Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp has long wanted to expand A&M's footprint in the Rio Grande Valley. An expansion will be announced today when Sharp unveils a School of Engineering in Weslaco, administered by Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The plan is to train up to 800 students in different aspects of engineering.
State. Rep. Armando Martinez says today’s announcement by Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp about a new School of Engineering in Weslaco is the forerunner to a Texas A&M University-Rio Grande Valley. “I am excited about the announcement and pleased to have played a part in the discussions to land this new school,” Martinez said.
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, a Republican from Lubbock, Texas, discussed banking and international trade with Mexico at a breakfast event at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Thursday. The event was hosted by the RGV Partnership and various local EDCs. Neugebauer was interviewed by IBC Bank’s Eddie Aldrete.
Despite trailing in the polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was full of confidence when she spoke at a campaign event at the Blue Onion in Weslaco on Thursday. Davis said the pollsters are going to be in for a big shock on Tuesday, Election Day. Davis also claimed the Voter ID law was set up to suppress the votes of minorities.