Wednesday, April 29, 2020

By News and Internal Communications

UTRGV Story Time

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will highlight Día de los Niños on April 30 to honor and celebrate children – the future, hopes and dreams of every community.

This year, UTRGV is marking the annual event with “UTRGV Story Time,” a special online project that features university faculty and friends reading children’s books. Some stories will be read by the authors themselves or feature a musical accompaniment. 

As children remain at home with their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, UTRGV hopes parents will share and enjoy these videos with their young ones.

The “UTRGV Story Time” playlist can be found at


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.