McALLEN, RGV - This weekend marks the one year anniversary of Governor Perry officially signing into law SB 24, legislation that merges UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville and creates a free standing medical school in South Texas. June 14, 2013, marked...
McALLEN, RGV - Following in-depth discussions with state Sen. Juan Hinojosa, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp is going to make a major announcement about a healthcare project he believes will transform the Rio Grande Valley. The announcement will...
McALLEN, RGV - USDA, Baylor University Texas Hunger Initiative and Texas A&M University Health Science Center are collaborating to reduce the number of Rio Grande Valley children that go without a healthy meal. A dinner was held at the Texas...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - There was great excitement among colonia group leaders at a meeting in Weslaco last November that their ideas were being listened to by the master planners developing the new university for the Rio Grande Valley. It seemed...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley is to get its own version of the Aspen Institute, UT leaders have announced. The University of Texas Institute of the Americas will be under the auspices of the UT System in Austin...
EDINBURG, RGV - I have written several times in the past about MAS—Mexican American Studies. Professors and students of that academic discipline have also written or spoken of the importance, need, trials and triumphs of that program. They offer rigorous...
AUSTIN, Texas - Guy Bailey does not start working as president of UT-Rio Grande Valley until June 15 but he has already announced his transition team to help prepare for the morphing of UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville into UTRGV. There...
EDINBURG, RGV - Some of UT-Rio Grande Valley’s loftier goals may take a little time to achieve – such as becoming a truly bilingual university. This is the view of Dr. Victor Alvarado, a professor in educational psychology at UT-Pan...
AUSTIN, Texas - There was a time when Dr. Daniel King was getting more attention at the national level than the state level for his work as superintendent of PSJA ISD. That is starting to change as his appearance at...
SAN JUAN, RGV - If the United States has the ingenuity to put a man on the Moon, how come it cannot educate enough student nurses to satisfy demand in the healthcare industry? This was a question posed by PSJA...

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