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News Articles - 2013

  December 2013

Challenger 12.21.13 - Community Shows Up to Experience Challenger Learning Center

If Stephanie Garcia’s reaction following a tour of the Challenger Learning Center is any indication of what to expect of Texas State Technical College’s new lab, look for a community to be inspired. [Read More]

Rosales 12.21.13 - Rosales Retires After More 30-Plus Year Career at TSTC

As the Fall Semester came to an end, so did the long and fruitful career of Luis Rosales, a man known for his compassionate heart, caring ways and willingness to help any student or coworker during his 30-plus year career at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Fire 12.14.13 - Challenger Opening Fire Academy Celebrates 25 Years

In 2013, Texas State Technical College and the Rio Grande Valley Emergency Training Alliance celebrated the 25th anniversary of their partnership, which includes the prestigious Firefighter Academy housed at TSTC. [Read More]

Gala 12.07.13 - Ninth Annual Noche De Gala Honors Students, Recognizes Supporters

There was a point in his young life when Jesse Saldana didn't know in which direction he was headed. It allowed for time to reflect and figure out what and who he wanted to become as he got older. [Read More]

Commencement 12.06.13 - Nearly 200 Walk Stage at TSTC's Winter Commencement

Miranda and Doreen were among the nearly 200 graduates at the Texas State Technical College Winter Commencement at MMA's Yeckel Auditorium on Friday. [Read More]

challenger 12.02.13 - Challenger Opening

It was more of a figurative liftoff. But with civic, community and educational leaders on hand, TSTC officials celebrated the grand opening of the Challenger Learning Center on a picturesque Monday morning. [Read More]

  November 2013

Veterans 11.11.13 - Veterans Day Ceremony

Ricardo Sanchez, Lieutenant General U.S. Army (ret.) spoke emphatically about what it means to be a veteran and serving the country. [Read More]

News Icon 11.08.13 - TSTC to Host Veterans Day Ceremony

TSTC has planned a Veterans Day Ceremony that includes guest speaker and former Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, a native of Rio Grande City. [Read More]

rover 11.02.13 - Students Built Earth Rover

Students and instructors from the Architecture Design and Engineering Graphics Technology Program showcased their newly completed Earth Rover on Wednesday at Oktoberfest at TSTC. [Read More]

HACU 11.01.13 - Students Represent TSTC at HACU Conference

San Benito’s Cesar Polanco wasn’t sure what to expect when he and five of his fellow Texas State Technical College students made their way to Chicago for the 27th Annual HACU. [Read More]

  October 2013

Red Ribbon Week 10.30.13 - TSTC Commemorates Red Ribbon Week on Campus

Holding hands and chanting "say no to drugs" in unison, three- and four-year olds from TSTC's NINOS Head Start program marched across campus in observance of Red Ribbon Week. [Read More]

Robo 10.26.13 - TSTC Hosts Third Annual RGV BEST Robotics Competition

A strange sense of déjà vu came over the Early College High School robotics team when their robot broke down during the semifinals of the Robotic Performance even. [Read More]

Volunteers 10.26.13 - TSTC Students Help Beautify City

The spirit of volunteerism lives strong within Rio Hondo's Greg Esquivel. And if he can help it, it'll live on in future generations. [Read More]

MA Assist 10.24.13 - Medical Assistant Celebrate National Recognition Week

The spirit of volunteerism lives strong within Rio Hondo's Greg Esquivel. And if he can help it, it'll live on in future generations. [Read More]

PD 10.23.13 - Two Officers Sworn into TSTC PD

Eduardo Becerra of Brownsville and Vanessa Lugo of La Feria were sworn in as the newest members of the TSTC Police Department in an intimate ceremony on Wednesday. [Read More]

Breast Cancer Awareness 10.22.13 - Mustangs Gather for Breast Cancer Awareness

More than 80 supporters of breast cancer awareness showed up to Texas State Technical College's Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day celebration last week in the Service Support Center. [Read More]

