PHARR, RGV - Once the new Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence opens in Pharr, South Texas College will be able to provide specialized law enforcement training that, to a large extent, is currently unavailable in the Rio Grande...
EDINBURG, RGV - For the past year and a half, UTRGV’s Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship has implemented an internship program to encourage companies around the region to take in local talent from the University. Maria Leonard,...
MCALLEN, RGV – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD has given itself a goal of having 90 percent of its graduating students leave high school with at least a semester’s worth of college credit hours. At the moment, it is graduating half its...
McALLEN, RGV - The Center for Public Policy Priorities held a workshop on Wednesday to highlight two new data tools that allow Rio Grande Valley communities to measure how well their residents are doing. The workshop, co-sponsored by CPPP and...
McALLEN, RGV - Don’t blame McAllen ISD board members for a possible hefty bond issue to pay for new facilities, blame the state Legislature for abdicating its responsibility to public education. This is the view of McAllen attorney Gina Karam...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Harlingen CISD Superintendent Art Cavazos has boldly predicted that a unique partnership between his school district, UT-Rio Grande Valley and the City of Harlingen will “transform” the city and potentially become a state model. UTRGV President Guy...
WESLACO, RGV - Jorge D. Ayala, director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s southwest region, has announced a $1.4 million grant for the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco’s Center for Innovation and Commercialization. The center will be jointly administered by...
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS - State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. expressed his support of emergency measures proposed in the U.S. Senate that aim to mend the digital divide in rural and poor areas amidst school closures due to COVID-19.
As a former teacher, I know just how much impact educators have in every child’s life.   Growing up, I loved school and always felt this sense of excitement to meet my teachers every...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas College will host its 13th annual Summit on College and Career Readiness on Monday, Apr. 9. South Texas College (STC) first premiered the summit in 2006. According to STC’s press release, the Summit provides a...

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