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Adriana Rendon Takes Over the Boys and Girls Club Chief Executive Position in Edinburg

Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has announced that Sabrina Walker Hernandez is retiring as the Chief Executive Officer and current Deputy CEO Adriana Rendon will be appointed as her successor.
At a special signing ceremony on May 13, South Texas College President Dr. Shirley A. Reed and Western Governor’s University Chancellor Dr. Steven Johnson signed an agreement that will seek to further students’ education by utilizing course offerings available at WGU.

WGU Texas, South Texas College Sign Agreement to Make Higher Education More Accessible

Western Governors University (WGU) Texas and South Texas College (STC) have announced a new partnership that will streamline the process for STC graduates, employees, and staff pursuing bachelor and master’s degrees.
Featured, from left: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; Rep. Alex Domínguez, D-Brownsville; Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco. Photo Courtesy REP. ARMANDO “MANDO” MARTÍNEZ

Texas House of Representatives Authorized a 52 Million dollars Law School Building

A major milestone for higher education in deep South Texas took place on Monday, May 1, 2019, when the House of Representatives approved House Bill 103, whose author is Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, that calls for the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas Game Wardens Stress Boating Safety Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Last year, 29 boating fatalities and hundreds of boat accidents and injuries occurred on Texas waters. As part of National Safe Boating Week May 18-24, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement are reminding Texans to be safe this Memorial Day weekend and all summer long
Dr. M. Ray Perryman

Texas Attracting Corporate Locations and Expansions, Oil and Gas, Growing at Phenomenal Pace

The Texas economy is coming off a very strong 2018, and the state is attracting more major corporate locations and expansions than any other by a wide margin.

Renée Rodriguez-Betancourt honored by Texas Bar Foundation

The Hon. Renée Rodriguez-Betancourt, presiding Judge of the 449th District Court, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

PSJA Elementary Teacher honored with her second H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

Celena Miller, Science Teacher at PSJA ISD's Cesar Chavez Elementary was recently named a recipient of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Elementary Leadership Award at the 18th Annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony held in Austin on May 5, 2019.
IDEA College Preparatory McAllen Principal Joán Alvarez and Accelerate Institute CEO Nora Ligurotis

IDEA Mcallen Principal Awarded Prestigious $25,000 2019 Ryan Award for Closing the Achievement Gap

In a surprise ceremony in front of students, staff, and family, IDEA College Preparatory McAllen Principal Joán Alvarez, was honored with the Accelerate Institute’s 2019 Ryan Award for exceptional school leadership, a national award honoring transformational school principals who are closing the achievement gap.

US News Ranks all 4 ECISD High Schools Among Best in Nation

The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District recently announced that all four of its high schools have been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2019 Best High Schools.

Experiences of Loss, Triumph Shared at Record-Setting STC Graduation

Among a sea of colorful stoles and the many elaborate hats worn by South Texas College graduates, America Noriega carried a solemn reminder of a promise she made to her brother Kevin Noriega before his passing in 2017.