Texas A&M University -Kingsville held a reception to honor Senator Eddie
Lucio, Jr. and State Representative J.M. Lozano for their work during the 83rd legislative session on Nov. 6.
“The Texas A&M University System and our state legislators are leading the way for quality, higher education across our nation,” said John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M System.
This year TAMUK received major funding for programs such as the environmental engineering, veterinary technology and in the Citrus Center in Weslaco.
“We were able to give Texas A&M Kingsville more money because the Texas economy continues to grow and so does our school,” said Lozano. “The university is growing and there is a need for more classrooms and more teachers.”
More buildings can hold more students and give them a chance for a higher education.
Lucio was a student at TAMUK but he did not get to finish for lack of money. However his three brothers did get to finish. “So many students are coming from around South Texas, the state and other countries because our programs are unique,” said Lucio.
Local Texas politicians who give back to the community they started and live in.
“We are thankful for the support and dedication of the South Texas delegation,” said Dr. Steven H. Tallant, President of TAMUK.
The end result was six new programs with approximately $16 million to provide training positions.