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Hurricane Alert

UTB/TSC Archived Advisory
The message below may not reflect current condition for UTB/TSC. Please refer to for latest information.


The campus will remain closed Thursday, July 1 for normal business. Details on the re-opening of the campus will be announced later on Thursday.
NOTE: Some core systems like Scorpion Online and Course Scheduler are taken offline when the campus is evacuated. The systems that remain on include the web site, email servers and blackboard. Core systems will be turned on when the campus is opened. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

To login to UTB/TSC WebMail, make sure to type "scorpion\" (without the quotes) as part of your login ID. For example: scorpion\mb0483746
Please keep referring to this page for the latest information.

Alert #6: Hurricane Alex Update
Alert Status:
Posted: 6/30/2010 at 6:00 p.m. (minor update 11:15 p.m.)

From the UTB/TSC Hurricane Team:

We continue to monitor the movements of Hurricane Alex. At the 4:30 p.m conference call meeting at the State Operations Center of the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin, very little has changed regarding the storm. Read the latest report on the latest information. 

We are pleased to report that you can now log on to Blackboard and Campus Police telephone number is working. For assistance, please call 956 882-2222. 

Look for updates from the UTB/TSC Office of News and Information and we encourage the campus community to stay informed prior, to and during the storm through area media outlets and the Hurricane Alert page at and at and by campus e-mail using

Depending on the impact of the storm, classes could resume and employees could be called back to work as early as Friday, July 2. All essential personnel called in prior to the resumption of normal business hours should check on the reopening of the campus on the hurricane page.

Information will also be sent to the following local media outlets:

Newspapers, please read:

  • The Brownsville Herald 
  • The Valley Morning Star    
  • Mid-Valley Town Crier
  • McAllen Monitor
  • San Benito News
  • Port Isabel Press
  • Island Breeze

On television, please watch:

  • Channel 4, KGBT-TV,
  • Channel 5, KRGV-TV,
  • Channel 2/40 KTLM-TVTelemundo
  • Channel 3/48, KNVO-TVUnivision
  • Channel 8/23 KVEO-TV 
  • Channel 10/60-KMBH -TV

On radio, please listen to:

  • AM 710 (KURV)
  • AM 1530 (KGBT
  • FM 98.5 (KGBT)
  • FM 100.3 (KTEX)
  • FM 104.1. (KBFM)
  • FM 88.1 & 88.9 (KMBH-KHID)
  • FM 106.3 (KHKZ)
  • FM 94.5 (KFRQ)
  • FM 96.1 (KBTQ)   

You can also find more information at the following links: 


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