It's official – ground has been broken for the new construction project on the SWTJC campus in Eagle Pass. School officials hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 23 for the $6.9 million project.
Joe Barker vice president of administrative services, welcomed SWTJC faculty, staff and members of the community including city mayor Ramsey Cantu, city council members Luis Sifuentes, Gloria Hernandez, Rudy Villapondo, and William Davis. Other local dignitaries in attendance included Maverick County Judge David Saucedo, Eagle Pass Independent School District Superintendent Gilbert Gonzalez, Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler, Rio Grande College Associate Provost Dr. Paul Sorrels and numerous other guests. Victor Lopez was also recognized; he was representing the SWTJC Foundation, Inc. board.
SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales welcomed guests to the ceremony and shared his long-term vision for the college in Eagle Pass. VIDEO PHOTOS
"Earlier this year we bought ten acres on Veterans Boulevard to create a technical campus for the community and over a year ago we purchased 18 acres on the other side of the hospital to secure the future growth for this institution and this community," Gonzales said. "We are doing everything we can to plan for the future and to accommodate the growth we see here."
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