Counselor 10.19.13 - Area Counselors Get Updated on Campus Information

For the past six years, counselors from school districts across the Valley and South Texas have congregated at TSTC for one day in September to learn more about the growing college's mission and commitment to industry and education. [Read More]

Huerta 10.18.13 - Civil Rights Activist Huerta Speaks to Migrant Students

Civil Rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) Dolores Huerta urged students at Texas State Technical College on Friday to register to vote, organize and join the fight she's fronted for over 50 years. [Read More]

hybrid 10.17.13 - TSTC PD Buys Hybrid Vehicles

TSTC Police Chief Aurelio Torres knows the importance of "doing your part" when it comes to the environment.And recently, with the support of the TSTC administration, Torres purchased two hybrid vehicles to add to the department's fleet. [Read More]

HEB 10.12.13 - H-E-B Contributes Generous Donation to TSTC

As part its celebration of 85 years of serving the border region, H-E-B made four donations of $8,500 to local non-profit groups, including Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Faculty promoted 10.11.13 - Faculty Members Promoted

Five faculty members from Texas State Technical College were recently promoted in a ceremony held at the Irma Rangel Science and Technology Building. [Read More]

Leadership Harlingen 10.11.13 - TSTC Hosts Leadership Harlingen Class 28

Class 28 of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Harlingen made a stop at Texas State Technical College on Thursday during their second session of the year. [Read More]

System Seal 10.07.13 - The TSTC Foundation Board Elects New Members and Executive Officers

The TSTC Foundation Board elected new members for the fiscal year beginning 2013. The TSTC Foundation, a 501(c )(3) charitable organization, exists for the sole purpose of supporting TSTC and its students. [Read More]

Training 10.04.13 - TSTC PD Receive Hands-on Training

Training Coordinator Larry Frye used his expertise from over 30 years in law enforcement to train the Texas State Technical College Police Department and other law enforcement agencies from the Valley how to handle disruptive students. [Read More]

Violence 10.03.13 - TSTC Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Norma Martinez didn't hold anything back when she addressed a packed Orientation Room at the Learning Resource Center at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

NNO 10.01.13 - National Night Out a Success

The event was sponsored by TSTC Campus Police and brought together community and local law enforcement agencies for a night of family fun and to raise awareness of the services provided to the community by these agencies. [Read More]

  September 2013

Dani 09.28.13 - Sanchez Named HACU Student Track Scholar

A year ago, Sanchez traveled to Washington D.C. with a small group of Texas State Technical College students to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) national conference. [Read More]

Military Friendly 09.27.13 - TSTC Named Military Friendly School

For the third straight year, Texas State Technical College has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the year 2014. [Read More]

Enrollment 09.21.13 - TSTC Sees Increase in Enrollment

When it came time for Port Isabel’s Phylisia Tamayo to go back to school, it wasn’t hard for her to decide where she wanted to pursue her education. [Read More]

Robotics 09.20.13 - Robotics Competition Officially Kicks Off

The Third Annual RGV BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition kicked off with a bang last week at the Texas State Technical College Fieldhouse in a pep-rally type environment. [Read More]

Art Show 09.19.13 - Art on Display at LRC Through November

TSTC implemented a new course, TSTC 1101, into every new student's degree plan starting this semester. All incoming freshmen or any student with less than 24 credit hours is required to enroll in the course. [Read More]

Health 09.18.13 - TSTC Provides Healthy Lifestyle Options for Students, Faculty

For the past six months, Carriaga was busy organizing the Healthy Lifestyle Expo held this week at TSTC. The four-hour expo featured local businesses in the fields of beauty, health, fitness, medical and nutrition. [Read More]

Student Resource Fair 09.14.13 - Freshmen Learn About Campus Resources

TSTC implemented a new course, TSTC 1101, into every new student's degree plan starting this semester. All incoming freshmen or any student with less than 24 credit hours is required to enroll in the course. [Read More]

