The Texas Higher Education Board approved St. Phillip Colleges request earlier this month to expand its massage therapy program. The request was made in response to a bill passed by the Texas State Legislature last year requiring massage therapy training to go from a minimum of 300 classroom hours to 500 classroom hours. Evening and weekend classes are now given at the Martin Luther King campus in San Antonio or the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels. The course will last 10 months when it begins this fall. (Phinisee,, 07/31/2008)