UTRGV, TSC, STC partner to bridge students into biomedical research careers

By Letty Fernandez, UTRGV Staff UTRGV, South Texas College and Texas Southmost College have been awarded a more than $2 million, five-year grant from the National...

Thousands of BISD students turning out to vote

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced everything online, voting continues through Friday in the 2020 Kids Voting Brownsville Mock Election that is part of a...

Veterans Memorial wins College Success Award

For the second consecutive year, Veterans Memorial Early College High School has won the College Success Award from the national nonprofit GreatSchools.org for making sure...

SJA to host free webinar for students

Saint Joseph Academy will host a free webinar intended to help students make the transition to middle school more easily. The webinar will take place...

Innovator speaks on distance learning; Says education gap may be widening

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the university professor, author and lecturer credited with inventing the term e-learning says distance learning’s worldwide embrace is...

COVID-19 case activity varies at RGV schools; additional data still sought

Select students in Hidalgo County began returning to campus last month, a decision during the pandemic some fear is a gamble based on an...

BISD schools win national recognition

The National Center for Urban School Transformation at San Diego State University has named five Brownsville schools as winners of 2020 Best Urban Schools...

Los Fresnos’ Salazar chosen for Broad fellowship

The Broad Center at the Yale School of Management has named Los Fresnos CISD Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar to the inaugural cohort of a prestigious...

BISD in-person start date extended; Full on-campus instruction begins Nov. 30

The Texas Education Agency has granted a second four-week waiver extending the start date for face-to-face instruction for all BISD students to Nov. 30,...

Supporting Workforce: TSC unveils new training facilities

Texas Southmost College hosted an unveiling ceremony on Friday morning for the build-out of four new training facilities at the ITEC Center, which will...

BISD candidates state qualifications; Running for Positions 5 and 6

The 14 candidates running for the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees are doing so for a variety of reasons but all express...

Meet your candidates for TSC Board of Trustees 

With early voting starting next Tuesday, candidates for the Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees are finding ways to connect with voters and encourage...

Drive-by Blessings: EDS celebrates Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

Even if it was a little different this year, the long tradition of blessing the animals among us to honor the Feast Day of...

EDS celebrates Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

Even if it was a little different this year. the long tradition of blessing the animals for the Feast Day of St. Francis of...

BISD candidates report campaign contributions

Candidates in the Nov. 3 Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees election reported more than $75,000 in campaign contributions, spent about $128,000 on...

STC seeing more interest in public safety program

Growing up in Pharr, Agustus Zuniga always wanted to be a police officer. He saw it as a way to help others, to do something...

One-third of Raymondville students return to classrooms

RAYMONDVILLE — Nearly a third of the Raymondville school district’s students have returned to the classroom amid tight safeguards aimed at protecting them against...

First-year teachers see advantages, drawbacks to online learning

Five weeks into a school year no one expected to be so different, a group of first- and second-year teachers at Perkins Middle School...

HAZWOPER safety certification helps UTRGV students stand out as job candidates

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff More than a dozen UTRGV students recently earned a certification that not only can help keep the environment safe...

Los Fresnos begins return to on-campus learning

The Los Fresnos school district on Monday will begin the transition to face-to-face instruction for students whose parents choose on-campus learning and delayed start...

Harmony Public Schools awarded $27.8M grant for leadership program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain...

New superintendent starts work at Edcouch-Elsa

There’s a new superintendent in Edcouch-Elsa. Dr. Gregory Rodriguez officially took the helm at Edcouch-Elsa ISD on Sept. 10 after being named lone finalist for...

UTRGV kicks off speaker series online

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, UTRGV students, staff and faculty would gather at either the Brownsville or the Edinburg campus, grab a seat at the...

BISD requests additional four-week extension for distance learning

The Brownsville Independent School District said the district will be requesting from the Texas Education Agency an additional four-week extension for distance learning beyond...

UTRGV internship brings new approaches to Alzheimer’s research

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff On a map of the Rio Grande Valley, parts of Brownsville are highlighted in a deep red color. The red...

BISD adopts 2020-2021 tax rate

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.1758 cents per $100 valuation for the 2020-2021 school year, a...

BISD adopts 2020-2021 tax rate

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted a tax rate of $1.1758 cents per $100 valuation for the 2020-2021 school year, a...

Muñoz lone finalist for La Villa superintendent post

The La Villa ISD Board of Trustees named Robert Muñoz the lone finalist for the school district’s superintendent position earlier this month. According to the...

Valley higher ed enrollment up, down

An unprecedented year has brought unprecedented changes to the enrollment numbers of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest higher education institutions, changes that are both...

TSC earns 10-year reaccreditation

Texas Southmost College was awarded reaffirmation of accreditation by its regional accrediting agency earlier this month, certifying that the college is achieving its mission...