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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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Peter Macias
Executive Director of Communications
Number: 254-867-2037
Brad White
Asst Director of Communications
Number: 254-867-3035
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March 10, 2024
TSTC, South Padre Island police departments share spring break safety tips
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Next week many students in Texas will take time away from their studies and begin spring break, including Texas State Technical College students. While having fun in the sun at South Padre Island, visiting a lake or taking a road trip sounds exciting, TSTC reminds its students to make it fun and...
November 19, 2023
Escobar finds purpose for helping others by pursuing TSTC Biomedical Equipment Technology degree
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College offers a broad range of programs of study that military veterans can choose from to gain the technical skills they need for a high-paying job. Javier Escobar Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and Texas Army National Guard specialist, learned about TSTC’s Biomedical Equipment Technology program from a program...
October 1, 2023
TSTC police department delivers CRASE training to heighten awareness for college’s employees
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s police department recently held a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training session to raise awareness for TSTC employees in case an active assailant event were to occur on campus. This year TSTC police have provided about 50 statewide CRASE sessions either in person or online. TSTC...
August 6, 2023
TSTC Police Department encourages partnerships against crime in National Night Out
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The National Night Out event at Harlingen’s Lon C. Hill Park on Tuesday, Aug. 1, had members of the Texas State Technical College Police Department building rapport with area residents; members of the U.S. Border Patrol and police departments from Harlingen, Mercedes and San Benito; and other area entities. TSTC police officers...
June 8, 2023
TSTC police encourage CRASE training to keep campuses safe
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s police department is leading a campaign to educate TSTC students, faculty and staff about safety during crisis events. The department is working toward a goal of having all faculty and staff on all 10 TSTC campuses reach 100% completion of their Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, or...
May 19, 2023
Desire to help others motivates TSTC security officer
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – During this year’s National Police Week from May 14 to May 20, Texas State Technical College honored the police and security officers who work to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors safe on campus. Kolby Risner, a security officer for TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus, loves helping others. As a father, he...
April 17, 2023
Two new members of TSTC campus police vow to serve and protect
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Texas State Technical College police department held an oath of office swearing-in ceremony Thursday, April 13, at the Learning Resource Center on the Harlingen campus. Cameron County Justice of the Peace Eloy Cano Jr. swore in new campus officers Alfredo Elizondo and Camryn Gonzalez. Elizondo said he is proud to join...
January 9, 2023
TSTC observes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – In observance of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Jan. 9, Texas State Technical College is honoring officers who are currently in law enforcement, have served in such a capacity, and those who have given the final sacrifice for that profession. The duty of a police officer is to ensure public safety...
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