Brownsville ISD proudly announced its five new Early College High Schools (ECHS) at a ceremony held on Friday, March 7 in the Boardroom.  Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams gave final approval to Hanna, Lopez, Pace, Rivera, and Veterans Memorial High Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  The lively event was attended by educational partners, district and campus administrators, high school student leaders, and parents. Brownsville received the largest number of designations, earning 5 of the 44 new ECHS designations awarded statewide.