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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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Number: 254-867-2037
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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 25, 2024
TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center lending library boosts its resources for students
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Advocacy and Resource Center at Texas State Technical College believes in student success, and it goes above and beyond to ensure that students have the resources they need to achieve their goals. Recently the center’s lending library expanded its inventory of books and tools to better serve student needs at the...
February 14, 2024
TSTC holds annual Community Resource Fair for students
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus hosted its annual Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 14. A total of 25 tables displayed resources that are available both on and off campus to help TSTC students. “We set up the Community Resource Fair to allow students the exposure to all of the resources...
February 13, 2024
Community resource fair for students hosted by TSTC
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Local organizations from across the county and Houston metro area came together Tuesday, February 13, on Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus to raise awareness of the various area resources available to TSTC students. In addition to having the goal of helping students achieve a quality education and a great-paying...
December 7, 2023
TSTC partners with Houston Food Bank
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Advocacy and Resource Center works with students to provide assistance with nonacademic barriers, whether they be related to child care, transportation or food insecurity. In doing so, TSTC gives students the opportunity to gain a quality education and, later, a high-paying job. With the Fort Bend County campus...
November 26, 2023
TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center holiday meals make students smile
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Advocacy and Resource Center at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus recently held its third annual holiday meal drive so students can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. “Our goal is to provide support for our students because they deserve the opportunity to celebrate the holidays,” said Lisa Garza,...
November 21, 2023
TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center provides Thanksgiving meal kits for students in need
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – While the holidays can be a time of joy and family bonding, for many, financial stress can dampen the spirit of the season. Larissa Moreno, the Texas State Technical College Advocacy and Resource Center representative at the Fort Bend County campus, was determined to help in any way she could. “Many of...
November 5, 2023
Students thankful for TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center’s ‘culture of caring’
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With its “culture of caring,” Texas State Technical College’s Advocacy and Resource Center has made a lasting impression on many students, and the staff’s commitment has helped them to focus on their studies. Three of those students, Jose Abrego, Hector Guzman and Rus Lenox, each experienced personal obstacles that led them to...
July 17, 2023
TSTC graduate pays it forward for future students
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Axel Torres, a 2023 Texas State Technical College graduate, wanted to leave his mark on the Sweetwater campus. Torres, who received an Associate of Applied Science degree in May, helped revitalize TSTC’s Winds of Texas student club. Prior to receiving his degree, Torres asked the club to help future students at the...
May 8, 2023
Palomino exemplifies TSTC’s ‘culture of caring’
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The dedicated faculty and staff at Texas State Technical College care deeply about student success, and Belinda Palomino is passionate about that “culture of caring” philosophy. She serves as the statewide lead for TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center, which at the Harlingen campus is located in the Student Center. She and her...
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...
February 16, 2023
TSTC hosts resource fair to connect students with local community resources
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – On Valentine’s Day, Texas State Technical College helped spread the love at the Fort Bend County campus’ annual resource fair, which connected participating TSTC students with some community resources. TSTC strives to help break down barriers to students’ success in their education. While many needs can be met with on-campus resources, the...
January 23, 2023
Start of spring semester stirs excitement at TSTC’s Harlingen campus
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus welcomed more than 1,900 students to begin the spring 2023 semester on Monday, Jan. 9. Returning students were reacquainted with friends, while new students met their classmates and instructors introduced their curriculums. “TSTC is thrilled to welcome back in-person labs for both TSTC’s Cybersecurity and Drafting...
January 15, 2023
TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center removes barriers to student learning
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – The spring semester has officially begun at Texas State Technical College in Fort Bend County. Over 100 new students joined the now 552-strong student body. Each student comes with their own unique talents and abilities. The TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) stands ready to help the students have a fulfilling and...
December 11, 2022
TSTC counselor discusses mental health during the holidays
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Justice Johnson works as a Texas State Technical College counselor for the Fort Bend County campus. She likes to cook, bake, and read books and articles. Her favorite genre of book is either romance or suspense. Originally from Mississippi, she moved to Fort Bend County to help TSTC students handle their stress...
November 28, 2022
TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource Center holiday meals bring happiness to students’ hearts
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Advocacy and Resource Center at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus recently provided either meal kits or restaurant gift cards for some students to help them have an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. “This is the second time our department has offered this,” said Lisa Garza, TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource coordinator. “We reached...
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