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TSC Expands Free Transit Service

Texas Southmost College and Brownsville Metro are continuing to offer free transit services for STC students. (photo STC)

After a successful pilot program in the spring providing free transit service to all Texas Southmost College students, TSC has expanded the free service citywide via Brownsville Metro to its students. The free citywide transit service for TSC students began Aug. 26 with the start of the college’s fall 2019 semester. It will continue through Aug. 2020. The program is a partnership between TSC, Brownsville Metro and the City of…

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TSC Lowers Tuition and Fees

TSC campus

Texas Southmost College’s tuition and fees are now lower. This comes after a unanimous vote by the college’s board of trustees at a meeting June 27. “We are excited to be able to lower tuition and fees for the second time in six years,” said TSC Board Chair Adela G. Garza. “The board of trustees has been working diligently with administration to continue to make a college education affordable for…

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TSC To Offer Associate Degree in Nursing


The Texas Board of Nursing unanimously granted Texas Southmost College initial approval to establish a new Associate Degree Nursing education program. The program will begin with the upcoming fall semester. “The re-opening of TSC’s ADN program was one of the priorities of the college and the board of trustees, and we’re excited to have achieved it,” said TSC Board of Trustees Chair Adela Garza. “TSC’s nursing program has a long…

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TSC Students Receive Free Transit Service

(photo City of Brownsville)

Student of Texas Southmost College can now take advantage of free transit service from STC’s main campus to the International Technology, Education and Commerce Center. The Brownsville Metro Scorpion Connector service is a pilot program from TSC, Brownsville Metro and the City of Brownsville. TSC students can use Route 14 and all fixed route services free of charge with a valid TSC Student ID. During the spring 2019 semester, transit service runs…

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TSTC welcomes new police chief

Eduardo Patiño

Eduardo Patiño was recently promoted and named Texas State Technical College’s newest police chief. Patiño celebrates 10 years at TSTC in June, serving as sergeant for the force for the past six years. TSTC Police Commissioner Aurelio Torres says Patiño was one of six candidates selected and interviewed on competences identified as critical for a college police chief. “Patiño has made an impact since day one,” said Torres. “His experience in…

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Local Colleges and ISDs Earn JET Grants

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 23 grants totaling $4,998,598 to public junior colleges, public technical institutes, public state colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program. Of note, eight of those grants went to local community colleges and school systems. “These grants will focus on advanced technical training, and will keep our Texas businesses…

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Foundation designates RGV as Talent Hub

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation, has designated the Rio Grande Valley as a Talent Hub, granting $275,000 to support local efforts to increase education beyond high school. The Talent Hub designation indicates a community has shown the capacity and ability to significantly increase the numbers of residents with college degrees, certificates or other credentials beyond a high school diploma. South Texas College, the University of Texas Rio…

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TSC Launches Industrial Scaffolding

Texas Southmost College announces the launch of an Industrial Scaffolding program during a press conference on June 7 at the TSC Performing Arts Center. (photo STC)

Texas Southmost College has recently announced the launch of the new Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program in response to a shortage of skilled industrial scaffold builders in Texas and the Gulf Coast region. The Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program is a two-week, 80-hour Workforce Training program that will prepare students for the Industrial Scaffolding Committee certification. Students who complete the Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program will learn…

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TSC Names Rodriguez New President

Jesus Roberto Rodriguez

President chosen among 30 applicants Jesus Roberto Rodriguez, Ph.D., is the new president of Texas Southmost College. Rodriguez’s new role was announced by the Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees at a July 20 special meeting. Rodriguez is currently dean for the Business Center of Excellence at Houston Community College. Previously, he was a dean at Lone Star College System and Butler Community College. At both colleges, he strengthened programs, student…

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