Challenger 09.13.13 - Challenger Construction on Track

TSTC Associate Vice-President of College Readiness and Advancement said progress was on track in the construction of the Challenger Learning Center, which will provide simulated space missions, science education and team-building programs. [Read More]

Flag 09.11.13 - 9/11 Flag Raising Ceremony

On Wednesday morning, the 12th anniversary of that fateful day in New York City, Garza and the rest of the cadets along with the TSTC Police Department and about a dozen TSTC faculty and staff came together for a flag raising ceremony. [Read More]

Mobile Clinic 09.04.13 - Mobile Clinic Offers Quick, Affordable Healthcare

Thanks to a successful trial run during the summer, the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston’s Mobile Clinic is back at Texas State Technical College through the end of October. [Read More]

Pizzeria 09.03.13 - TSTC, Pizzeria Team Up to Raise Money for Scholarships

When Emmanuel Formacio and his brothers, Alex and Omar, opened the Pizzeria three years ago, the brothers had a vision of giving back to the community. Well it was more than a vision. [Read More]

  August 2013

SECO 08.24.13 - TSTC Moves Forward Using Green Energy

On May 31, TSTC executed a grant on a short timeline with the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) in the amount of $235,000. The grant required TSTC to make a match in the amount of $84,739. [Read More]

Wade 08.24.13 - Hard Work Pays Off for BOR Scholar

The city of Mercedes has always held a special place in the heart of James Howard Wade Jr. Born and raised in the Queen City, Wade has always gone above and beyond to help the Mid-Valley town. [Read More]

Ortiz 08.23.13 - Ortiz Closer to Becoming a Teacher

When she was four years old, Beatrice Ortiz would set up her dolls in front of a small chalkboard and pretend she was a teacher. Now 23, Ortiz is closer to fulfilling her childhood dream thanks to TSTC and the University Center. [Read More]

Enedelia 08.17.13 - TSTC Alum Utilizes University Center to Earn Degree

The desire to pursue an education was always there. And eventually, Villegas became one of the first students to graduate from Texas A&M-Kingsville, one of seven partner universities at the University Center (UC) at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Graduation SU13 08.16.13 - Nearly 300 Earn Degrees at TSTC Summer Commencement

Nearly 300 individuals earned their associates degree or certificate of completion from Texas State Technical College on Friday during the 2013 Summer Commencement at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium. [Read More]

Stephen Zarate 08.10.13 - University Center Going Strong Two Years After Opening

As the Director of the University Center at Texas State Technical College, Zarate has been relentless in his recruiting efforts for the center and its partner universities. [Read More]

Garza 08.10.13 - TSTC Grad Makes Career at Keppel AmFELS

When Luis Garza graduated from Texas State Technical College 20 years ago, he never envisioned spending most of his life working as a welder.  [Read More]

Inaugural Registered Nursing class recognized 08.09.13 - Inaugural Registered Nursing Class Recognized

Several years of behind-the-scenes hard work finally came to fruition on Friday, August 2 when the inaugural graduating class from the Registered Nursing Program received their traditional pins at the Cultural Arts center at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Late daughter inspires nursing student to finish 08.08.13 - Late Daughter Inspires Nursing Student to Finish

On Friday, her mother Gina delivered the salutatorian address at the inaugural pinning ceremony for the Registered Nursing Program at TSTC. And much of the strength Gina needed to get through her speech; she drew from her late daughter. [Read More]

HEP 08.03.13 - Students Earn GED Through HEP

Growing up in the Harlingen-San Benito area, Aguilera was raised as a farmworker. Aguilera traveled across Texas and to Florida looking for work with his grandparents. But as he grew older, Aguilera said he stopped enjoying the work. [Read More]

RN 08.02.13 - Nursing Students Eight Option as They Prepare to Graduate

As the inaugural group of nurses prepared to graduate this weekend from Texas State Technical College’s Registered Nursing Program, the nurses were being highly recruited from area medical institutions. [Read More]

