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...
PHARR, RGV - The labor representative on the Texas Workforce Commission, Julian Alvarez, attended a FIRST RGV robotics competition at PSJA North on Saturday and announced his support for the non-profit group. FIRST, which stands for Inspiration and Recognition of...
ALTON, RGV - The former dean of engineering at UT-Pan American has given his blessing to FIRST RGV’s robotics program. Miguel Gonzalez served as a judge at an event at Alton Memorial, Jr., High School on Saturday. The work requirement...
Customer service. It isn’t just for businesses anymore. One of our points of focus in McAllen ISD this year has been on improving our customer service. If you look at our system, we are one of the biggest businesses in town....
Walk into my classroom at PSJA Southwest on a given day and you will see my students tackling difficult problems, solving puzzles, and learning how to formalize their learning into a code that a computer can read. Computer Science does...
MCALLEN, RGV - Diana A. Peña, coordinator for career technical education at McAllen ISD spoke for many at a recent FIRST-RGV robotics tournament when she said the non-profit is not just about building robots. “One of the most important things...

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