University of Texas Rio Grande Valley music professor Dr. Michael Quartz is shown here leading a guitar ensemble class at the UTRGV Brownsville Campus. The National Association for Music Education has selected him to lead the inaugural All-National Guitar Ensemble this year in November in Orlando, Florida.  (UTRGV Photo by Maria Elena Hernandez)

UTRGV’s Quantz selected to conduct inaugural All-National Guitar Ensemble


For the first time, a guitar ensemble will be included as part of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles – and a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor will wield the baton.

The team representing B.L. Gray Junior High School of Sharyland will advance to the state MathCounts competition. From left are Velinda Reyes, UTRGV assistant vice president for Community Relations and Operations; Diego Fernandez; Aidan Bae; Victor Garza; Rebeca De La Garza; and Coach Patricia Deanda. Second row from left are Lee Jones, AEP community affairs manager and president of the local Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE); and Ramiro Gutierrez, treasurer for TSPE.

Area middle school students advance to MathCounts state competition


More than 100 middle school students from across the Rio Grande Valley competed Friday Feb. 9, in MathCounts at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Edinburg Campus.


Charreada at UTRGV and TSC


UTRGV and Texas Southmost College are collaborating to celebrate CHARREADA and welcome Mr. Amigo, Pedro Fernández, to the Brownsville campuses. The public is invited to the campus events and, in the spirit and tradition of Charro Days, visitors are encouraged to dress up in the festive clothing of the various states of Mexico.