Adele 08.01.13 - Student Life Director Represents TSTC in New York

Adele Clinton, the Director of Student Life, was asked to make a presentation at an Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities Conference last week in New York. Clinton submitted her presentation and was notified in early May that she was selected as one of the presenters at the conference. [Read More]

  July 2013

TexPREP SPI 07.29.13 - TexPREP Students Tour UTPA Coastal Lab on SPI

Lyford High School incoming freshman Sam Rocha is unsure what he wants to study in college. One thing is for sure though; it’s going to involve science or math. [Read More]

TexPREP 07.26.13 - Students Complete Seven-week TexPREP Camp

Sierra Hyde was finally in a position where she could deliver some advice. Hyde was now completing her fourth and final year with the program. [Read More]

George P. Bush 07.19.13 - Bush Stops by TSTC on a Fact-finding Visit to Valley

George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, spent Friday morning at Texas State Technical College on a fact-finding visit in Harlingen to learn more about the area and the college. [Read More]

AUT 07.18.13 - Automotive Technology Students Learning Alternative Fuels Technology

The Texas State Technical College Automotive Technology (AUT) program is answering the call of industry, and in the process, helping the planet go green. [Read More]

MAARS 07.17.13 - Area High School Seniors, Juniors Complete MAARS Summer Program

The MAARS Program Director at TSTC has been busy on campus directing a six-week summer program offered to area high school juniors and seniors. [Read More]

News Icon 07.16.13 - TSTC Opens Veterans Center

TSTC opened the new Veterans Center in the Student Center on Monday and no one was more excited than the center’s Director Steven Guevara. [Read More]

PD Training 07.13.13 - TSTC Police Dept. Take Part in Sexual Assault Sensitivity Program

The Texas State Technical College Police Department recently participated in a Sexual Assault Sensitivity and Title IX training on campus.  [Read More]

News Icon 07.13.13 - TSTC Continues to Offer CPR, AED and First Aid Training

The Corporate and Community Education division at Texas State Technical College continues to meet the demands of industry. [Read More]

Catering 07.12.13 - Former Culinary Arts Student Opens Unique Restaurant, Catering Business

Rudy Piña never knew he loved cooking. And even when he enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at Texas State Technical College, Piña wasn’t sure he really belonged. [Read More]

Non-traditional 07.06.13 - TSTC Students Daring to Be Different

There's a common thread that binds the non-traditional students at Texas State Technical College. It's not something learned in a classroom or knowledge gained from a book. [Read More]

Telecomm 07.05.13 - AT&T Tests, Interviews Over 100 Potential Employees

AT&T, a leading global company in telecommunications, will be looking to hire 50 new employees locally when it expands its broadband services throughout the Valley. [Read More]

  June 2013

ABE 06.30.13 - Students Get Second Chance, Earn GED

Abel Amaya, 45, would often make a 20-mile roundtrip ride on his bicycle from his home in Rio Hondo to the Texas State Technical College campus in Harlingen. [Read More]

Mother 06.29.13 - Mother, Daughter Share Special Moment

The mother-daughter bond between Mia Hernandez and Brenda Cardenas has never been stronger. In 1992, Hernandez dropped out of Harlingen High School. [Read More]

WET 06.28.13 - WET Students Get Certified

Students from the Wind Energy Technology (WET) program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen and the Ingleside Renewable Energy Center received ENSA Safety and Rescue Certification all week at the Harlingen campus. [Read More]

Mechatronics 06.27.13 - TSTC to Launch State's First Competency-based Learning Program

Texas State Technical College is recruiting students for the state's first Competency-based Learning Program. Beginning this fall, TSTC will accept 32 students into the Industrial Systems Technology Program. [Read More]

