TEA: Schools can stay closed without losing funding if local health officials order it

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Local public health officials will be able to keep Texas schools closed for in-person instruction this fall without risking state...

Protesters rally against face-to-face classrooms

HARLINGEN — “Teachers Lives Matter.” “ Keep Distance Learning, #No Face to Face, Our Lives Matter Don’t Put Us At Risk.” More than 60 employees of the...

Experts: Trump’s ban on new visas will hurt Texas universities

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune The Trump administration’s suspension of issuing new H-1B visas for specialized roles — such as professors, researchers and computer programmers...

TSTC provost featured in Valley Women Inspire magazine

Cledia Hernandez, provost of Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus, was featured in the summer 2020 issue of Valley Women Inspire, a free quarterly...

TSTC electrical lineworker instructor ready to bring experience to the classroom

Angel Toledo enjoyed an extensive career with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board for over 30 years. Last February, he joined Texas State Technical College...

TSTC alumni overcome hardship to find success

Started in 2016, iServe Biomedical is a leading provider of medical equipment repairs serving the Houston area. Founders Javier Valdez and Rene Torres discussed...

Varsity choir selected to perform at state convention

HARLINGEN — Flor Aldaco is psyched about performing at a state convention next year. “ I am beyond excited,” said Flor, 17, one of 20 singers...

Harmony to offer flexible classroom plan for 2020-2021

Harmony Public Schools will allow families to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for inperson classes for the 2020- 2021...

Los Fresnos proposes delayed school start

The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District has announced plans to delay the start of school until early September under a revised 2020-2021 academic...

First cohort: Veterinary students receive certifications

HARLINGEN — They knew they were ahead of themselves, but had no idea how far. The Harlingen school district’s first cohort of veterinary assistant students...