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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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July 3, 2024
Recent East Texas storms put Electrical Lineworker graduates to the test
(MARSHALL, Texas) – The Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus trains an average of 100 graduates a year to help restore power after storms like the ones that swept through East Texas in May.  “It seemed like every time we’d get repaired and ready to have some normal...
June 6, 2024
TSTC graduate’s welding career takes off with Komatsu
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Growing up, Keviyhon Pauley’s interest in animals led him to believe that he would one day become a veterinarian. However, his high school agriculture classes helped him find his true calling: welding. The Laneville native chose to pursue the Welding Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location, where he received...
April 4, 2024
TSTC Metallica Scholar thankful for help during time of need
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – “It was a blessing.” That is how Jackie Norman, a Texas State Technical College Metallica Scholar and Automotive Technology student, described his feelings after several people stepped up to offer financial assistance. Earlier this year, the engine on Norman’s pickup truck blew out, and he thought it would be a quick and...
February 8, 2024
Donation to TSTC promotes HVAC student success
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s HVAC Technology program in North Texas recently received a donation, through the TSTC Foundation, of an AAON rooftop unit (RTU) that will be used for teaching purposes. The unit was donated by Rusty Vaughn, a partner at Texas AirSystems and a TSTC Foundation Council of Advocates member....
February 2, 2024
Six scholarship recipients join TSTC’s Process Operations program
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Eastman Chemical Co. in Longview, a producer of chemical and polymer products, awarded 16 high school seniors with technical scholarships to attend one of the six Eastman partner technical colleges. Six recipients selected Texas State Technical College’s Process Operations program offered exclusively at the Marshall campus. Marcus Hooper, a learning services technologist...
January 19, 2024
AEP Foundation contributes $300,000 to TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker program
(ABILENE, Texas) – The AEP Foundation has contributed $300,000 to The TSTC Foundation to provide scholarships for members of underserved and underrepresented populations to participate in Texas State Technical College’s new Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology program in Abilene. TSTC’s Abilene campus will offer an Associate of Applied Science degree and a certificate of completion...
December 18, 2023
TSTC Foundation, Hutto Education Foundation and city of Hutto update scholarship agreement
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s TSTC Foundation, the Hutto Education Foundation and the city of Hutto recently updated their scholarship agreement for the first time since 2019. The three entities will continue contributing money to help Hutto residents pay for pursuing certificates of completion or associate degrees at TSTC’s East Williamson County campus....
November 9, 2023
TSTC Foundation announces significant gift to provide scholarships
(WACO, Texas) – The TSTC Foundation, the support arm of Texas State Technical College, has received a significant gift to help students in specific programs on the Waco campus. The $1 million cash gift to create the David and Valerie Fallas Scholarship was announced at the TSTC Board of Regents meeting and quarterly dinner on...
August 15, 2023
The TSTC Foundation names two new board members
(WACO, Texas) – The TSTC Foundation, the support arm of Texas State Technical College, has named two new board members. Larry Gonzales, of Round Rock, and Mark Robinson, of East Mountain, will begin their three-year board terms on Sept. 1 and attend their first Foundation meeting in October in Waco. “I am excited about the...
April 21, 2023
TSTC’s Giving Day strives to alleviate food insecurity
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted a statewide Giving Day on Tuesday, April 11, to raise money to help combat food insecurity on its campuses. The event was planned by The TSTC Foundation in partnership with TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center. TSTC’s North Texas campus raised money through a Breakfast Bonanza, where...
April 10, 2023
TSTC’s North Texas campus receives donation from Holcim Inc.
(RED OAK, Texas) – The TSTC Foundation recently received a $10,000 donation from Holcim Inc. for the purchase of 13 toolkits to be used by the Industrial Systems program at Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus.  The toolkits will provide most of the tools that an entry-level technician would need, including wrench and screwdriver...
November 14, 2022
Sunstate Equipment donates equipment to The TSTC Foundation for TSTC’s Diesel Equipment Technology program
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Sunstate Equipment recently gave three pieces of equipment to The TSTC Foundation for Texas State Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program at the Marshall campus. The equipment rental agency, which has 20 locations in Texas, gave an SVL97-2 Kubota track-type skid steer, a SkyJack scissor lift, and a power shift transmission with...
August 2, 2022
TSTC brings CDL course back to West Texas
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College will begin offering commercial driver’s license (CDL) classes at its Abilene campus later this year. Through grants and donations, TSTC will offer four-week classes beginning September 12 to prepare students for the CDL written examination, while teaching general truck-driving skills with a hands-on component and instruction coordinated with...
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...
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