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2015-16 Graduates
SWTJC Del Rio held a small photo session for students that did not cross the graduation stage in Uvalde. The graduation ceremony was cancelled due to bad weather. Students are pictured with Del Rio Campus V.P. Derek Sandoval and their families. Photos

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Hispanic Heritage Month
hispanic 2016


The Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. More

Eagle Pass Campus had several events through out the month to celebrate Hispanic Heritage starting with Sept. 20th Kick-off the semester with chips & salsa, Sept 29th Hispanic Heritage Speaker Mr. Cerna from IBC , Oct. 6th "Sweet Bread", Oct. 13th Nacho Fest.

Student Activities also hosted a Hispanic Heritage Photograph Contest the winner was Tatiana A. Gonzalez.

Student Activities will like to thank everyone that helped out during these events as well as all the participants.

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Board members receive a status update on Crystal City construction project
Uvalde, Texas, Oct. 24 – SWTJC Board of Trustees received an update on the Crystal City construction project from David Brown, architect of Ferrell/Brown and Associates of Corpus Christi.

According to Brown, the progress of the current construction project in Crystal City is going well.

Recent project activities include stucco finish on exterior walls is mostly complete; windows have been glazed and doors installed, walls have been taped, floated, textured and one-coated, delivery of carpet is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 4, and roofing is complete.

Additionally, work on the front parking lot has begun and is scheduled to be complete in time for the annual Crystal City Spinach Festival.

In other reports, financial advisor David Gonzales of Estrada Hinojosa, Co., Inc., informed the board on the refinancing of bonds used for recent construction projects. According to Gonzales’ report, the bonds were successfully refinanced, which will deliver a savings of $343,084 over the life of the bond.

In the president’s report, Dr. Hector Gonzales informed the board of his meeting with Medina Valley Independent School District to discuss long-term growth plans within the district.

In other business board of trustees approved to renew the contract with the Texas Book Company.

Board members also agreed to renew the roofing loan, which provided new roofs for the various buildings on different campuses.

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Creative Arts 5k Run

The SWTJC Del Rio Campus Creative Arts Club (CAC) will be hosting their first 5k walk/run/fly event, W.I.N.G.S (Women In Need Getting Support) on May 21, 2016. The event is to help raise money for the New Horizons Women’s Shelter. The event will start at Greenwood Park. Pre-Registration is $15, Registration the day of the event is $20 with a $5 credit for any approved donated items. This particular event is spearheaded by Elvira Ahkothe, aka Eevee and current club President Cynthia R. Garcia. “I initially thought of the 5k, but as a group we all agreed it was a good idea to help the Women's Shelter. As a Club it would be a good idea for us as a group to give back to the community and to give ourselves some exposure as well,” said Ahkothe. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be music, and entertainment. This event is opened to the public; we hope to see students, faculty and staff from SWTJC supporting this event. 

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Starburst Festival


SWTJC Del Rio held the Starburst Festival in honor and recognition of the 2015-16 graduates and award recipients. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, May 12th at 7 p.m. followed by a reception and dance, in the Amistad Room (building A). Photos



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Eagle Pass Banned Week

On September 27, 2016, the Eagle Pass Library had an event to celebrate Banned Book Week. Students stopped by the library to play Kahoot and take pictures to celebrate the freedom to read. Thank you to everyone who participated and keep reading banned books! Photos

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Police academy students organize first ever zombie run
Uvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – Calling all zombies! If you love dressing up as a zombie and shuffling around, or would like to outrun the zombies, the SWTJC Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy wants you to join them for the first ever Zombie Fun Run in Uvalde on Oct. 29.

Registration is underway, and individuals interested in participating can either pick up a registration form from the academy office located on the Uvalde campus or download the form the college website.

Registration fees are $20 for runners and zombies, while kids only pay $10. First, second and third place awards will go to the top three runners. Zombies with the most flags will also receive medals.

Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costume. They will run an obstacle course while retrieving candy and prizes along the way.

