Tax-free school supplies weekend set for Aug. 7-9

HARLINGEN — The school year may be delayed, but the tax-free weekend to buy scholastic supplies and other items is still on. The annual tax-savings...

BISD agrees upon raises; District also set to buy wifi hotspots

The Brownsville Independent School District made good Tuesday on a pledge to teachers and librarians by funding a full $2,000 raise for the coming...

UTRGV to provide $1,000 cash grants to eligible students  

By Melissa Vasquez, UTRGV Staff To provide UTRGV students with even more financial support this coming semester, the university has revamped its Fall Relief Package to give all...

Teacher honored as Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

Graciela Olivo has been a teacher of blind students in the Rio Grande Valley for over 35 years. This month, the National Federation of...

TWC provides $8.2 million in grants to schools

HARLINGEN — Several students around the state who are interested in technical careers will have more access to the tools they need to further...

Schools prepare to start year remotely; Parents have options for their children

Teachers, parents, students and school officials got a better idea late last week of how Texas will approach opening schools safely as coronavirus infections...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of an...

Donna schools to install a dozen Wi-Fi towers across city

The Donna school district will launch a multi-million dollar effort to install a dozen Wi-Fi towers across the city in hopes of providing internet...

TSC to hold first virtual graduation

Texas Southmost College will hold its first virtual commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the 2020 Spring Semester at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Originally scheduled for...

BISD readies for new school year; Classes will start with distance learning

Parents, students, teachers and staff in the Brownsville Independent School District know this much about the 2020-2021 school year: It will begin on Aug....

Farmers to Families: Thousands line up for free boxed chicken

Residents started lining up about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to receive boxes of fully-cooked, frozen chicken. In all the BISD food services department distributed more...

IBC awards scholarships to area graduates

IBC Bank-Brownsville is promoting higher education by awarding a combined $10,000 in scholarships to 10 high school graduates as they embark upon college and...

Home to Texas: UT internship program encourages hometown connections

A hometown summer internship program at the University of Texas at Austin apparently accomplished its mission for both the interns and their hosts Home to...

Preparing with PPE: Protective equipment from TEA lands in Brownsville

The Brownsville Independent School District took delivery Tuesday on two truckloads of Personal Protective Equipment from the Texas Education Agency as the district prepares...

A Question of Connectivity; BISD confronts digital divide

The Brownsville Independent School District faces two critical challenges when the 2020-2021 school year begins, narrowing the digital divide so that all students have...

UTRGV continues fresh produce distribution to community

Dozens of students and community members attended the weekly produce distribution at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday where they received...

Atkinson unexpectedly attends board meeting

Sylvia Atkinson, a Brownsville Independent School District trustee who has been absent from board meetings since December, unexpectedly attended an emergency board meeting on...

TSC approves 20% deduction in fall tuition

As part of Texas Southmost College’s ongoing comprehensive CARE initiative, all students enrolled in the fall 2020 semester will receive an automatic 20% reduction...

Food distribution by BISD comes to an end for now

Hundreds of mask-wearing families attended the last food distribution by the Brownsville Independent School District at several schools throughout the city on Thursday morning. More...

IDEA Public Schools to begin year virtually Aug. 10

All IDEA Public School campuses in the Rio Grande Valley will begin classes 100% virtually on August 10. This decision comes after careful consideration from IDEA leadership.  “Safety has always been important...

BISD to start school remotely on Aug. 25

Classes will begin Aug 25 for the Brownsville Independent School District's 43,000 students after an emergency school board meeting Wednesday during which the district...

UTRGV to offer six types of classes in the fall semester

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced in an email sent to the campus community that students will have six different types of...

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...

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...

SJA welcomes new vice principal

St. Joseph Academy is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of longtime educator and administrator Dana Yates as the new vice principal. Yates has...

Jubilee getting ready for new school year

HARLINGEN — Face to face, virtual, or a combination of both? All of the above when Jubilee Harlingen opens for the new school year, says...

BISD eyes new school year; Final decisions in hands of state

The timeline for Brownsville Independent School District students to return to classrooms for in-person instruction is in the hands of state officials, who have...