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Texas State Technical College is a vibrant community of ten campuses in ten different communities. Our Dept. of Communications team works to write news stories about the activities on our campuses, the students who attend TSTC, the graduates who have moved on to their careers, and the businesses or industries that hire TSTC graduates.

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March 20, 2023
Functionality of wind turbines motivates TSTC student to study Wind Energy Technology
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The purpose of wind turbines is to turn wind into electricity to power homes and businesses. The process of how a wind turbine operates, who maintains the tall structure and how it is built caught the interest of U.S. Navy veteran Jessica Alaniz. It inspired her to pursue an Associate of Applied...
March 16, 2023
TSTC Welding Technology project will help keep
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – The nonprofit Boys & Girls Club of Brown County knew where to ask for help to keep children safe. Katherine Palmer, the club’s chief executive officer, asked the Texas State Technical College Welding Technology students for their assistance. The students were excited to be asked to build a security gate and fence...
March 16, 2023
TSTC students show community pride at WASP historical marker site
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Axel Torres wants to help the Sweetwater and Nolan County communities. The Texas State Technical College Wind Energy Technology student has cleaned up debris around Lake Trammell. But his passion to help has grown as he asked classmates to assist with another project. To help welcome visitors to the 2023 National WASP...
March 13, 2023
TSTC student credits family for leading him to welding career
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – The structural integrity of buildings caught the attention of Clay Scheller from a young age. The Newcastle native is now learning more about how metal stays together while studying Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College. After earning his certificate of completion in Structural Welding, Scheller hopes to work for a West...
March 13, 2023
TSTC Biomedical Equipment Technology students start careers with Houston-based medical company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s mission is to place more Texans in great-paying jobs, and now three of its Biomedical Equipment Technology students are the recipients of new career opportunities. Juan Aguilar, Eber Trejo and Joseph Ybarra, each of whom is working on an Associate of Applied Science degree, recently were hired as...
March 6, 2023
Female lineworker student is enjoying her education at TSTC
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Kelly Gomez is a Houston native attending Texas State Technical College at the Fort Bend County campus. Her family has a history in the technical job field, a legacy that she hopes to continue. She is a second-semester student studying Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology. When Gomez was looking for a place...
March 6, 2023
Loe says TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program will lead him to new heights
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – The thought of working as a wind turbine service technician is intriguing for Ezekiel Loe. The Austin native said he altered his career path in order to achieve that goal. Loe said Texas State Technical College’s Wind Energy Technology program will provide him with the unique opportunity of having a career that...
March 6, 2023
TSTC students participate in Charro Days parade
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some students from Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology and Workforce Training and Continuing Education programs recently participated in the annual Charro Days parade in Brownsville. The students waved to the crowd from a large flatbed-trailer float that featured models of utility poles decorated with traditional Mexican “papel picado.”...
March 6, 2023
TSTC Nursing program hosts area hospital for employer spotlight
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College Nursing students recently learned about potential careers that await them after they graduate. Representatives from Harlingen Medical Center discussed the company’s job outlook, culture, employee turnover rate, tuition reimbursement and other key topics. “Our hospital employs more than 600 people for professions such as electricians, radiology technicians,...
February 27, 2023
TSTC and South Texas ISD to offer Computer Programming dual enrollment classes
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A new dual enrollment partnership between Texas State Technical College and South Texas Independent School District will offer online Computer Programming Technology classes for Science Academy high school students through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program next fall. Vanessa Rivera, Career and Technical Education director for South Texas...
February 24, 2023
TSTC Vocational Nursing students know importance of healthy hearts
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – The key to healthy living begins with a person’s heart. Each February is proclaimed American Heart Month by the president to raise awareness about the importance of having a healthy heart. Texas State Technical College Vocational Nursing students are learning how to help someone facing a heart incident and the ways that...
February 21, 2023
TSTC student finds right college to pursue future career
(WACO, Texas) – Holley Jeffrey, of Waller, is an Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance student at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus. She is scheduled to graduate later this year. Jeffrey is also president of the campus chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). What factored into your decision to attend TSTC? After...
February 20, 2023
TSTC Aviation Maintenance program celebrates first female FAA certification in more than a decade
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Women have clearly shown themselves to possess exceptional talent in technical careers, including in aviation maintenance. Julia Farris, of Hidalgo, is one of those aspiring women. Her perseverance recently led to an achievement in which she earned an Aircraft Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license after she completed TSTC’s Aircraft Powerplant Technology...
February 20, 2023
TSTC students share the impact of a technical education during CTE Month
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – A technical education, such as Texas State Technical College provides, can give students the skills they need for good-paying jobs — a fact that is highlighted each February during Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. Seth Fernandez, Mariana Hernandez and Isaac Lopez are students at TSTC’s Harlingen campus. Recently they shared how...
February 20, 2023
Black History Month: Trailblazers influence TSTC student to inspire next generation
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Noteworthy African Americans who made their mark in American history have inspired many generations, and their contributions are celebrated during Black History Month each February. Texas State Technical College student Fabian Alejandre was introduced to the accomplishments of such trailblazers by his parents, and those accomplishments would help guide his life’s journey....
