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ULA donates $4,000 to elementary STEM

ULA donates $4,000 to elementary STEM

The United Launch Alliance presented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District with a check in the amount of $4,000 to help fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at the elementary level. With robotics now being a UIL-sanctioned activity HCISD’s objective is to bring robotics to scale by introducing the program to early adopters […]

MHS student film advancing in state UIL Young Filmmakers contest

MHS student film advancing in state UIL Young Filmmakers contest

A short film written and produced by Mission High School students is advancing in the state UIL Young Filmmakers competition. As of today, the film titled “Lilith” has made the quarter-finals. State semi-finalists will be announced on February 9, and state finalists on February 18. Mission, Texas- A short film written and produced by Mission […]

MHS recognized by NFL for contributing to Super Bowl history three times

MHS recognized by NFL for contributing to Super Bowl history three times

Mission High School (MHS) has been recognized by the National Football League for contributing to Super Bowl history, not just once; not just twice; but now three times. MHS has been named to the NFL Super Bowl High School Honor Roll. Mission, Texas- Mission High School (MHS) has been recognized by the National Football League […]

Boeing Engineers to Brownsville students at TSC ITECH Campus.

Boeing Engineers to Brownsville students at TSC ITECH Campus.

TEXAS VALLEY COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY 1098 W. Expressway 83, Mercedes TX 78570 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: David Alvarado DATE: October 21, 2015 Phone: (956) 373-3484 INVITATION TO THE MEDIA We look forward to seeing you, Friday, October 23, for the BISD & Texas Valley Communities Foundation will host a presentation by Boeing Engineers […]

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge

Bright minds spark during HESTEC 2015 Middle School Challenge

By Karen Perez EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 7, 2015 – Marco Botello, an eighth-grade student from Elias Longoria Middle School in Edinburg, was given the challenge of building a rocket using three items: an index card, a single straw and a piece of clay. He only needed the latter two, though. Using the straw and […]

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC 2015

PSJA Southwest High School wins U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge at HESTEC 2015

By Jennifer L. Berghom EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 9, 2015 – Lessons learned at last year’s HESTEC led the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest High School team to victory in the fifth annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, held Friday, Oct. 9, at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week. The team […]

Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

Students gain hands-on insight into STEM career possibilities during HESTEC 2015

By Cheryl Taylor EDINBURG, TEXAS – OCT. 6, 2015 – Rudy De La Torre, Anthony Garcia, Isaiah Ray and Odette Banda were among the Weslaco High School GEAR UP students who spent the day at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during HESTEC Student Leadership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6. After breakfast in the […]

Elementary students get their first lesson in robotics

Elementary students get their first lesson in robotics

By Raul Garcia Jr. A total of 100 Mercedes ISD migrant students from Kennedy, North, Travis and Hinojosa Elementary were given a presentation on Wednesday about robotics and aerospace engineering by local robotics expert, Heriberto Reynoso. “It was really good and we learned a lot about robots,” said Michael Carrion, Kennedy Elementary fifth grader. “I […]

First Class: Freshman aims for accelerated medical degree through A-PRIME TIME

First Class: Freshman aims for accelerated medical degree through A-PRIME TIME

By VICKY BRITO BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – AUG. 11, 2015 – Jesús Roberto Franco, salutatorian of the Porter Early College High School class of 2015, has had a desire to work in a medical profession since he was very young. Now, he will begin that journey as part of the A-PRIME TIME Success Academy, hosted at […]

Bailey honors the past, sees bright future for UTRGV and the Valley

Bailey honors the past, sees bright future for UTRGV and the Valley

By Gail Fagan BROWNSVILLE & EDINBURG, TEXAS – AUG. 12, 2015 – A spirited drumline and cheerleaders clad in sparkly new uniforms greeted students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as they arrived to hear an address on the Edinburg Campus by the university’s founding president, Guy Bailey. Bailey, who […]

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