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Weslaco ISD approves $5,000 retention, recruiting stipends

The Weslaco Independent School District Board of Trustees not only approved recruiting and retention stipends for employees Tuesday, but approved stipends over double the amount it was originally considering.

Brownsville school police fire at ‘stolen’ car, arrest three

Three men, one of them a juvenile, were in custody Tuesday morning after Brownsville Independent School District police officer fired shots at a car that was driving recklessly in a parking lot at Porter Early College High School, city and school district police said.

Hidalgo County schools score mostly As and Bs in state accountability ratings

Local schools scored almost all As and Bs in the Texas Education Agency’s 2022 accountability ratings, which were released Monday.

City of Harlingen, HCISD officials negotiating security as classes open

HARLINGEN — Classes opened Monday as city and school officials continued negotiating a proposed agreement aimed at providing the district with heightened security amid community concerns.

TSTC alumnus finds career success with area HVAC company

HARLINGEN — Texas State Technical College has produced many skilled workers that instill an integrity into their work ethic, such as those in the...

Priority One: BISD upgrades security as school starts

The main entrances to all 54 Brownsville Independent School District campuses will be locked during school hours and will require admission from school staff under state-ordered guidelines that go into effect when the 2022-2023 school year begins on Tuesday.

BISD counselors to use ‘Sandy Hook Promise’ curriculum

The Brownsville Independent School District utilizes a curriculum that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting to encourage students to speak to a trusted adult when they see something that worries them.

Trustees, superintendent clash over Weslaco ISD dress code implementation

Weslaco Independent School District trustees and the district’s superintendent clashed at a workshop last week over what employees should be able to wear on campus.

Therapy dogs eager to welcome Harlingen students back to school

HARLINGEN – Piper looked up warmly, her vibrant brown eyes and shifting nose searching for love and any sign of distress.

Student overcomes personal obstacles to succeed in TSTC’s Emergency Medical Services program

HARLINGEN — Texas State Technical College student Destiny De La Fuente became interested in the health care field when she saw the career success...