Edinburg – Law enforcement from several departments took immediate action to secure the safety of staff and students due to an anonymous threat that was received by school officials.
Parents were notified shortly after 7 am regarding the threat, causing many parents to check in with their children to verify their safety.
Edinburg CISD police, along with law officers from the Edinburg Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety worked to secure school grounds. Continue reading “Edinburg High School takes action after receiving anonymous threat”
Edinburg – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has experienced a substantial decline in graduate enrollment according to a letter sent from UTRGV President Guy Bailey to faculty and staff on Wednesday.
In the letter, Bailey did not reveal by what margins or percentages the graduate enrollment has declined, but stressed that the reduction in enrollment could create significant challenges to the university.
Continue reading “UTRGV sees large drop in graduate degree enrollment”
Edinburg – Followers of both Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia and ECISD School Board member Miguel “Mike” Farias were treated to a tense but “respectful” exchange over the fate of an uncompleted park project. Despite the respectful pleasantries peppered in their respective post, both sides accused the other of political posturing.
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Edinburg – UTRGV campus police may uphold the newly signed SB 4 bill, which will take effect September 1st. Recently, questions arose as to what University law enforcement will do in regards to the verification of someones immigration status. Under the SB 4 bill, law enforcement may face disbarment of state funding if they do not comply with the anti-sanctuary city law.
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Incidents of false hate crime reports have occurred throughout the U.S. since the election of Donald Trump
Edinburg – Racial slurs left in the female restroom have left students shaken and left UTRGV authorities scrambling to find the individual(s) responsible for it.
The incident occurred April 10, and the offensive material was left in the first floor female restroom in the Mathematics & General Classrooms Building.
Staff and students were sent the following alert from UTRGV Police.
Continue reading “Hate messages at UTRGV could be an instance of Fake Hate”
Edinburg – The UTRGV School of Medicine may see it’s funds slashed, if the State Senate votes on reducing “special item”appropriations. The University has suggested a $60 to 70 Million dollar operating budget, however the State may only be able to provide a bit short of $25 million over two-years.
Local representatives, including a delegation from UTRGV are in Austin to contest the budget slash and appeal for additional funding. Meanwhile, now faced with reduced funding for the Medical School, the McAllen Monitor has sought to play the blame game, and took particular aim and local voters. Continue reading “UTRGV Medical School Funds Slashed – The Monitor Blames the Voters”
Today, UTRGV President, Guy Bailey sent out an email informing staff and students that at this point in time, UTRGV has been placed on a 12-month probation. Reasoning behind the placement stem from complications of meeting deadlines due to the merger between UTPA and UTB. Continue reading “Breaking: UTRGV Placed on Probation!”
Very little information regarding motive have been released since the discovery of two Rio Grande City ISD employees, Wednesday morning, March 23. The victims, identified as Oneida Alanis Balderas Garza and Lourdes M. Elizondo(Luna) were found bound, and shot in the head “execution style”, this according from Law Enforcement officials, who arrived on scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. Continue reading “RGC ISD Murders From An Other Angle”