U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says there is a way to reverse the U.S. Census Bureau’s “shocking” undercount in South Texas.  Gonzalez said the bureau has the ability to look at population numbers in a different way to those secured under...
WESLACO, Texas - While there were bright spots in cities such as Edinburg, Alton and Palmview, much of the Rio Grande Valley recorded very poor population numbers, with minimal growth when a lot was expected. Newly published data from the...
ALTON, Texas - Municipal leaders in Alton say they were not surprised to see new Census data showing huge growth for their city. According to Census 2020, Alton grew by 47.45 percent over the last ten years. During that time...
WESLACO, Texas - A redistricting expert says the U.S. Census Bureau’s new numbers for Texas are “stunning.” Nina Perales, vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was referring to the loss of population in...
EDINBURG, Texas - The cities of Edinburg, Alton, Palmview and Los Fresnos were among the big winners under Census 2020. All four cities saw their population grow by more than 30 percent over the last decade.  Edinburg’s population grew by 23,143,...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell says the State Demographer’s Office could be underestimating his city’s population by 25 percent. Boswell gave his views on the need for an accurate Census count during a virtual hearing hosted by the...
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas State Demographer Lloyd B. Potter says he expects there to be a census undercount in South Texas. Speaking at a virtual Senate redistricting committee hearing on Tuesday, Potter said he has concerns about how accurate the...
The decennial census is the basis upon which this country allocates its two most important resources: political power and federal funds.  Therefore, an accurate census count is basic to the ideals of democracy. Every decennial census result in an undercount; typically,...
THE NEW YORK TIMES - The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to halt the 2020 census count ahead of schedule, effectively shutting down what has been the most contentious and litigated census in memory and setting...
MCALLEN, Texas - Via a Zoom conversation, The Rio Grande Guardian recently caught up Jerome Garza, area manager for U.S. Census Bureau for the Dallas Region, to discuss Census 2020. The self-response period ends at the end of September and...

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