A bill that would create a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley has passed its second reading in the Texas House of Representatives.
House Bill 1000 had a second reading in the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday morning.
The bill, which would merge UTPA and UTB and create a medical school, unanimoulsy passed the reading.
According to Texas State Rep. Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville), the bill must still undergo a third reading.
A companion bill unanimously passed the Texas State Senate last week.