanguard Academy on Saturday. Hernandez said that under the leadership of its new president, Ricardo Solis, STC is moving...
It is with sadness that we share the news that Mr. Jesús “Jesse” S. Treviño, former chair of the IDRA Board of Directors, passed away last week surrounded by family. His commitment to education and empowering children was a...

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