LA JOYA, Texas – The summer camps put on by FIRST RGV to give students the chance to build robots would sometimes draw hundreds of attendees. One of the main features of our success...
ALAMO, Texas - Arise Adelante has won praise for helping colonia families navigate the digital divide during the coronavirus-induced school shutdown. The community group connected with the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program, a nonprofit which...
I’ve lived my entire life in the Rio Grande Valley. I was born and raised in Brownsville, graduated from Brownsville High School, attended college here, and I’ve served as a police officer in Cameron County for the past...
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Pharr acted quickly to flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of the virus. Having already witnessed the devastating effects of COVID-19 in other...
MCALLEN, Texas - According to a report by Connected Nation, “Rural Broadband: A Texas Tour,” 1.8 million Texans, most of them in rural areas, don’t have high-speed internet access. Dr. Steven Johnson, chancellor of...
FIRST RGV, INC was founded back in 2015 by three individuals with a distinct mission to amplify the power of FIRST robotics in the Rio Grande Valley through local representation.  At the time, FIRST...
LA JOYA, Texas - La Joya ISD is fitting more school buses with wifi so that students living in colonias and rural parts of the district can sit alongside the buses and do their homework.
IDEA Public Schools plans to lobby Congress to make elimination of the digital divide a key part of the next stimulus bill. The nonprofit charter school operator has also started to send MiFi devices...
MCALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Eddie Lucio was among the first border lawmakers to express concern over the negative impact the digital divide will have on Rio Grande Valley students while their schools are closed.
MISSION, Texas - More than 1,200 border region students will meet at Royal Technologies in Mission on Saturday for the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship. The regional championship comprises the best 48 robot-building teams...

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