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Construction begins for new UTRGV Early College High School

8 months 1 week 22 hours ago Tuesday, September 01 2020 Sep 1, 2020 September 01, 2020 1:12 PM September 01, 2020 in News - Local

In a groundbreaking event this morning, the new UTRGV Early College High School ceremonially began construction and highlighted the partnership between the city, university, and school district.

A beginning phase of a major project between the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, and the City of Harlingen.

The City of Harlingen donating the 6.3 acres of land worth approximately 2.5 million dollars to UTRGV and HCISD who both invested 8 million each in matching funds to replace the current ECHS campus on Pecan street.

The 64-thousand square foot facility will host ECHS students working toward their bachelor's degrees during the day and transition into another campus option for UTRGV students in the evenings.

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