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  LUPE sends White House its proposals for immigration reform
SAN JUAN, July 15 - La Unión del Pueblo Entero, which represents 7,000 colonia and low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley, has written to President Obama with recommendations on how to fix the nation’s broken immigration laws.
  Mixed reaction to Obama's go-it-alone plan for reforming immigration
SAN JUAN, June 30 - Reaction to President Obama’s announcement that he is prepared to go it alone on immigration reform has been mixed in South Texas.
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    Rowe: Rio Grande Valley is best kept secret in United States
ALAMO, June 3 - The administrator for the Department of Agriculture’s food and nutrition service says the Rio Grande Valley is the United States’ best kept secret.
    LUPE: Lack of colonia street lights to blame for McAllen making Ten Worst list
SAN JUAN, May 7 - Juanita Valdez-Cox says she knows how McAllen can avoid being branded one of the “Top 10 Cities where Americans are Pretty Much Terrified to Live.” Erect more street lights in the colonias.
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    Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias
EDINBURG, March 7 - At a campaign event at El Pato in Edinburg on Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott was handed a letter urging him to visit the colonias of the Rio Grande Valley.
    Colonia residents could influence outcome of DA, County Commissioner, and HD 36 races
SAN JUAN, March 1 - Community groups that work in the colonias of Hidalgo County believe their members and supporters can influence the outcomes of two local and one state House race on Election Day.
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  LUPE sends White House its proposals for immigration reform
SAN JUAN, July 15 - La Unión del Pueblo Entero, which represents 7,000 colonia and low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley, has written to President Obama with recommendations on how to fix the nation’s broken immigration laws.
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  Mixed reaction to Obama's go-it-alone plan for reforming immigration
SAN JUAN, June 30 - Reaction to President Obama’s announcement that he is prepared to go it alone on immigration reform has been mixed in South Texas.
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  Rowe: Rio Grande Valley is best kept secret in United States
ALAMO, June 3 - The administrator for the Department of Agriculture’s food and nutrition service says the Rio Grande Valley is the United States’ best kept secret.
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  LUPE: Lack of colonia street lights to blame for McAllen making Ten Worst list
SAN JUAN, May 7 - Juanita Valdez-Cox says she knows how McAllen can avoid being branded one of the “Top 10 Cities where Americans are Pretty Much Terrified to Live.” Erect more street lights in the colonias.
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  Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias
EDINBURG, March 7 - At a campaign event at El Pato in Edinburg on Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott was handed a letter urging him to visit the colonias of the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Colonia residents 'could influence outcome of DA, County Commissioner, and HD 36 races'
SAN JUAN, March 1 - Community groups that work in the colonias of Hidalgo County believe their members and supporters can influence the outcomes of two local and one state House race on Election Day.
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  San Carlos colonia project points way for UTRGV
SAN CARLOS, February 16 - At a meeting of master planners and community groups in Weslaco last November, ideas were floated on how UT’s new university could really engage with colonia residents and truly transform the Rio Grande Valley.
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  LUPE to Abbott: Don't give spare $$$ millions to DPS
SAN JUAN, February 8 - A candidate forum hosted by La Unión del Pueblo Entero in San Juan on Thursday evening focused on two local races, Hidalgo County District Attorney and Hidalgo County Commissioner, Precinct 2.
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  Garcia: UT-RGV could help provide high speed Internet to Valley's colonias
HARLINGEN, January 30 - UT-Rio Grande Valley is going to play a big role in improving life in the Valley’s colonias and may install high speed Internet into colonia homes in order to address the region’s big digital divide.
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  Seifert: Equal Voice disappointed with State of the Union
BROWNSVILLE, January 29 - President Obama addressed the nation yesterday on the State of the Union. The President spoke in the presence of a Congress that up until now has failed to entertain a single vote on laws that would have extraordinary impact on colonia communities across the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Equal Voice: Pledge to become a responsible voter
New Year’s Eve is a time of wishes and blessings, of special, heart-felt prayer for those who are suffering, and a shared yearning for true peace.
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  Diaz: Valley needs more civic engagement
I want to begin sharing my thoughts with a quote from President Abraham Lincoln at his Gettysburg address in 1865 that says “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
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  Regalado provides free assistance to Mexican nationals
NUEVO PROGRESO, November 29 - A bail bonds company owner in Edinburg has started a national organization to provide free assistance to Mexican nationals living in the United States.
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  RGV 'food desert' story stirs debate
McALLEN, November 17 - A Washington Post story about Rio Grande Valley colonia residents using food stamps to buy junk food and becoming obese was referenced at two conferences in the region this past week.
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  UT System wants colonia residents to help shape new RGV university
WESLACO, November 14 - Should the new university being created by UT in South Texas build and staff community centers in the region’s most populous colonias?
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  Guevara: Valley Interfaith makes the politicians look good
PHARR, October 28 - Groups like Valley Interfaith make the work of a politician easy because they bring people together, hold house meetings, listen to concerns and rally a community around issues that matter.
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  PSJA to rename school after Las Milpas legend
PHARR, October 30 - A legend of Las Milpas will be honored by PSJA ISD with a ceremony on Friday morning.
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  The university that is Valley Interfaith
In the run-up to Valley Interfaith's 25th Anniversary Convention, which took place on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at the McAllen Convention Center, the Guardian ran a three-part series on the group, featuring the recollections of former Valley Interfaith leaders.
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  Valley Interfaith celebrates 30th Anniversary on Sunday
PHARR, October 25 - Bishop of Brownsville Daniel E. Flores, UT-Pan American President Robert Nelsen, and state Rep. René Oliveira are among the star names appearing at Valley Interfaith’s 30th Anniversary assembly on Sunday.
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  Cuellar: Immigrants build the nation
LAREDO, October 23 - I am the oldest of eight children, and my parents used to take me out to the fields — las piscas — to be with them, as they worked in the hot sun.
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  Hinojosa: With hindsight, DPS would not have set up Valley checkpoints
McALLEN, October 16 - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says that if DPS could turn back time it would not instigate its controversial checkpoints program in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  LUPE to celebrate 10th anniversary with gala
SAN JUAN, October 15 - When Juanita Valdez-Cox was growing up in South Texas there was no drinking water in her home, no paved streets in the colonia, no mail delivery and no bus service.
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  Colonia groups: Dewhurst proves our point about real purpose of DPS checkpoints
EDINBURG, October 3 - When state Rep. Terry Canales called DPS to find out why the department was putting up random checkpoints in the poorest parts of the Rio Grande Valley he could not believe what he was told.
   
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LUPE sends White House its proposals for immigration reform

Mixed reaction to Obama's go-it-alone plan for reforming immigration

Rowe: Rio Grande Valley is best kept secret in United States

LUPE: Lack of colonia street lights to blame for McAllen making Ten Worst list

Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias

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