The union of the University of Texas-Pan American and University of Texas at Brownsville means big changes are coming to the Rio Grande Valley. What challenges are ahead?
SUNDAY: GROWING PAINS
We explore the challenges surrounding the creation of a medical school and union of the Rio Grande Valley’s two universities, given the unique landscape the new institution will serve.
The new, regional, university — regardless of its name — will have a lasting impact on the Valley. We travel to San Antonio to look at how its medical school spurred new companies and innovation, and at some promising projects taking root along the border.
TUESDAY: SHARED RESOURCES
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Veronica and John Delgado know firsthand the changes they want to see from Project South Texas.
In the Rio Grande Valley’s health care system, change is the operative word.
Maritza Garza never wavered in her desire to come back home.
SAN ANTONIO — When OsteoBiologics closed its San Antonio manufacturing operation in 2009, it was the genesis of a larger economic success story for this city.
Whatever niche may develop in the Valley as far as research within the united university could go beyond the medical school that will come with it.
McALLEN — In the fervor surrounding the establishment of a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, a key fact may have fallen by the wayside for some — that school will be an integrated part of a new university.
McALLEN — Perhaps it’s fitting the first Hispanic University of Texas System chancellor is at the helm of creating what’s being billed as a transformative catalyst for the rapidly growing, predominantly Hispanic Rio Grande Valley.
McALLEN — The development of the Rio Grande Valley’s two universities has endured one transformation after another — something residents may forget, said one longtime higher education administrator from the region.
McALLEN — At the start of 2014, the University of Texas System estimates the Rio Grande Valley will know the leader chosen to lead a new era of change through a regional university and medical school.