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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 10, 2023
State Rep. Lopez visits TSTC’s Harlingen campus
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep. Janie Lopez, R-San Benito, for a tour of the Harlingen campus on Friday, March 10. Being a TSTC alumna herself, Lopez said she was excited to return to TSTC. “I was a first-generation college student who studied bookkeeping at the time,” she said. “It feels...
January 20, 2023
TSTC uses unique approach to receiving state funding
(WACO, Texas) – When graduates walk across the stage at a Texas State Technical College graduation ceremony, they do more than receive an associate degree or certificate of completion. Once they start working and contributing to the Texas economy, TSTC gets paid.  Once they start working, they help the college get paid by the Texas...
December 15, 2022
TSTC hosts Rep.-elect Orr for visit to Waco campus
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep.-elect Angelia Orr, R-Itasca, for a tour of the Waco campus on Thursday, Dec. 15.  “From the Texas dirt to the Texas sky and beyond, TSTC is ready to equip Texans for the workforce of our future,” Orr said. Orr, led by TSTC administrators and staff,...
December 5, 2022
Houston City Council member Alcorn visits TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted Houston City Council member Sallie Alcorn as she toured the Fort Bend County campus and learned about its programs on Monday, Dec. 5. Alcorn was led by TSTC staff through many of the programs that are taught on campus, including Diesel Equipment Technology, Electrical Lineworker and Management...
December 1, 2022
TSTC campuses host Texas Restaurant Association staff for tours
(WACO, Texas) – Three representatives of the Texas Restaurant Association visited Texas State Technical College’s Culinary Arts programs at the East Williamson County and Waco campuses on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The association’s president and chief executive officer, Emily Williams Knight, foundation director, Heather Pickett, and chief public affairs officer, Kelsey Erickson Streufert, met with TSTC’s...
October 20, 2022
Railroad Commissioner Craddick sees firsthand how TSTC fills state’s workforce
(ABILENE, Texas) – Railroad Commission of Texas Commissioner Christi Craddick left Texas State Technical College’s Abilene campus on Thursday, Oct. 20, with a new impression of the state’s next generation of workers. Craddick toured programs in the Industrial Technology Center and Aviation Technology hangar to see the equipment that students train with on a daily...
October 12, 2022
TSTC hosts Tarrant County state representative for visit
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep. David Cook, R-Mansfield, for a visit to the Waco campus on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Cook, led by TSTC administrators and staff, visited the Aircraft Pilot Training Technology, Aircraft Powerplant Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Precision Machining Technology and Welding Technology programs, along with the Texas State...
October 4, 2022
State Rep. Thompson learns about TSTC during campus tour
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep. Ed Thompson, R-Pearland, for a visit to the Fort Bend County campus on Tuesday. Thompson, led by TSTC staff, visited the Tesla START Apprenticeship Program located on campus, along with the Electrical Power and Controls, Precision Machining Technology, and Robotics and Industrial Controls Technology programs....
October 3, 2022
State Reps. King, Spiller get firsthand look at TSTC programs on Brownwood campus
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) and Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) learned about the importance of Texas State Technical College to the state’s workforce during a tour of TSTC’s Brownwood campus on Monday, October 3. It was the first time that the state legislators had toured the campus. “I am impressed with the relationship...
September 8, 2022
TSTC in North Texas hosts legislative visit
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College in North Texas hosted state Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, for his first visit to campus on Thursday. West, led by TSTC staff, visited the Diesel Equipment Technology, Electrical Power and Controls, HVAC Technology and Industrial Systems programs. West said he enjoyed learning about the educational and industry...
August 22, 2022
TSTC hosts state Rep. Buckley for campus visit
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep. Brad Buckley, R-Killeen, for a visit to the Waco campus on Monday. Buckley, led by TSTC administrators and staff, visited the on-campus Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners testing facility, along with the Aircraft Pilot Training Technology, Aviation Maintenance, Diesel Equipment Technology, Precision Machining Technology...
August 17, 2022
Texas Sen. Nichols visits TSTC’s Marshall campus
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, for a visit to the Marshall campus on Wednesday. Nichols, led by TSTC staff, visited the college’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) training program, along with the Automation and Controls Technology and Precision Machining Technology programs. “It was a pleasure to host the...
July 20, 2022
Texas Rep. Sherman visits TSTC’s North Texas campus
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted state Rep. Carl Sherman Sr., D-Lancaster, for his first visit to its North Texas campus on Wednesday. Sherman, led by TSTC staff, stopped by the Diesel Equipment Technology, Electrical Power and Controls, HVAC Technology, Industrial Systems, Precision Machining Technology and Welding Technology programs. “I think it...
June 30, 2022
TSTC hosts Rep. Gary VanDeaver for Marshall campus visit
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus hosted a visit on Thursday by state Rep. Gary VanDeaver, R-New Boston, who represents the newly redrawn District 1 at the state Capitol. VanDeaver’s visit was his first to the Marshall campus. “It is very impressive,” he said. “They (TSTC) are obviously preparing people for success...
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...
April 12, 2022
TSTC in Marshall hosts Rep. Jay Dean for visit
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus hosted a visit Tuesday by state Rep. Jay Dean, R-Longview, who represents the newly redrawn District 7 at the state Capitol. Dean’s visit was his first to the Marshall campus. “It has been a very impressive trip to visit the facilities and visit the faculty and...
March 29, 2022
TSTC in North Texas hosts legislative visit
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College in North Texas hosted state Sen. Bob Hall, R-Rockwall, for his first visit to the campus on Monday. Hall, led by TSTC staff, stopped by the Industrial Systems, Electrical Power and Controls, HVAC Technology, Precision Machining Technology and Welding Technology programs. “We appreciated the opportunity to tell...
March 23, 2022
Kolkhorst gets hands-on during TSTC campus visit
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) visited Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus Wednesday, March 23, experiencing firsthand the hands-on training that TSTC offers to students. “It’s incredible what TSTC is doing here on the Fort Bend campus and systemwide for our state and our country,” Kolkhorst said. “They are...
March 10, 2022
TSTC in North Texas hosts Rep. Harrison for visit
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus hosted a visit Wednesday by Rep. Brian Harrison, R-Waxahachie, who represents District 10 at the state Capitol. “In the short time we have known him, he’s demonstrated that he deeply cares about what we are doing here at TSTC and, more importantly, he cares...
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