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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - ARISE Adelante, a nonprofit that helps immigrant families in Hidalgo County, has embarked on a major undertaking - getting residents that live in hard-to-count areas counted.  The deadline for Census 2020 in September 30 and currently the...
LA FERIA, Texas - Noble Texas Builders are doing their part to help grow the census count in the Rio Grande Valley by co-funding a novel scholarship program. RGV Census Ambassador Scholarship provides $1,000 scholarships to Valley students attending high...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - After dozens of popular census outreach events over the past month, Cameron County leaders are excited to see that more than 50 percent of local residents have completed their Census 2020 forms. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday...
I have signed up for a webinar hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership on Sept. 2 which will feature U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. I hope to have the opportunity to comment, but if not, let me share the following...

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