Mathematics and Science Academy expanding to Edinburg Campus in fall 2016

BY Karen Perez RIO GRANDE VALLEY – When Stephanie Hernandez’s mother first told her that she could complete two years of college concurrently with...

Vackars give more than $2M to UTRGV for scholarships, largest gift in university history

BY Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced the largest scholarship gift received in the institution's...

Vackars give more than $2M to UTRGV for scholarships, largest gift in university history

BY Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced the largest scholarship gift received in the institution's...

Part III: The railroad’s first freight and passengers; meeting Lon C. Hill

BY NORMAN ROZEFF EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third part in an ongoing series on Sam Robertson. The other parts can be found at www.valleystar.com.As...

Take a Challenge!

Recent research studies show that a bit of peer pressure and small cash incentives help people lose weight.A study published in the Annals of...

Jude and his wonderful smile

Jude had been in room 623 for over two years. He had come from a PPCD unit (preschool program for children with disabilities) but...

The Best Landscape Designer

BY LAUREN OLBETERYou are the best landscape designer – for your own yard, that is. Nobody knows your likes and dislikes better than you...

Keeping our compass heading true in the New Year ahead

“Ring out the false, ring in the true.”Alfred Lord TennysonWhile thinking about writing this article, I reminisced about my flying days in the Air...

Student Veteran Alliance Club gives gifts of hope

The Texas State Technical College Student Veteran Alliance Club recently presented three student veterans with $300 scholarships to assist with paying for classes and...

University graduate gets a second chance at TSTC

BY AMANDA SOTELOFrom La Sara, Texas, a small town outside of Raymondville, Reynaldo Garza, 26, finds himself studying at Texas State Technical College after...