Cassie Alvarado | Staff Photographer

New TSUS partnership will offer additional college aid for nontraditional students

Higher education may soon be more accessible for nontraditional students.

Texas State University System officials announced a partnership with Modern State Alliances Sept. 10 to offer a program called “Freshman Year for Free.”

The program will provide free online Advanced Placement-style classes for nontraditional students beginning next fall, said Mike Wintemute, associate vice chancellor for governmental relations for TSUS. 

Modern States Alliances will offer 30 free online open courses, including course material, digital textbooks and possibly online tutoring, Heintze said.

Wimberley glass studio delights customers

Tucked away between the rolling hills of the Wimberley countryside lies a unique studio specializing in custom glass creations.

Tim DeJong, owner of Wimberley Glassworks, discovered the art of glassblowing while studying pottery at Alfred University in New York.

DeJong visited Wimberley on vacation after graduating from Tyler’s School of Art at Temple University and decided it was the perfect place to set up shop.

In 1992, he moved to the Hill Country and started Wimberley Glassworks.

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