Morales

06.27.13 - Morales Goes Back to Classroom, Earns GED

Even when he dropped out of school in Rio Bravo, Mexico at the age of 12 and moved to the United States 12 years later at 24 years old, Morales never lost hope that he’d return to the classroom one day. [Read More]

Mustang 06.22.13 - Automotive Students to Refurbish Classic Car as Part of Celebration

As part of the 50th Anniversary system wide celebration being observed by all four TSTC campuses, automotive students from each campus in will be working on restoring a 1965 Ford Mustang. [Read More]

News Icon 06.21.13 - TSTC Getting Ready to Celebrate Golden Anniversary

The TSTC System, a collection of four campuses across the state including Harlingen, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year and all campuses will celebrate the golden anniversary together in 2015. [Read More]

SEED 06.20.13 - SEED Blast Off a Success

The first session of the five-week Summer Engineering Exploration Day (SEED) Program sponsored by TSTC’s College Readiness and Advancement Division was a success. [Read More]

Dual Enrollment 06.07.13 - Dual Enrollment Expands to Brownsville, Donna

Texas State Technical College’s Director of Dual Enrollment Clarisa De La Fuente and her team are pretty busy these days. Excited but busy. [Read More]

Dental Hygiene 06.14.13 - Dental Hygiene Students Offer Services to Community

Students from the Dental Hygiene program at TSTC offer several services like cleanings at a discounted price to anyone from the community that makes an appointment. [Read More]

Summer Programs 06.07.13 - Summer Programs Kick Off at TSTC

Summer vacation doesn't mean the learning stops for over 200 area middle and high school students. The MAARS and Upward Bound programs at TSTC kickoff Sunday and Monday on campus. [Read More]

3M Grant 06.06.13 - Auto Collision Student Awarded 3M Grant

An Infantry man, Staff Sergeant Hernandez served two tours in Iraq in 2003-04 and again in 2006-07. Last year, Hernandez completed his service to his country and decided to go back to school enrolling in the Auto Collision Technology. [Read More]

SEED 06.05.13 - TSTC Has Plenty to Offer Raymondville Area Students This Summer

One child at a time, Texas State Technical College’s College Readiness and Advancement Division is exposing students from Willacy County to Math, Science and Engineering, hoping to plant a seed for the future. [Read More]

Martinez 06.01.13 - Martinez Changes Direction, Finds Passion for Aviation

At 17-years old, Omar Martinez made a decision he hoped would change his life for the better. Now a year into the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Texas State Technical College, Martinez is glad he made it." [Read More]

May 2013

Denise 05.31.13 - Alum Shares College Experience for Incoming Students

Denise Guevara, A middle child, grew up in a modest home in Harlingen. Her parents were landscapers and her older siblings didn’t go to college following high school and her younger siblings are still in public school. [Read More]

Microsoft Grant 05.30.13 - Microsoft Grant to Boost CNST Program

The Computer Networking and Security Technology (CNST) program at Texas State Technical College received a grant from Microsoft during the spring semester worth a value of $54,732. [Read More]

UB Grads 05.25.13 - TSTC Recognizes Upward Bound High School Graduates

For Melissa Manrique, higher education is about opportunity. And the Upward Bound Coordinator at Texas State Technical College is a firm believer that students need to be made aware of those opportunities at an early age. [Read More]

Canales 05.24.13 - Canales Completes Step Up Internship with USDA

For as long as he could remember, Cesar Canales was always around animals. Mostly on his family’s ranch, Canales developed a love for animals at a young age. [Read More]

Martinez 05.11.13 - Martinez Doesn't Let Dyslexia Slow Him Down

KGBT TV Channel 4 President and CEO Tom Keeler was didn’t have trouble finding the words to describe Station Chief Engineer, Elias “Lee” Martinez. “Lee’s the man!” said Keeler, a 20-year veteran of the business." [Read More]

ACT-Lennox 05.10.13 - Lennox Donates Seven Units to ACT Program

Lennox, a global air conditioning and heating company, donated seven units to the ACT program worth $18,920 on Monday in what De La Rosa called “a blessing from above.” [Read More]

