More than eight years in, Texas high-speed rail company still lacks permits to build Dallas-to-Houston route

DALLAS — Less than two months before the Texas Legislature begins its next session, the years-long battle over a controversial high-speed rail project is expected to spark more legislative skirmishes.

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TSTC helps unemployed workers get trained faster with RISE programs

HARLINGEN, Texas - The new coronavirus has impacted more than just social gatherings. In Texas, nearly 1.3 million people are unemployed because of the current pandemic, and that number continues to climb. 

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Texas Doctor Says Man Died After Attending ‘COVID Party’

San Antonio, TX - A doctor in Texas said a young man died after he said he went to a “COVID party.”  Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man was 30 years old.  “He didn’t really believe, he thought the disease was a hoax.

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TSTC Career Services helps students find employment

Waco, TX - Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring, employees have been furloughed or laid off, leading Texas to its highest unemployment rate in years.  When government officials began reopening the state in May, employers started to hire people, including graduates of Texas State Technical College.

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CARES Act funding allows some TSTC students to continue education amid pandemic

Waco, TX - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides Texas State Technical College with the means to help full- and part-time students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Texas Farm Bureau offers scholarships to attend TSTC

Waco, TX - Texas Farm Bureau members have a financial opportunity for family members to attend Texas State Technical College.  “TSTC's partnership with Texas Farm Bureau is the perfect example of working together for the greater good of Texas.

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TSTC's Workforce Training Office Partners to Offer Specialized Medical Coding and Billing Training

Texas State Technical College's statewide Workforce Training office is offering an 11-hour online Telehealth and COVID-19 bundle aimed at providing guidance to people working in medical coding and billing.

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‘Starting Immediately’ Gov. Greg Abbott Says Childcare Services Can Reopen, Bars Too

AUSTIN, Texas  – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addressed Texas’ reopening from the State Capitol amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying that all childcare services can reopen “immediately.”

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Governor Abbott Expands Business Openings In Texas, Announces Surge Response Teams To Combat COVID-19

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where announced that he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand openings of certain businesses and activities. 

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Some places begin to re-open in Texas, View these facts about safety

Lancaster, TX -  As some places begin to re-open in Texas, please view these fast facts about precautionary measures and safety. #StaySafeLancaster

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TSTC resuming hands-on instruction to limited students on May 4

(STATEWIDE) - Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is welcoming a limited number of students, faculty, and staff back to our 10 campuses on Monday, May 4. These students are being allowed back onto campus because they are studying in programs that require them to complete hands-on lab work in order to finalize their semester.

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