MCALLEN, Texas – Hidalgo County has pledged $2 million to South Texas College to expand its nursing program.

Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said all residents in the region will benefit if more skilled nurses are being trained for the local health care industry. 

“On behalf of the Commissioners Court, it was an honor to present a check for $2 million to South Texas College for their nursing program,” Cortez said.

“This money will fund salaries for nursing instructors in an effort to increase enrollment and double the number of nurses graduating in our region. We view this as an investment in our community.”

Editor’s Note: We will bring more news on this story, with reaction from South Texas College, as it becomes available.

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