MISSION, RGV - FIRST RGV, the non-profit that encourages students to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, has produced a video about its recent FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition. The event attracted close to 700 students from...
MCALLEN, RGV - Cities in the Rio Grande Valley might not know it but they have the ability and authority to significantly address the region’s digital divide. This is the view of Jordana Barton, senior advisor for community development at...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation has become the first economic development corporation in the Rio Grande Valley to make elimination of the digital divide a top policy priority. GBIC made the move after learning that Brownsville is...
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a statement regarding its draft annual broadband deployment report and, upon first review, the connectivity numbers look very promising. Almost two decades have passed since we began using the term Digital Divide to...
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...

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