MISSION, RGV - The value for students in participating in FIRST is not winning robotics competitions but in making connections that can help throughout their career. That was the message Don Bossi delivered at a FIRST Tech Challenge meet held...
MISSION, RGV - Retired NASA astronaut Michael Fossum contrasted the career opportunities available in the Rio Grande Valley when he was growing up with what is available today.  Speaking to hundreds of students participating in a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics...
MISSION, RGV – Mission Economic Development Corporation is to host a mixer and free lunch for female participants in FIRST RGV events. The 'Women Are FIRST' event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this coming Saturday during the...
MISSION, RGV – Royal Technologies’ advanced manufacturing plant in Mission, Texas, is the venue for the FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday. The popular robotics competition is run by FIRST RGV, a non-profit that aims to inspire young people to pursue...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says if wireless companies are allowed to use a municipality’s right of way at a reduced rate, they should have to provide service throughout the city. That is not happening, Darling said at...
LAS MILPAS, RGV – Pharr Southwest Early College High School student Angel Martinez is taking dual credit courses in algebra, biology and Texas government. Though a confident and driven student, he feels he would be doing better if he was...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Victoria Chaparro, a senior at Los Fresnos High School, has explained what skills students learn when they participate in FIRST RGV’s robotics programs. Chaparro and her teammates participated in the opening tournament of the season for the...
5G is coming, and it has the potential to change everything.  The first wireless technologies allowed for basic communication, and 4G paved the way for the transmission of larger amounts of data, opening the door to everything from streaming video...
MCALLEN, RGV - The labor representative for the Texas Workforce Commission says he would not have missed the kickoff to the 2018-19 FIRST RGV Robotics Competition season for the world. Rio Grande Valley native Julian Alvarez was one of a...
MCALLEN, RGV - As the theme of FIRST’s 2018-19 season of robotics competitions is Space - to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon landing - former astronaut Michael Fossum really wanted to attend FIRST RGV’s kickoff...

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