GenTX Day 05.07.13 - Community Comes Together to Celebrate GenTX Day

As the 5 o’clock news hour approached, attendees of the Third Annual GenTX Day celebration at Texas State Technical College rushed to find a spot inside a giant outline of the state of Texas on the lawn of the Service Support Center on Friday May 3.  [Read More]

Vocational - West 05.03.13 - Nursing Students Donate $500 to Relief Effort

TSTC President Cesar Maldonado presented the group with a framed certificate and commemorative coin acknowledging the Vocational Nursing Club’s $500 donation to the West, Texas Relief Fund held on campus. [Read More]

Fernandez 05.02.13 - Fernandez Puts Family First, Still Graduates with Honors

A few days following his graduation from Texas State Technical College last week, Richard Fernandez was en route to Houston. Fernandez didn't have a job waiting for him nor was he headed to an interview. [Read More]

ECHS Grads 05.01.13 - Twenty-Nine ECHS Seniors Earn College Degree Before Diploma

Indeed congratulations are in order for De La Fuente, Texas State Technical College's Director of Dual Enrollment, and students, faculty and administration from Early College High School. [Read More]

West Relief 05.01.13 - TSTC Community Rallies to Help Devastated Community Near Waco

When they needed them most, employees and students of Texas State Technical College stepped up to the plate and helped friends and colleagues in need following the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. [Read More]

  April 2013

Carrillo 04.27.13 - TSTC to Host Third Annual GenTX Day Rally

Texas State Technical College will celebrate the Third Annual Generation TX Day on May 3 in partnership with local media KGBT-TV Channel 4. GenTX Day is a statewide initiative that promotes college awareness to students from grades K-12. [Read More]

BOR Scholars 04.26.13 - Vocational Nursing Students Celebrate TSTC Day in Austin

It wasn’t her first time visiting the State Capitol. Jessica Puente, a nursing student at Texas State Technical College Harlingen, has visited several times before with family and friends. But this time it was a little different. [Read More]

Volunteers 04.25.13 - Martinez First in Family to Graduate from TSTC

April 26, 2013 will bring a new experience to the Martinez family from Pharr. For the first time, Laura Martinez’s parents, two sisters and brother will be attending a college graduation for one of their own. [Read More]

GenTX Day 04.25.13 - TSTC to Host Third Annual GenTX Day Rally

Texas State Technical College will celebrate the Third Annual Generation TX Day on May 3 in partnership with local media KGBT-TV Channel 4. GenTX Day is a statewide initiative that promotes college awareness to students from grades K-12. [Read More]

Vocational nursing students celebrate TSTC Day in Austin 04.22.13 - Vocational Nursing Students Celebrate TSTC Day in Austin

It wasn’t her first time visiting the State Capitol. Jessica Puente, a nursing student at Texas State Technical College Harlingen, has visited several times before with family and friends. But this time it was a little different. [Read More]

Martinez first in family to graduate form TSTC 04.19.13 - Martinez First in Family to Graduate from TSTC

April 26, 2013 will bring a new experience to the Martinez family from Pharr. For the first time, Laura Martinez’s parents, two sisters and brother will be attending a college graduation for one of their own. [Read More]

Rosas returns to TSTC to recruit potential employees

04.13.13 - Rosas Returns to TSTC to Recruit Potential Employees

Alfredo Rosas’ livelihood started with one simple decision during his junior year at Donna High School. “Everything began at Donna when I had to choose a vocational class,” Rosas recalled. “I picked building trades and that’s where it all started for me.” [Read More]

TWC chairman Andres Alcantar signed and presented a check for $519,483 to TSTC. 04.12.13 - Skills Development Fund Grant Announcement

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) chairman Andres Alcantar signed and presented a check for $519,483 to Texas State Technical College for the development of workforce training on Monday at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center in Harlingen. [Read More]

