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PSJA teacher’s passion to engage students helps her wins humanities award

Influenced by the educators and the challenges in her life, Mónica Alvarez Suárez’s devotion to giving students an engaging education, like she once received, is what earned her the prestigious 2024 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.

RGV school districts hosting free summer meals

Free summer meals are available for children 18 and under, regardless of enrollment, at school districts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Meals are consumed onsite, and schedules vary by district.

Pastors’ group demands Valley schools remove ‘inappropriate’ books

HARLINGEN — A pastors’ group is standing behind a new state law and is requesting Rio Grande Valley school boards remove a list of books they describe as containing graphic sexuality from their library shelves.

Longtime PSJA board member dies; remembered as ‘a beautiful soul’

Jesus “Jesse’ Vela” Jr., a name synonymous in PSJA for his lifelong dedication to the community, died Sunday.

PSJA’s dual language program continues to flourish and impact community

PHARR — Over the past 25 years, PSJA ISD has established the gold standard for a dual language program offering classes district-wide with over 14,000 elementary, middle and high school students in the program that is expecting its largest graduating cohort this semester.

PSJA Memorial High School senior wins big at RGV Livestock Show

MERCEDES — Experimentation, innovation, perfection.

PSJA North forfeits 12 softball games after self-report

McALLEN — PSJA North started the season 15-0 overall and 4-0 in district, but it will have to forfeit 12 of those wins, including...

Valley school districts boosted test scores last year

HARLINGEN — The state’s new report cards show the Rio Grande Valley’s biggest school districts boosted their test scores over the previous year’s grades, while most posted slightly lower grades than the Texas average.

Alamo Middle School renamed after Jesus “Jesse” Vela Jr. in trustee’s honor

ALAMO — The last name Vela will be forever carried in the halls and hearts of PSJA ISD with the renaming of Alamo Middle School to Jesus "Jesse" Vela, Jr. Middle School honoring the long-serving trustee

Hidalgo County school districts pass tax-rate ratifications, bonds

Hidalgo County voters this year considered two bonds and eight tax-ratification elections and all but three failed to pass.