MCALLEN, Texas - Dan Porterfield, the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, will give the keynote speech at Teach For America-RGV’s Honor Roll Gala. The gala takes place at the McAllen Convention Center...
LAREDO, Texas - The COVID-19 global pandemic has schools across the country wading in unfamiliar waters as they plan for their upcoming fall semesters.  In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike...
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was approved by the Texas state legislature in 2013. This truly “dream come true” is having a tremendous positive impact on Valley students and parents, although, in truth, its effect is much...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The president of UT-Rio Grande Valley has praised Harlingen leaders for having the foresight over many years to bring medical education to their city. Dr. Guy Bailey sung the praises of...
Today, Sunday, September 26, 2015, the omens unite. Padre Island, Texas, will experience a Red Tide. The moon will be full and “double.” The moon will be Red or Maroon. There will be an eclipse. Meaning of the omens? Some...
MCALLEN, RGV - With Texas A&M’s Higher Education Center in McAllen to open this August, the number of incoming freshmen tripled expectations. The most recent numbers for the headcount of the incoming class are at 184, however their original expectations...
We messed up. Last month I celebrated and widely announced that the Washington Post ranked five of our schools in the top 10. Those rankings were incorrect because IDEA Public Schools provided Jay Mathews and the Post with faulty...
McALLEN, RGV - While opponents of South Texas College’s proposed tax rate increase are busy getting a petition signed for a rollback election, the college’s board of trustees is seeking legal advice on whether such an election is valid. “It...
AUSTIN, Texas – The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s governmental affairs committee chairman is to serve on a state agency. Governor Greg Abbott has tapped McAllen optometrist Fred Farias, III, for a vacancy on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If...
  MCALLEN, RGV - Mark Poehl, director of internal audit and compliance for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, recently presented an audit report on South Texas College. Before the coordinating board, Poehl said STC management response indicates that STC has...

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