Silent Walk 04.06.13 - TSTC Hosts 4th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Silent Walk

Representatives from Texas State Technical College and the Family Crisis Center hit the pavement at TSTC on Thursday in the Fourth Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Gathering and Silent Walk across campus to raise awareness of sexual assault and pass out information to onlookers. [Read More]

News Icon 04.05.13 - TSTC Sees 'Monumental' Increase in SGA Elections Voter Turnout

During last month’s Student Government Association (SGA) elections, 552 of the 2,361 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students voted on campus to elect their new student leaders. That translated into a 23 percent voter turnout amongt FTE students, which is the demographic used on a national level, Clinton said. [Read More]

Job Fair 04.04.13 - Nearly 40 Potential Employers Show Up to Spring Job Fair

A chance meeting with Texas State Technical College’s Director of Institutional Advancement Amy Lynch led to Rocky Gonzalez’s presence at the TSTC Spring Job Fair on Thursday at the Cultural Arts Center. [Read More]

Juan Casarez 04.03.13 - Working Man: Casarez Burning Candle at Both Ends to Get Through School

Casarez wakes up every day at approximately 2:30 a.m. to be at work by 3 a.m. at the Stripes convenient store in La Feria. Casarez works in the kitchen cooking and preparing breakfast for the customers. At 7 a.m., he goes home, showers and gets ready for college classes. [Read More]

  March 2013

Mendez 03.29.13 - Mendez Takes Over as SGA President

From Washington state where she was born and raised to Laredo, San Antonio, Brownsville and now Harlingen, the first-year Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (ACT) student has led a life of adventure. [Read More]

SkillsUSA 03.28.13 - Students to Compete in National SkillsUSA Competition

A group of 13 students from Texas State Technical College will be travelling to Kansas City, Missouri in June to compete in the Skills USA national competition from June 23-29. [Read More]

Beatriz 03.24.13 - 72-Year Old Rodriguez Earns GED at Raymondville Satellite

When 72-year old Beatriz Rodriguez met GED instructor Eve Reim at the Texas State Technical College Raymondville Satellite last summer, she made one simple comment. [Read More]

Landeros 03.23.13 - Landeros Recognized Among Top Non-Traditional Students

After graduating from Harlingen South in 2001, Landeros enrolled at Texas State Technical College and was intrigued by the Chemical Environmental Technology (CET) Program at the college. [Read More]

DMDT Team 03.22.13 - Digital Media Students Spent Spring Break Working at RGV Livestock Show

For seven years, the DMDT students at Texas State Technical College have taken their cameras and knowledge learned in the classroom and applied to real life at the Rio Grande Livestock Show (RGVLS) in Mercedes. [Read More]

News Icon 03.15.13 - TSTC Holds Financial Aid Fair

The Texas State Technical College Financial Aid Office will host a Financial Aid Fair over two days to facilitate current and future students’ application process with FAFSA. [Read More]

Isaac 03.13.13 - Office in the Sky: WET Students Take Training to New Heights

Maldonado and six of his classmates at the Renewable Energy Training Center in Ingleside decided they would bypass their Spring Break and travel to Sweetwater in west Texas to climb a wind turbine. [Read More]

News Icon 03.04.13 - TSTC, RGV Metro Add Two Stops to Existing Routes

Texas State Technical College and Rio Grande Valley Metro are teaming up again to make life easier for TSTC students. Beginning this month, two bus stops on campus will be added to two different routes. [Read More]

AG-USDA 03.01.13 - TSTC, TAMUK and USDA Partnership Paying Dividends for Local Ag Students

In front of legislators from across the state, Texas State Technical College President Cesar Maldonado spoke emphatically about TSTC’s students. [Read More]

  February 2013

Enriquez 02.28.13 - Enriquez Taking Non-traditional Path to Career in Wind Energy Technology