February 13, 2023
TSTC and Taylor ISD partner to offer dual enrollment welding classes
(HUTTO, Texas) – More than 20 juniors and seniors at Taylor High School are enrolled this year in free dual enrollment welding classes through Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus. “It’s a really good opportunity we have,” said Tristin Stewart, a Taylor High School senior. “It feels good to get credits outside of...
February 13, 2023
Robotic surgical training sharpens TSTC students’ skills
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College Surgical Technology students recently engaged in a one-day hands-on training session with the da Vinci Xi surgical system provided by medical company Intuitive Surgical Inc. It is the second year that TSTC’s Surgical Technology program and Intuitive have collaborated to immerse students in cutting-edge technology to prepare...
February 12, 2023
Home projects during pandemic inspire career change for TSTC student
(ABILENE, Texas) – While housebound and helping her husband with home improvement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, longtime hospitality industry employee Elissa Atabala-Catherall picked up her first power tool. She decided it was time to begin a new career. Atabala-Catherall researched options involving an electrical career and discovered Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Power and...
February 11, 2023
Poe turns to TSTC to complete dream of working in aviation
(ABILENE Texas) – Hayden Poe had a dream of being a fighter pilot in the United States military. But his height and color blindness prevented him from achieving that career. Instead, he turned to aviation maintenance. His journey began with a college football scholarship and eventually to Texas State Technical College. Poe is studying for...
February 9, 2023
Age is no barrier for TSTC Welding Technology student
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Jose Garcia decided that he wanted to learn more about welding. He did not let his age, 47, stop him from enrolling in Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College. Now in his second semester studying for a certificate of completion in Structural Welding, Garcia is pleased that he made the choice...
February 6, 2023
Helping children maintain healthy teeth is emphasized in TSTC’s Dental Hygiene program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a reminder that a child’s captivating smile reflects good oral health. And for a child to achieve healthy teeth, prevention of tooth decay is key — something that is stressed in the Dental Hygiene program at Texas State Technical College. “Teaching the proper brushing technique...
February 6, 2023
TSTC Welding Technology student inspired by high school teachers to break barriers
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College student Crystal Ruiz thinks back to when she was introduced to welding by two Raymondville High School agriculture teachers. One of those educators, Erika Williams, noticed that Ruiz had a talent for welding and suggested that she enhance that gift at Texas State Technical College. “In that agriculture...
February 5, 2023
Slayton says TSTC Diesel Equipment Technology program is perfect fit
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Nate Slayton’s fascination with engines led him to Texas State Technical College. Slayton, of Coleman, is studying for a certificate of completion in Diesel Equipment Technology with a heavy truck specialization in hopes of working for a major trucking company. “I have always worked on old trucks because I was fascinated with...
February 3, 2023
High school contest becomes career path for TSTC Welding Technology student
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – Kayleb Carter needed one additional class during his sophomore year at Mineral Wells High School. “I needed a filler class in high school and decided to enroll in welding,” said the Texas State Technical College Welding Technology student. “I immediately fell in love with it.” That first impression helped Carter to enter...
January 30, 2023
TSTC Automotive Technology student eyes educator career path
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – For U.S. Army veteran Antonio Lopez, the talent that he developed as a driving instructor in the military would lead him to an education at Texas State Technical College. “After I graduated college, I enlisted in the armed forces and taught soldiers how to drive tactical wheeled vehicles,” he said. “I loved...
January 30, 2023
Curiosity about wind turbines inspires TSTC student to study Wind Energy Technology
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – As Texas State Technical College student Ruben Lopez travels on U.S. Highway 77 to and from his hometown of Raymondville, he often sees a plethora of wind turbines. His curiosity about the turbines was what inspired him to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Wind Energy Technology at TSTC’s Harlingen...
January 29, 2023
TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program helps student move toward her dream career
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Attending Texas State Technical College has helped many students achieve their goals for their careers and lives. Alyssa Valdez is hoping the same can be said for her once she graduates from TSTC with her heavy truck specialization associate degree in Diesel Equipment Technology. Valdez is a third-semester student. Originally from Granbury,...
January 29, 2023
Bishop turns to TSTC to expand welding knowledge
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Tabitha Bishop is making her family proud by being its first person to attend college. The Gatesville native is planning to earn her certificate of completion later this year in Structural Welding at Texas State Technical College. “My family is so proud of what I am doing and learning here,” she said....
January 25, 2023
Block uses skills learned at TSTC on project car at home
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Bryce Block is taking the skills he is learning inTexas State Technical College’s Automotive Technology program home with him on weekends. Block, of Wall, is working to restore a Chevrolet Camaro while studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree at TSTC. He said he enjoys learning the new skills in order...
January 23, 2023
Interest in building things leads Duggan to TSTC
(ABILENE, Texas) – Rider Duggan has always had an interest in building things. In his hometown of Winters, Duggan used to visit a local shop where welding was a mainstay. That piqued his interest at a young age. Today, he is studying for a certificate of completion in Structural Welding at Texas State Technical College....
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