LAREDO, Texas — Low-income families residing in the colonias inside Webb County were able to access free services by military doctors, nurses, opticians and other personnel during Operation Health and Wellness in June. The colonias are the impoverished, relatively undeveloped...
WESLACO, RGV - The percentage of Rio Grande Valley residents that received disaster assistance from FEMA in the aftermath of 2008’s Hurricane Dolly was much lower than the national average for hurricanes, RGV Equal Voice Network reports. Michael Seifert, network...
SAN JUAN, RGV - Senate Bill 4 does not take effect until September but it is already having an impact on attendances at mobile health clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, say healthcare specialists. Ciara Ayala, outreach and special projects...
Every resident of Hidalgo County deserves to live on a street with lights and drainage. For far too long, however, these most basic public services have been lacking in the colonias in the unincorporated county, endangering residents. Finally, thanks to pressure...
McALLEN, RGV – In an interview with News Talk 710 KURV, former Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos said state leaders could and should do more to help improve living conditions in border colonias. The secretary of state has responsibility...
SAN JUAN, RGV - Mexicanos and Muslims will unite in a march against racism and anti-immigrant rhetoric in McAllen next Saturday, La Unión del Pueblo Entero executive director Juanita Valdez-Cox has announced. The march is part of a national “community...
WESLACO, RGV - La Unión del Pueblo Entero is pressing Hidalgo County Commissioners Court to find the money to help alleviate flooding in local colonias. Halff & Associates was commissioned to study drainage issues in selected colonias. LUPE community organizer...
WESLACO, RGV - Raul Garcia Jr., senior project manager at Halff Associates, presented findings from a drainage study in local colonias during the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council’s meeting Dec. 7. For over two years, Halff Associates, a consulting...
During the 2008 general election, the Equal Voice Network convened 2,000 community members from the Valley to five town hall meetings. This group contributed to the creation of a vision, a mission, and a platform. Over the past eight years,...
Durante la campaña electoral del 2008, la red de voces unidas se reunió a 2000 miembros de la comunidad del valle por medio de cinco juntas vecinales. Este grupo contribuyó a la creación de una visión,  una misión, y una...

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