IWhether it was the family car with her father at their Taft home or in the United States Air Force, Enriquez was always comfortable behind some type of machine - taking it apart, fixing it and putting it back together. [Read More]

Palomino 02.25.13 - Palomino Returns to TSTC to Aid in Student Life

In front of legislators from across the state, Texas State Technical College President Cesar Maldonado spoke emphatically about TSTC’s students. [Read More]

News Icon 02.24.13 - TSTC Programs Facilitate Higher Education for Migrant Students

“Our focus is that no migrant be left behind,” said College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) director Cindy Mata. [Read More]

Culinary Arts 02.20.13 - Culinary Arts Students Serving Up Success

It’s been overheard at most functions that are catered by the college’s culinary arts students that TSTC might have the best restaurant in Harlingen. [Read More]

Cledia 02.19.13 - New AVP Looking to Strengthen Community Ties with College

“We’re here to serve the community,” Hernandez said. “We’re working for its success and to make residents more employable. This is a door for opportunity to them.” [Read More]

Cuevas 02.18.13 - Cuevas Blazing Her Own Trail in Auto Collision

The 20-year old TSTC student spent most of her life dressing up, putting on makeup, learning to pose for photos and attending recitals growing up. [Read More]

In front of legislators from across the state, Texas State Technical College President Cesar Maldonado spoke emphatically about TSTC?s students 02.04.13 - Maldonado Praises TSTC During Legislative Tour

In front of legislators from across the state, Texas State Technical College President Cesar Maldonado spoke emphatically about TSTC’s students. [Read More]

  January 2013

VMLogo 01.31.13 - Valley Metro Now Free for TSTC Students and Employees

Starting Monday Feb 4, Texas State Technical College students and employees will no longer have to pay a fare to ride the Valley Metro Transit to and from campus. [Read More]

Get Fit 01.25.13 - TSTC Employees Aiming to Get in Shape

One situp, one pushup and one mile at a time, Texas State Technical College and the rest of the state will try to get back in shape over the next 10 weeks. [Read More]

Foundation Board 01.23.13 - The TSTC Foundation Board Members Visit, Meet at College

The TSTC Foundation Board members held their quarterly board meeting at Texas State Technical College Harlingen on Wednesday then toured the campus to cap off a two-day visit to the Rio Grande Valley. [Read More]

Foundation Board 01.19.13 - TSTC Students Named to President's List

One hundred and fifty academic standouts were named to the President’s List for the Fall 2012 semester at Texas State Technical College. [Read More]

Stephen Zarate 01.18.13 - Zarate, University Center Moving Forward in 2013

As Texas State Technical College and the University Center continue to grow, UC director Stephen Zarate is staying busy these days. [Read More]

Texas Workforce Commission 01.17.13 - TSTC, ITD Precision Recognized for Contributions to Workforce

Texas State Technical College and ITD Precision were each presented with awards by the Texas Workforce Commission on Thursday Jan. 17 at the University Center on the TSTC Harlingen campus. [Read More]

President Cesar Maldonado speaking at the satellite opening back in September. 01.17.13 - Willacy Residents Taking Advantage of TSTC Satellite Campus

Texas State Technical College Associate Vice-President for College Readiness and Advancement Javier De Leon said the feedback on the TSTC Raymondville Satellite Center has been positive after one semester that it's been operating. [Read More]

Dr. M - RGV LEAD 01.15.13 - TSTC President Honored for Service to RGV LEAD

TSTC president Cesar Maldonado was recognized as a RGV LEAD All Star along with State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. and Albert G. Chronis, an architect with ERO Architects, during RGV LEAD's Third Annual Employers and Education Forum. [Read More]

Patrick Davis 01.04.13 - Student Learns the Value of Hard Work

Patrick Davis has learned the value of hard work and volunteerism the hard way. Growing up in Harlingen, there were nights when Davis didn't have a place to send the night. He slept in parks or anywhere he could find a warm bed. [Read More]

 











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