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Mission CISD students complete unique, real-life lesson in bond refinancing

Mission CISD students complete unique, real-life lesson in bond refinancing

Mission, Texas- Ten Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) High School students with an interest in business and finance participated in a special seminar that incorporated into the formal refinancing/refunding of one of the district’s bond issues. The ten students came from all three high schools: Mission Collegiate High School, Mission High School, Veterans Memorial […]

LFHS SeaPerch team qualifies for nationals

LFHS SeaPerch team qualifies for nationals

The Los Fresnos High School Engineering Club, competing in its first SeaPerch event, qualified for nationals at the U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge Friday at the Harlingen Aquatic Center. Six of the 32 schools competing qualified for the 2017 National SeaPerch Challenge. Location and date for the national event have yet to be determined. LFHS finished […]

ESL parents learning Microsoft Office programs

ESL parents learning Microsoft Office programs

About 45 mothers enrolled in the Los Fresnos CISD ESL program are learning computer skills for the first time in their lives. The students in the Parental Involvement program are taking a four-lesson program in Microsoft Office to help them become more qualified for jobs that require computer skills. For four weeks in October, they […]

UTRGV Counseling and Training Clinics are open to the community at no cost

UTRGV Counseling and Training Clinics are open to the community at no cost

Counseling and Training Clinics, as part of the university’s commitment to the community, help residents receive mental healthcare at no cost and allow graduate students to hone their skills while on the path to licensing. Pharr native Erika Perez, one such graduate student, has been working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by […]

The Rocket Launchers at UTRGV soar high at international competition

The Rocket Launchers at UTRGV soar high at international competition

The Rocket Launchers at UTRGV, a student group at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is off to a soaring start launching not only rockets, but also their careers in the aerospace industry. At this summer’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) hosted by the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA), the UTRGV rocket placed seventh […]

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation awards $6M grant to UTRGV

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation awards $6M grant to UTRGV

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – SEPT. 8, 2016 – The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation has generously awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Liberal Arts a $6 million grant that over the next five years will help develop a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology. The clinical psychology program, once it receives approval […]

Large DOD grant to UTRGV will purchase cutting-edge equipment for research

Large DOD grant to UTRGV will purchase cutting-edge equipment for research

By Gail Fagan RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – SEPT. 12, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded almost half a million dollars to UTRGV to help STEM students and faculty go with the flow. The $499,519, one-year grant will provide for state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation, called a Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo-PIV) system, […]

UTRGV College of Education & P-16 Integration hosts Critical Issues Leadership Conference

UTRGV College of Education & P-16 Integration hosts Critical Issues Leadership Conference

By Jennifer L. Berghom McALLEN, TEXAS—SEPT. 13, 2016— The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s College of Education and P-16 Integration this week is bringing together administrators from school districts across the Valley to brainstorm ways to better educate an ever-growing and diverse group of students, including English-language learners and students from low-income households. “We […]

Mariachi band played at Mariachi USA Festival

Mariachi band played at Mariachi USA Festival

McHi Mariachi will be played on the stage of one of the most prestigious venues in the world at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in California this Saturday, June 25th as part of the 27th Annual Mariachi USA Festival, the 2nd longest running music festival at the Bowl! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity […]

Teacher earns state award

Teacher earns state award

Linda Gonzalez, a Texas history teacher at Michael E. Fossum Middle School, represented Fossum and McAllen ISD at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars State Convention June 17 in Dallas. She received the State Citizenship Award emblematic of the best Middle School Teacher in the State. She was nominated by VFW Post 8788 in McAllen. […]

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