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Editorial: STC tuition program helps make higher education affordable for more students

South Texas College has announced a tuition assistance program that officials say should make enrollment there essentially tuition free for all students. Such a program can help many Rio Grande Valley residents attain academic degrees or professional training and certification they might not be able to afford otherwise.

STC’s promise to make college accessible and tuition free starts next fall

McALLEN — Graduating high school students will have more time off to focus on their studies with the financial weight of tuition lifted off their shoulders with South Texas College's Valley Promise program, which essentially gives students a tuition-free education.

STC welcomes 26 students to Construction Superintendent Apprenticeship program

South Texas College welcomed 26 students to its Construction Superintendent Apprenticeship program which enables them to earn money while they learn and receive a certificate in the industry.

Former STC prof ordered to pay nearly $60K to victims he sexually abused

A former South Texas College professor on Tuesday was ordered to pay nearly $60,000 in restitution for filming himself sexually abusing two children, including his own.

RGV hospitals identify resources, rest and pay to retain medical staff

It's no secret that the nation has faced a nursing and doctor shortage since the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when medical professionals worked under extreme circumstances at their own peril and often without rest for days. Among those who underwent the most challenges were healthcare facilities that experienced staffing shortages, especially in the nursing field which further emphasized a need for healthcare workers.

McAllen offering monthlong amnesty for unresolved citations

Still haven’t taken care of that traffic ticket and afraid a warrant is out for your arrest? The McAllen Municipal Court is giving you a chance to take care of it.

Mission EDC has awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships

A scholarship fund established by the Mission Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with South Texas College has paid dividends for Mission students seeking financial aid.

STC unveils new logo on 30th anniversary to usher in new era

South Texas College revealed a new logo inspired by the rosette on a jaguar's pelt during its annual Fall Convocation celebrating 30 years since the college's inception.

Life sentence upheld for former STC professor who sexually abused children

A federal appellate court on Monday upheld the life sentence for a former South Texas College math professor who sexually abused two children under the age of 7.

Feds propose 20 miles of new border wall in Starr County … again

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday published a letter seeking input on a proposal to build up to 20 miles of new border wall in Starr County.