All proceeds benefit the law enforcement academy. For complete details, visit

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Christmas at the College

SWTJC Del Rio held its first Annual Christmas at the College Tuesday, December 1st. Attendees were treated to Christmas carols from the Del Rio High School Choir, pan dulce and hot chocolate, and the arrival of Santa Claus. Children of all ages lined up to take pictures with Santa including parents, students, and staff. Visit our FaceBook page for more PHOTOS.

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Hispanic Heritage Month
Eagle Pass Phi Theta Kappa holds Fall Induction, adds 33 new members


Eagle Pass, Texas - The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 33 new members this fall at Southwest Texas Junior College during a ceremony held Sept 30th in Eagle Pass. Photos


New members inducted include Karina Aguirre, Elizabeth Alfres, Briana Andrade, Jorge Balino, Judith Barrera, Mona Jessica Barrera, Nora Isabela Carrillo, Baldemar Delgado, Nyomi Esquivel, Giselle Fernandez, Mirsa Flores, Diana Marissa Gallegos, Dacia Gamez, Lariza Gonzalez, Virginia Gonzalez, Priscilla Hernandez and Alexya Herrera.


Also inducted were, Tristian Alica Huerta, Zenaida E. Ibarra, Abraham Javalera, Melissa Jurado, Marcela Mares, Andrea Martinez, Cynthia Martinez, Jordin Molina, Kimberly Alitza Pena, Juan Carlos Reyes, Daniel Rincon, April Rodriguez, Magaly Salazar, Kassandra Tovar, Sonia Valenzuela and Valeria Vasquez.


SWTJC Vice-President Gilbert Bermea Jr. welcomed guests to the fall induction ceremony.

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Staff members honored at breast cancer event
Cancer survivorsThe SWTJC Student Activities office hosted the first ever Kick Cancer to the Curb event on Wednesday (Oct. 19), in honor of breast cancer survivors.

Men’s head basketball coach, Phillip Botello began the event by recognizing three college staff members, who are breast cancer survivors.

Pictured on the left Joann Sanchez, along with Rachel Gonzales (middle) and Eloina Garza (right) were on hand to receive a pink rose from student ambassadors.

Others honored were Yvonne Hernandez, Diana Tafolla Peña, Amparo Villarreal and Delia De Leon. The event continued with students participating in a tournament of bubble soccer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and SWTJC reminds women to get their yearly mammogram.

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Honoring SWTJC Veterans

The SWTJC Veteran’s Affairs Office held its annual Veteran's Day Luncheon on the Del Rio campus Tuesday, Nov. 10th to honor veterans for their service. 

Local veterans from all branches of service were invited. Former SWTJC English instructor, Patrick Dugan, Retired USMC, was the guest speaker. Willie Braudaway, USAF veteran and SWTJC Del Rio librarian, sang the National Anthem.


Sponsors for the luncheon include the Veteran’s Affairs Office, Registrar’s Office, the Catholic Club, Vice President of Student Services, Margot Mata and the Outreach Department. PHOTOS

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Kick-off the fall semester
fall kick off 2016SWTJC students, faculty and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips and sodas at the Kick-off for the fall semester on Sept. 8th. Special thanks to Mr. Bermea, faculty and staff who volunteered their time to make this event a success. Photos

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City partners with SWTJC and school district to launch youth basketball league
Uvalde, Texas, Oct. 14 – The City of Uvalde parks and recreation department has partnered with Southwest Texas Junior College and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District to launch the not-for-profit Tree City Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ranging from 5-years-old to 12-years-old.

The league will have their first registration on Nov. 5 at Tate Auditorium on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. Registration will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; additional registration dates are Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Matthews Student Center Ballroom. All players must provide a birth certificate for registration.

League coordinators have scheduled a skills showcase on Nov. 19 at La Forge Hall Gym on the SWTJC campus. The exhibition will give players the opportunity to exhibit their basketball skills to the different coaches before the draft. Currently, league coordinators are finalizing a date, time and location for the player’s draft.

