A GOLDEN TRIBUTE: ECHS graduate pays homage to late mother

By CATHERINE DUNCAN, HCISD Writer The Girls Scouts of the United States of America awarded a recent Early College High School graduate the coveted Gold Award...

ECHS wins spelling bee

Three Early College High School students brought back a first place trophy this month for winning the 26th annual Harlingen Corporate Killer Spelling Bee...

TSTC building construction lays a foundation of success for students

By Amanda Sotello, TSTC Staff The construction industry is booming and continuing to add jobs, but with growth comes the need for a skilled...

TSTC Wind Energy Technology changes alum’s outlook on life

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Froilan Gaitan began his college career at Texas State Technical College with the idea of transferring to pursue a bachelor’s...

TSTC automotive student gets to practice his skills for AEP

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Texas State Technical College Automotive Technology student Hugo Villanueva never thought college would be in his future, much less a...

TSTC, Mueller Co. receive TWC skills grant for workforce training

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff A Texas Workforce Commission grant will allow Texas State Technical College and Mueller Co. at its Brownsville location to advance...

‘Safe and quiet’: Sensory rooms bring peace to special kids

HARLINGEN — “Levi, rollers,” directed the teacher. Levi Medina, 4, quickly dove beneath a red roller and a blue roller, a smile spreading across his face as he felt them move across his back. Levi and several other children were spending time in the “Sensory Room” at Dr. Rodriguez Elementary School, one of five that just opened in the Harlingen school district. A sort of mystical quality seemed to pervade the dim-lit room, where a young girl toyed with small mini-lights and another swung in a cushioned chair. Jack Resendez, 4, gazed with transfixed fascination at bubbles rising through tubes while changing from red, to amber, to emerald green and lavender.

UTRGV student accessibility services not limited to students with physical disabilities

By Maria Elena HernandezBy Maria Elena Hernandez UTRGV’s Student Accessibility Services office offers a broad range of resources, including for pregnant students. But many have...

TSTC Dental Hygiene produce smile changers

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff The demand for dental hygienists is on the rise across the state, especially in East and West Texas, where there...

TSTC aviation maintenance programs propel alum into a new career

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Anthony Medrano found a life after the military and a second career at Texas State Technical College, and is now...