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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Watch TSC Swearing-in Today LIVE!

Garza and Torres to be sworn in

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Adela Garza and René Torres will be officially sworn in at the TSC Board of Trustees meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the UTB-TSC Free Speech area. The remaining portion of the meeting takes place in the Gorgas Board Room.

Garza won the Place 1 seat on the Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees June 14 in a run-off election against Dr. Jaime Silva.

They competed for the seat held by former incumbent Jose Herrera.

Garza won the seat by garnering 1,143 votes (54 percent) compared to Silva's 973 (46 percent).

René Torres was elected to the place 2 seat during the general election Saturday, May 10. A retired assistant professor at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College where he was a faculty member for 25 years in the School of Education.

Garza received 2,989 with Silva coming in second with 2,082. Herrera came in third with 1,579 votes.

Torres ran for the Place 2 seat, vacated by Dolly Zimmerman, against Tita Esparza Tamez, also a retired educator.

Early voting for the run-off election ended June 10. Cardenas North Hall on campus served as one of the polling places to vote. A total of 110 voters cast ballots on campus. The total number of votes cast at the locations during early voting was 1107.

For more information please call the TSC District Office at (956) 882-3879.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our condolences to the TSC/UTB faculty, employees and students. May God be with you on your journey with Adela. I don't think a tiger can change their stripes, but maybe she is smarter in this respect than Sylvia Atkinson.
---Los Fresnos Resident

Thursday, June 26, 2008  

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