University of Texas Rio Grande Valley — The University of Texas System leadership is moving forward with a bold, transformational plan to create a new university in South Texas. The plan will result in a single institution that spans the entire Rio Grande Valley, with a presence in each of the major metropolitan area of Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, and McAllen. The new university, which is eligible for funding from the Permanent University  Fund, will also be home to a school of medicine