Friday, November 15, 2019
  Media Advisory

By News and Internal Communications

  • WHAT: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for Vaquero Tech Centers in the UTRGV Campus Bookstores
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. (Brownsville) and 3 p.m. (Edinburg), Tuesday, Nov. 19.
  • WHERE: UTRGV Brownsville Campus, 83 Fort Brown; and UTRGV Edinburg Campus, 1201 W. University Drive, University Library, Room 101

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV is holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the university’s new Vaquero Tech Centers, located inside the UTRGV Campus bookstores on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.

Now that renovations are complete at both locations, customers can now buy Apple products in the bookstores, as well as other non-Apple tech products like Dell, Surface Pros, Chromebooks and HP devices and accessories.

The ceremonies will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in Brownsville and 3 p.m. in Edinburg.

The public is invited to attend.

Each UTRGV Campus Bookstore is an Apple Authorized Campus Store (AACS).

In addition to carrying Apple products, the Vaquero Tech Center will offer educational discounts on Apple computers and other select Apple products to students, faculty, staff and alumni of UTRGV and its legacy institutions.

As an AACS store, an Apple-trained and -authorized service technician will be on site to provide repair work.

The Vaquero Tech Center in each bookstore will feature tables with demonstration devices, racks with tech accessories and sitting areas for workshops and for sampling technology.

Concurrent with the grand opening, the AACS will hold a one-day, in-store sale on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches. New models will be featured.

On the Edinburg Campus, the Vaquero Tech Center is located directly to the right of the entry door; on the Brownsville Campus, it is next to the Resaca lounge area.

For more information, contact Joanna Garza, store manager, on the Brownsville Campus, at or call (956) 882-8249, extension 26730.

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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.