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Valley students selected to final stage of NASA HUNCH program

Eight Valley teams in the NASA HUNCH program this year are advancing to showcase their projects for a final design review at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston on April 16 and 17.

Valley students exhibit problem solving and creative thinking through NASA program

MERCEDES — With about half a year put into their projects, students across the Valley were able to present their final prototypes for critical review for the NASA HUNCH program with the chance to advance to the next level of the program at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

‘Gizmo’ gives South Texas ISD students head start in the world of AI robotics

EDINBURG — Always drawing the center of attention wherever he goes, Gizmo, an AI robot dog, is helping students learn hands-on skills for the growing world of technology.

NASA program draws huge participation among Valley schools

MERCEDES — With its inaugural year in the Rio Grande Valley, the NASA HUNCH program has over 1,300 students participating in it with South Texas ISD hosting the first review session featuring NASA engineers Thursday.

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.