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May 31, 2018 In The News

Potential legislation being conceptualized by a local congressman and his colleagues would create a new Cyber National Guard and could position San Antonio as a hub for the program.

For the past year, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, who represents Texas' 23rd Congressional District, has been working on a bill – not yet filed – with Reps. Robin Kelly of Illinois and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, both Democrats.

May 24, 2018 In The News

Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, Nueces Canyon, Brackettville and Leakey high schools will recognize graduating high school seniors in commencement events set tomorrow.

Graduation ceremonies for La Pryor and Utopia high schools are set June 1 and June 2, respectively.

Uvalde High School valedictorian Ana Laura Aviles and salutatorian Matthew R. Williams will lead the school’s 277-person class of 2018.

May 21, 2018 Hurd on the Hill

When you hear the phrase “national security,” what comes to mind? The goals of protecting our homeland from intruders, cultivating a strong military and encouraging thoughtful foreign policy certainly are important pieces of the puzzle. However, ensuring a quality education for today’s students is also a vital component. Americans simply cannot be protected for generations to come without a well-educated workforce. That’s why in Congress I strive to be an advocate for educational opportunities for our South and West Texas students.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Two months after efforts to protect “Dreamers” fractured into a frenzy of opposing factions, a rebellion of House Republican moderates — including San Antonio’s Will Hurd — could force Congress to try again.

 Their gambit, which ran headlong into a counterattack by conservatives using the fight to derail a major farm bill last week, is just a few votes short of a majority that could trigger a series of votes offering hope to beneficiaries of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

May 21, 2018 In The News

Hey Congress, let’s have that debate and vote on DACA.

Let’s put these competing proposals on border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to the test. Let’s see where the chips fall on the House floor, as opposed to meaningless rhetoric and inflammatory red meat.

That’s what U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, is pushing for even though Republican leadership appears to hate the idea.

April 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a competitive grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Education designed to increase the number of low-income students prepared for college and their careers by providing counseling, tutoring, mentoring and scholarships for middle school and high school students. Hurd’s GEAR UP for Success Act, introduced with U.S.

November 27, 2017 In The News

The corporate philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., the AT&T Foundation, donated $95,000 to San Antonio technology industry advocacy organization Tech Bloc to create a new matchmaker job to connect students with businesses, it announced Monday.

The mentorship coordinator would be under contract with the Centers for Applied Science and Technologies, or CAST Tech, and be responsible for one-on-one mentorship between local professionals and students.

November 27, 2017 In The News

Representatives from Tech Bloc and AT&T on Monday announced the launch of a new mentorship program at CAST Tech High School. Come January, more than 200 local tech professionals will mentor students on their path toward educational and career opportunities.

“[The program] will bring [students’] learning to life, so that it’s not just an academic experience, but also one in which they’re truly connected to the tech industry in San Antonio,” said David Heard, Tech Bloc co-founder and chief executive officer, at Monday’s announcement on the CAST Tech campus.

November 27, 2017 In The News

The AT&T Foundation has given local advocacy group Tech Bloc a $95,000 grant to help launch a mentoring program at San Antonio’s new CAST Tech High School.


“Quality mentoring greatly increases a student’s chance of success and, here in San Antonio, opens their eyes to the wide range of opportunities in our local community,” said U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes in the announcement.

October 14, 2017 In The News

Speaker Paul Ryan is impaneling an informal working group of moderate Republicans and immigration hard-liners to find a solution for so-called Dreamers that the House GOP conference can support.