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Here is Why the Celebrity Nude Photos Scandal Should Upset You

For the past two weeks, celebrities have been threatening to sue the Apple Corporation for the breach in their iCloud security that allowed several hackers to access their personal information. While the thread was initially titled a derogatory name on the 4chan thread that initially posted it, the fact of the matter is that this hack was nothing less than an invasion of privacy.

Valley Morning Star
TSTC Student Profile of Success: John Ramos

John Ramos is revving the engine on his education and is currently on the path to earning his associate degree in Automotive Technology this spring. The 22-year-old San Benito native fell in love with automobiles at a very young age, and has his sights set on working with Ford Motor Company.

Valley Morning Star
FBI seeking to hire TSTC graduates

The informative presentation began with a recruitment video which featured the day-to-day life of an FBI recruit in Quantico, Virginia. "It's been 20 years since I've been at the academy," said Training Coordinator Adolfo Baesa. "I was an undercover agent for seven years, and now we're looking for the new generation of FBI agents."

Valley Morning Star
Voter registration on campus exceeds goal

"We received 1,001 new voters four years ago, so we wanted to surpass that," said Coordinator of Student Orientation and Activities Larissa Moreno. "We're a very competitive group of individuals, so I knew we could do this."

Fort Bend Herald
Hartsell makes career as a difference maker

What started as a job as an English tutor turned into a career that makes a difference in the lives of students for Texas State Technical College Success Coach Mara Hartsell. "I started working as an English tutor in the TSTC Marshall library in 2011," she reminisces.

Valley Morning Star
Telecommunication program gaining attention

"Technicians can expect to run into different challenges every day," he said. "It's as if you learn something new continuously because telecommunication is a fast-paced industry, and innovation is key for all the competing companies. There are always new products coming out, and as technicians, we need to remain sharp on all of them."

Valley Morning Star
TSTC Student Profile of Success: Alexandra Lugo

I plan to attend UTRGV to obtain a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Then, I am hoping to obtain a master's degree. What's your dream job? I hope to become a high school mathematics teacher and possibly work my way up to department chair. What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?

Valley Morning Star
TSTC welcomes new police officer

"What is a policeman?" began the short commentary. "He of all men is at once the most needed, and the most wanted. The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman."

Valley Morning Star
Saying Goodbye: Employee to retire after 30 years

"I had just gotten divorced and I was so nervous that I couldn't type," she said. "When they gave me another chance, that's when I told myself that I'm going to stay here forever." While Jimenez held several positions during her years at TSTC, she'll be most remembered and missed for the last job she held.

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TSTC Student Profile of Success: Jeffrey Boles

TSTC Student Jeffrey Boles is currently in the process of taking his core educational courses at TSTC in Harlingen and has his career sights set on the business world. The 21-year-old Harlingen native hopes to one day start his own business. What are your plans after graduation?

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TSTC Student Profile of Success: Yajaira Gonzalez

Upon graduating with my Associate in Biology at Texas State Technical College, I plan on furthering my education in pursuit of an associate in Radiology. I hope to then continue my education to receive a certificate as an Ultrasound Technician. What is your dream job? My lifelong dream is to become a Radiology Technician.

Valley Morning Star
Running for a Cause: Free health and wellness event aims to provide scholarships for students

Manny Chacon, regional director of Business Development and Marketing for Harlingen Medical Center explained the significance of this collaboration with TSTC. "Harlingen Medical Center chose to partner with Texas State Technical College-Harlingen because we, as a health care organization, want to help nurture the future of health care," Chacon said.

Valley Morning Star
Alum makes career goals a reality

"I have been able to grow tremendously with NEI (Naismith Engineering)," said Torres, 35, who started as an entry-level draftsman. "I have learned to be a leader and a responsible employer." The San Benito native currently works in the civil realm of the drafting field, and studied Drafting and Design at TSTC.

The Monitor
Area businesses brace for Super Bowl Sunday

"I don't even know who is playing," Rico Rios of Brownsville said. "The real winner is the food - barbecue and beer." Area businesses look forward to the rise in interest from consumers during the annual sport tradition. H-E-B will offer extra sales in the meat department, said Linda Tovar, public affairs manager in the border region for H-E-B.

Valley Morning Star
Students showcase creativity at science fair

"We actually needed help from our teacher," said Quintero, when asked how they got their data on lottery statistics. Their results proved that the odds of winning the Texas lottery are minimal. Gabriel Pescador, 11, from Harmony Science Academy in Brownsville said that he had no trouble doing his four-week project to study the type of soil that biodegrades waste faster because "science is my favorite subject."

Valley Morning Star
Outdoor Expo promotes healthy living

"This is for the community to have fun and to be aware of nature," 18-year-old UTB freshman George Garcia said. Daniel Arriaga of Brownsville, education program coordinator for the Gladys Porter Zoo, brought his 8-year-old feathered friend, Coco, the focus of his presentation. "They live up to 60 years.

Brownsville Herald
Cleaning up Boca Chica Beach

In addition to trash bags and gloves, people also carried data cards, in which they specifically wrote down the contents of their bag(s) and made notes of the most unusual item(s) they picked up. Keeping track of debris on Texas coasts is crucial to the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program.
MAC Announces Selena Inspired Makeup for 2016 -

Before Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, there was Selena. The world may know her from the emotional movie "Selena," in which Jennifer Lopez played the title character, but to the rest of her fan base, she is a musical icon who will never be replicated.
Could Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Be A Tearjerker? -

While Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) is basking in the success of his dino-sized hit, Jurassic World, his Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, is already preparing fans for the sequel to his galactic blockbuster. "Well I think I've said so much already... I think it's a more emotional movie.

Sounds of Downtown brings stage to Market Square

1 image The event featured the music of Ensamble la Mision, Los Halcones Del Valle, Mr. Whiskey and Los Jetsons. Luis Foncerrada, 23, of Brownsville plays guitar for Ensemble la Mision. "This is the first time I'm here," Foncerrada said. "We play all sorts of music. We play folk from all over the world."