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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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May 8, 2024
TSTC students at North Texas location receive medals at state SkillsUSA conference
(RED OAK, Texas) – Students at Texas State Technical College’s North Texas location won medals in five events at the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 18-20 in Houston. “We are extremely proud and excited for our SkillsUSA participants,” said Marcus Balch, provost of TSTC’s North Texas location. “We are...
May 5, 2024
TSTC Dental Hygiene and Emergency Medical Services students fly high at first SkillsUSA state competition
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Recently some Texas State Technical College Dental Hygiene and Emergency Medical Services students won medals during their first time competing at a SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference. Diana Rocha, of Los Fresnos, and Miriam Sanchez, of Edinburg, represented TSTC’s Dental Hygiene program at the competition, which was held in...
May 2, 2024
TSTC students at East Williamson County location receive medals at state SkillsUSA conference
(HUTTO, Texas) – Four students at Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County location won medals in two events at the recent 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 18-20 in Houston. “It reflects the dedication and hard work of both the students and the faculty,” said Kelly Coke, provost of...
May 1, 2024
TSTC SkillsUSA gold medalists qualify to move on to national conference in Georgia
(WACO, Texas) – Students at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus won medals in 15 events at the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 18-20 in Houston. “This year we competed in categories and events with many new advisors, and we did not disappoint,” said Abby Ford, TSTC’s SkillsUSA coordinator...
April 30, 2024
Four TSTC students in West Texas qualify for SkillsUSA national event
(ABILENE, Texas) – Four Texas State Technical College students in West Texas claimed gold medals at the recent SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference in Houston. Aulton Lira, Kimberly Lozano-Ryman and the team of Joshua Rains and Hunter Spohn won their respective events and have the opportunity to represent TSTC at the SkillsUSA...
April 28, 2024
TSTC students return with medals from SkillsUSA state competition
  (HARLINGEN, Texas) – Some Texas State Technical College students from the Harlingen location medaled at the recent 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference in Houston. Winning gold medals were Allison Agundiz, of Donna, in Welding Sculpture; Mohamed Deyab, of Harlingen, in Sheet Metal; Rene Garay Jr., of Brownsville, Matthew Muniz, of...
April 25, 2024
TSTC students bring 18 SkillsUSA Texas medals back to Marshall
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Some students from Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location brought home a total of 18 medals — seven gold, six silver and five bronze — from the recent SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary State Leadership and Skills Conference in Houston.  “I couldn’t be more proud of the team,” Bart Day, provost at the Marshall location,...
April 19, 2024
TSTC students arrive in Houston for SkillsUSA Texas conference
(HOUSTON, Texas) – More than 200 students and faculty members from Texas State Technical College have arrived in Houston to participate in the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skills Conference. The conference began Thursday, April 18, and will end with the awards ceremony on Saturday, April 20. The event’s contests are being held at locations...
April 19, 2024
TSTC students back at SkillsUSA and ready to win gold
(HOUSTON, Texas) – The SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference has kicked off, and Texas State Technical College has students competing in a variety of skills. Along with other students representing roughly 30 different technical and community colleges across the state, they have gathered in Houston looking to win big. For a few of...
April 16, 2024
Davila looks to put knowledge learned at TSTC into career as electrical technician
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Watching some technicians in action at his former job was the motivation that Demetrio Davila needed to return to college. The Colorado City native was working the board line at a Sweetwater gypsum plant 12 hours a day when he noticed something: Those technicians had a career with better hours and more...
April 14, 2024
TSTC students prepare for competitions at upcoming SkillsUSA Texas conference
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The month of April promises to be a thrilling and competitive challenge for more than 80 students from Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen location. The students are preparing for the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference, which will be held April 18-20 in Houston. SkillsUSA is a professional organization focused...
April 13, 2024
TSTC students train for upcoming SkillsUSA Texas conference in Houston
(HUTTO, Texas) – Twenty students from Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County location are preparing to showcase their knowledge and skills. The students will compete at the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference taking place from Thursday, April 18, to Saturday, April 20, in Houston. “It (SkillsUSA) helps you build your success,”...
April 11, 2024
TSTC students determined to go for the gold at SkillsUSA
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall location is sending 26 students to the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference from Thursday, April 18, to Saturday, April 20, in Houston. “The SkillsUSA competition is a great opportunity for our students to not just put their talents to the test, but to learn from...
April 8, 2024
TSTC awards $1.27M in scholarships to 577 SkillsUSA Texas high school participants
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is making an investment in the future of Texas’ skilled workforce. In addition to being the title sponsor of the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 3-6 in Corpus Christi, Texas, TSTC awarded $770,000 in $10,000 scholarships to 77 high school students who 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...
April 3, 2024
TSTC students get ready for upcoming SkillsUSA Texas conference in Houston
(WACO, Texas) – More than 60 students from Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus are preparing to put their know-how to the test. The students will compete at the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference taking place from Thursday, April 18, to Saturday, April 20, in Houston. “This year we have quite a...
