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South Texas Independent School District attains top ratings in state, nation

The South Texas Independent School District ranks among the best in districts the state and nation, according to the Niche.com Best School Districts rankings for 2024.

Hidalgo County students have out of this world opportunity with NASA

MERCEDES — Students around the Valley will soon have the chance to participate in the NASA Hunch program, where teams get hands-on STEM experience and hopefully get their project implemented by NASA on earth — or outer space.

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.

South Texas ISD restructure push loses steam in regular session

Although proponents of a push to reform South Texas ISD's funding structure say they intend to keep up the effort, the issue failed to gain traction in the 88th Texas Legislature and odds seem long for some kind of bill moving through a special session this summer.

UTRGV program makes local history, culture accessible to teachers

NEAR LINN — A charter bus dropped off a gaggle of teachers and college intellectuals at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge Friday morning, leaving them to amble off down the caliche path to see La Sal Del Rey.

Two bills could impact South Texas ISD funding

Two bills filed this month by State Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Palmview, could remove South Texas ISD’s taxing authority if enacted.

TSTC and South Texas ISD to offer Computer Programming dual enrollment classes

HARLINGEN — A new dual enrollment partnership between Texas State Technical College and South Texas Independent School District will offer online Computer Programming Technology...

STISD to hold public presentation, press conference on funding reform push

South Texas ISD will hold a Tuesday press conference on an ongoing legislative push to restructure its funding mechanisms.

Harlingen, San Benito officials join area leaders meeting with state lawmakers

HARLINGEN — Area leaders on Wednesday are pitching state lawmakers funding requests for millions of dollars worth of projects during a three-day session focused on the Rio Grande Valley’s needs.

Facing legislative push to reform funding, South Texas ISD begins countermeasures

MERCEDES — South Texas ISD leadership last week discussed its response to a legislative push to restructure its funding mechanisms as more Rio Grande Valley school districts added their names to the list of institutions calling for reform.