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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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June 15, 2022
TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center receives backpack donation from The TSTC Foundation and Boggus Automotive Group
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With inflation affecting the price of resources that are important to Texas State Technical College students, the Advocacy and Resource Center at TSTC’s Harlingen campus recently received a donation of 50 backpacks through a partnership between The TSTC Foundation and the Boggus Automotive Group. “This type of donation is essential for a...
June 8, 2022
The TSTC Foundation, Hutto Education Foundation honor students
(HUTTO, Texas) – Representatives of Texas State Technical College in East Williamson County and the Hutto Education Foundation gathered Tuesday at a breakfast to recognize TSTC students from the Hutto Independent School District. The students are receiving scholarships from The TSTC Foundation provided by the Hutto Education Foundation to pay for a portion of their...
May 24, 2022
TSTC aviation students plan to restore history for future generations
(ABILENE, Texas) – For two Texas State Technical College aviation students, the past is their future. Colby Northcutt and Matthew Voss, both of Abilene, want to follow the example of Nelson Ezell, founder of Ezell Aviation in Breckenridge. Ezell had a passion for preserving and maintaining World War II-era aircraft. In honor of her late...
April 18, 2022
Future TSTC students sign letters of intent at National CTE Signing Day event
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – More than 170 high school seniors, including those who completed a dual enrollment pathway and chose to matriculate to pursue a technical education at Texas State Technical College, were recently honored at the National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Signing Day event held Thursday, April 14, at TSTC’s Harlingen campus. Area school...
February 17, 2022
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. awards grant to TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – The Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s $75,000 grant awarded in late 2021 through The TSTC Foundation to Texas State Technical College will go toward ongoing efforts for veterans and purchase equipment for workforce training. “The intent of the grant is to assist veterans regardless of where they are located or what programs...
February 16, 2022
The TSTC Foundation receives $28,000 donation from Saber Power Field Services
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – The TSTC Foundation recently received a $28,000 donation from Saber Power Field Services LLC, a NETA Accredited Company serving the electric utility, petrochemical, municipal, industrial/commercial, renewable, and oil and gas industries, on behalf of Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Power and Controls (EPC) program. Of the donation, $18,000 is an in-kind gift...
January 20, 2022
Scholarship recipient from Hutto sings TSTC’s praises to peers
(HUTTO, Texas) – Richie Cooper, of Hutto, realized early on that he could use his hands and mind to be the technically skilled worker that a company wants. Cooper recently started his second semester at Texas State Technical College in East Williamson County in the Industrial Systems – Mechanical Specialization program, where he is working...
January 7, 2022
Gene Haas Foundation gives $80,000 statewide through The TSTC Foundation to support Precision Machining program 
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Anyone can dream up an idea, but it takes manufacturing to bring that dream to life. “Without manufacturing, nothing gets made,” said Matt Sykora, a representative for Haas Automation. Such a crucial facet of the economy requires highly trained workers, which Texas State Technical College works to provide with its Precision Machining...
November 24, 2021
TSTC students thankful for Thanksgiving meal kits
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Twenty Texas State Technical College students got a head start on the holidays with Thanksgiving meal kits distributed by the TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center. “It makes your heart smile,” said Larissa Moreno, an Advocacy and Resource Center coach. “It’s really neat to give back to the students. One day we know...
October 11, 2021
The TSTC Foundation moves board meetings from Waco to Marshall
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The TSTC Foundation’s Board of Directors has moved its quarterly meetings from Waco to Marshall. The first meeting was recently held at the Texas State Technical College campus in Marshall. Leading the meeting was Cary “Mac” Abney, the board’s new chairman. Abney previously served as the board’s treasurer. “My service on The...
September 29, 2021
TSTC Food Pantry expansion refuels students
Food pantry designed to provide snacks, meals, groceries (ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College students will not go hungry on — or off — campus, thanks to the efforts of the Advocacy and Resource Center — and the donations that keep the Fort Bend County campus’s food pantries well stocked. This semester, the Food...
March 26, 2021
San Benito Industrial Foundation sets up scholarship fund for San Benito residents attending TSTC
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The San Benito Industrial Foundation Inc. is making the collegiate dreams of some San Benito residents come true with a gift of $75,000 through the TSTC Foundation for scholarships to attend Texas State Technical College. The scholarship money will help fund tuition, course materials, uniforms, and testing fees for students residing within...
February 8, 2021
TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program and AEP Foundation celebrate financial pledge
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Leaders from Texas State Technical College and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) recently gathered in Marshall to celebrate a financial pledge made through The TSTC Foundation to TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program. The American Electric Power Foundation has pledged $100,000 to the program to help ease the financial burdens of students in...
January 8, 2021
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. awards grant to TSTC
(WACO, Texas) – The Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s $150,000 grant awarded in late 2020 through The TSTC Foundation to Texas State Technical College means that students can continue to learn technical skills quickly and receive assistance to ease life’s burdens. The college’s Rapid Industry Skills and Employability (RISE) program will receive $100,000 of the grant....
November 12, 2020
TSTC student utilizes scholarship for Hutto residents
(HUTTO, Texas) – Matthew Barringer’s most prized possession is on four wheels and comes with history. He owns a 1998 Dodge Dakota that belonged to his grandfather, who died when Barringer was in elementary school. “That is the only physical memory I have of him,” said Barringer, a Hutto resident. When it came time to...
August 28, 2020
TSTC Foundation, Hutto Education Foundation honor scholarship recipients
(HUTTO, Texas) – Representatives of The TSTC Foundation and the Hutto Education Foundation gathered virtually on Wednesday morning to honor recipients of a jointly sponsored scholarship for Hutto residents. “The most significant thing with this partnership is that we are talking about retention,” said Beth Wooten, chief executive officer of The TSTC Foundation. “There are...
July 23, 2020
TSTC HVAC Technology Program receives equipment gift
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus has received an equipment gift from a Mansfield business. Century A/C Supply has donated a 25-ton York package unit valued at $15,000 to the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program. “I was not going to sell it, and I figured I would donate...
June 1, 2020
TSTC awarded Community Foundation of Abilene grant
(ABILENE, Texas) – For the third time since 2016, Texas State Technical College was awarded a Community Foundation of Abilene grant. TSTC was awarded $7,500 which will be used for scholarships during the Fall 2020 semester. The college previously received grants in 2016 and 2018. The scholarships are available for new students attending TSTC in...
February 7, 2020
Leander company gifts scholarship money to TSTC
(HUTTO, Texas) – A Leander company recently gave a $10,000 gift to Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus for student scholarships. One Source Manufacturing is a contract manufacturer specializing in precision machining for the aerospace, semiconductor, gas and oil industries. The company has about 100 employees. “We are in the business of machining...
March 26, 2019
Georgetown company donates equipment to TSTC
(HUTTO, Texas)  – Texas State Technical College recently received an in-kind equipment donation from a Georgetown company. Trendsetter Electronics gave capacitors valued at more than $19,800 to the East Williamson County campus in Hutto. Capacitors are two-terminal electrical components that store energy used in circuits. “You have a great school, and it is our honor...
February 18, 2019
TSTC receives scholarship and equipment check from San Antonio organization
(WACO, Texas) – More than 20 Automotive Technology majors at Texas State Technical College will receive a financial boost this semester from a San Antonio-based automotive organization. The non-profit Community of Automotive Professionals, which runs CarFest in San Antonio, recently awarded a $30,000 check for scholarships and equipment for the participation of Waco’s Automotive Technology...
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