The Brownsville Borderplex, a key link in the realigned North American “Auto Alley”

Brownsville (June 2, 2015) — Texas is home to a well-established automotive manufacturing sector that has seen continued growth in the last five years thanks to the realignment of the North American “auto alley” and the resurgence of Mexico as a top manufacturer of automobiles. The traditional U.S. automotive corridor that once concentrated heavily on [...]

UTHSC faculty member named president of Association of Public Health Dentistry

San Antonio (May 26, 2015) ― David P. Cappelli, Ph.D., D.M.D., M.P.H., was installed as president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) at the annual National Oral Health Conference held recently in Kansas City, Mo. A dental professor, Dr. Cappelli also directs the research division of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and [...]

LNG Exports from Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi (May 20, 2015) — On the shores of the Port Corpus Christi La Quinta Channel, site work is underway for the multi-billion dollar Cheniere Energy, Inc. liquefaction terminal. Last week, the U. S. Department of Energy granted an export license to Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction project enabling export of natural gas via the [...]

Chamber Rings Bell for Educators

Laredo (May 20, 2015) — Eleven Laredo educators were recognized by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce last night in recognition of their performance.  These eleven individuals represent all levels of the educational spectrum.  Each of them was presented with the Chamber’s special School Bell Award.  The Chamber annually organizes this competition, where teachers from the [...]

Dr. Cristina Villalobos elected to national STEM diversity organization’s board of directors

Edinburg (May 11, 2015) — Dr. Cristina Villalobos, a President’s Endowed Professor in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas-Pan American, has taken her passion for helping Latino students pursue STEM (science, technology, education and math) degrees to the national level. As a newly elected member of the Board of Directors of the [...]