April 3, 2024
TSTC students get set for upcoming SkillsUSA Texas conference in Houston
(RED OAK, Texas) – More than 10 students from Texas State Technical College’s North Texas location are preparing to put their skills to the test. The students will compete at the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference taking place from Thursday, April 18, to Saturday, April 20, in Houston. “Our students and faculty...
April 2, 2024
TSTC students in West Texas gear up for SkillsUSA competitions
(ABILENE, Texas) – All four of Texas State Technical College’s West Texas locations will be well represented during the 2024 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference in Houston on April 18-20. With a total of 27 students participating from the Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater locations, TSTC provost Andy Weaver is excited to see...
February 2, 2024
TSTC campuses to host SkillsUSA high school district contests during February
(WACO, Texas) – Four of Texas State Technical College’s campuses will host secondary district SkillsUSA Texas conferences this month. SkillsUSA is a professional organization teaching employability, leadership and technical skills helping middle school, high school and college students pursue successful careers and build a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA has more than 100 competitive events ranging from...
January 26, 2024
TSTC graduate turns numbers and symbols into art
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Longview resident Dave McMillan could not help but recall his unrealized passion for computer coding while helping his son apply to study at Texas State Technical College. Encouraged by his family, the elder McMillan set out to make his own dreams come true by signing up for TSTC’s Web Design and Development...
December 31, 2023
TSTC reminisces about a successful 2023
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – From hosting hundreds of prospective students at its Harlingen campus and launching hundreds of graduates into the Texas workforce, from breaking ground for major campus building projects to announcing the addition of new programs, Texas State Technical College can look back on a successful 2023. Here are some of the year’s highlights....
September 6, 2023
TSTC student carries on father’s engineering legacy
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College student Tristan Matthew seemed destined to become an engineer like his father. The two frequently teamed up to fix things around their house throughout Matthew’s childhood in The Woodlands, Texas, leading him to join his high school’s robotics team.  Today Matthew is studying for an Associate of Applied...
August 13, 2023
Best Block donates materials to TSTC’s Building Construction Technology program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – At Texas State Technical College, the formula to a great-paying career for some students starts by training with industry-standard equipment and materials to prepare for competition at the SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference and, ultimately, the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Recently Best Block, a Quikrete company, donated three...
July 11, 2023
TSTC Web Design and Development students reflect on experiences at SkillsUSA
(RED OAK, Texas) – Two Texas State Technical College Web Design and Development students from the North Texas campus, Dave McMillan and Michael Clesh, recently reflected on their experiences last month at the 59th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. McMillan and Clesh competed as a team in the Upper Web...
June 29, 2023
TSTC students from Waco campus earn medals at SkillsUSA national conference in Atlanta
(WACO, Texas) – Two students from Texas State Technical College’s Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology program at the Waco campus received medals at last week’s 59th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Fabian Camargo, of Cumby, won a bronze medal in the Heavy Equipment Operation contest, and Chris Martinez, of Marlin, received...
June 19, 2023
TSTC students and faculty members arrive in Georgia for start of SkillsUSA national conference
(ATLANTA, Georgia) – Students and faculty members representing seven of Texas State Technical College’s 10 campuses traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, June 19, for this week’s 59th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. More than 20 students from the Brownwood, East Williamson County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater and Waco campuses will compete...
June 18, 2023
TSTC SkillsUSA gold medalists ready for national competition
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Seven Texas State Technical College students will compete for gold medals at the 59th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference next week. Jessica Alaniz, Julia Farris, Melanie Limon, Alfredo Molina, Christopher Paul, Reymundo Salinas and Edna Vargas will represent TSTC’s Harlingen campus. Amanda Posada, provost at TSTC’s Harlingen campus, said the...
April 26, 2023
Six students from TSTC’s North Texas campus medal at SkillsUSA
(RED OAK, Texas) – Adam Rivas, a Welding Technology student at Texas State Technical College, is one of six students from the North Texas campus who won medals at the recent SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference in Houston. Rivas won a gold medal in the Welding category, in which competitors were tasked with...
April 26, 2023
Students from TSTC’s Marshall campus bring home SkillsUSA medals
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Two Precision Machining Technology students from Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus brought home medals from the recent 2023 SkillsUSA Texas Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference in Houston. Second-semester students Juan Cerda and Remington Sipes won gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the CNC 2-Axis Turning Programmer competition. The two were among...
April 25, 2023
Six TSTC students from West Texas campuses qualify for SkillsUSA National Conference
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Six students from Texas State Technical College’s West Texas campuses qualified for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference with gold medal victories at the state conference earlier this month. Zachary Atwell, Dustin Bostick, Mackenzie Brigman, Thomas Kalman, Philip Taylor and Axel Torres will compete at the national event scheduled for June...
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