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...
LAREDO, Texas - President Trump’s memo to the Commerce Department asking it to ignore undocumented immigrants counted in Census 2020 was designed to stoke fear in the community. This is the view of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. The Laredo Democrat...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez’s office believes that if a full and accurate census count is completed, Hidalgo County’s population will be recorded as 1.2 million. That is a lot more than the figure the Census Bureau...
LA FERIA, Texas - In five Census 2020 outreach events over the past week, Cameron County leaders have persuaded drivers and passengers in 748 vehicles to participate in the count. What may have drawn local residents to the events was...
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,...
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...
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...
RIO HONDO, Texas - If, as a recent news report stated, Texas is finally going to promote the 2020 Census, some of the money needs to come to the Rio Grande Valley. This is the view of Cameron County Judge...
AUSTIN, Texas - Every member of the Texas House of Representatives from the Rio Grande Valley wants Census 2020 extended into 2021. The delegation has joined other minority members in the House in calling for the self-response period to be...
The U.S. Census Bureau continues to evaluate its operational plans to collect and process 2020 Census data.  Today, we are announcing updates to our plan that will include enumerator awards and the hiring of more employees to accelerate the completion...

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