The Tree City Youth Basketball League is open to grades pre-K through grade 6. There will be four divisions this year; grades pre-K-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6. The pre-K-K division will be co-ed, while all other divisions will carry boys and girls teams.

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2015 Fall Fiesta

SWTJC Del Rio Campus held its 2nd Annual Fall Fiesta event on Thursday, October 22nd. This year’s event was held inside the Academic B Building due to inclement weather. Fall Fiesta is a Student Involvement Fair devised to provide information on college resources available on campus. Recruiters from TAMU-SA, TAMIU-Laredo, Our Lady of the Lake University, Park University, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection were available to answer students questions.


In addition to the educational activities, each department/organization booth provided games and goodies for each participant. The event ended with pizza and door prizes.


For more photos of the event visit our FaceBook page.

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Celebrating 'No Recommendations
SWTJC Del Rio faculty and staff were treated to a hamburger lunch for their efforts in assisting with achieving a 'No Recommendations' status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation of accreditation visit.

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Homecoming Parade
Students from SWTJC Early College High School took part in Wednesday's Homecoming parade.

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SWTJC end of the year BBQ



SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their end of year bbq on May 12th at 5pm in F 120.

Instructors, staff and faculty were treated to some good old fashion brisket, beans and potato salad to celebrate another successful year. more pics

We also congratulated Mr. Robert Koening Biology Instructor on his retirement. We would like to thank everyone that made this year possible.

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College rodeo draws large crowds
Rodeo actionUvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – The dust has settled at the Uvalde County Fairplex Rodeo Arena and the Texas A&M University women's team and the Hill College men's team finished in first place at the 54th Annual SWTJC Rodeo.PHOTOS

In the men's division, Austin Atkinson placed first in tie-down roping and steer wrestling, while Jontavian Douch placed second in tie-down roping and team roping.

In the women's division Katie Anne Whitaker placed seventh with a time of 39.82 in the barrel racing event, while Brooke Hester placed seventh with a score of 2.7 in the breakaway roping event.

SWTJC Rodeo Coach, Roy Angermiller thanked sponsors and volunteers of this year's event.

"I would like to thank all the volunteers that dedicated their weekend and more to help make this event the success it is," Angermiller said. "This event would not be possible without the support of staff, faculty and especially Dr. Hector Gonzales and the SWTJC board members."

After two events, the SWTJC men are eleventh overall with 39 points, and the women are in ninth place overall with 15 points.

The next competition on the schedule for the college rodeo team is Oct. 21-22, in Mt. Pleasant at the Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo.

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Del Rio Student Activities is now on facebook…

Want to get the latest information on events, clubs, and much, much more… click on the link below to visit and like our facebook page, then be sure to check in with us often to get the latest information on what is happening at the Del Rio campus!!/pages/SWTJC-Student-Life-Del-Rio-Campus/389408541167422

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Eagle Pass TSI Fall Schedule
The TSI will be offered at the Eagle Pass Campus on the following dates.

If you have any questions please stop by the office to schedule your exam date or pick up your schedule.
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Feeling hungry?
Students on the Del Rio campus have a new place to hang out or grab a bite to eat. The new snack bar, located in the J Building, will have a variety of goodies available for breakfast and lunch.

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Final Exam Fall 2016
HACU seeks students for paid internships
Uvalde, Texas, Sept. 28 – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP) is currently seeking students interested in applying for a spring and summer 2017 internship. Students will receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide.

Deadline for a spring 2017 internship is Oct. 21, while the deadline for the summer 2017 internships is Feb. 15.

Students will receive housing assistance, emergency medical insurance, a weekly stipend and paid round-trip airfare. Interns will participate in a wide range of professional development, networking, and cultural activities.

Students can apply online at For questions regarding HNIP, students can call 202-467-0893 or email at

HNIP has provided more than 11,000 internships since 1992.

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