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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., is looking for help from U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz as he tries to get a full and accurate census count. Currently, only 48.4 percent of households in Cameron...
MCALLEN, TEXAS - The Rio Grande Guardian has hosted a Zoom conversation with Thelma Tamez and Sarah Hammond, founders of RGV Census Ambassador Scholarship. Under this program, high school, vocational, and college students in the Rio Grande Valley have a...
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...
On July 21, President Donald Trump sent to the secretary of commerce a memorandum titled “Excluding Illegal Aliens from the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census.” It directed the Census Bureau to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 population data...
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...
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...
Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are vital to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs, appropriate representation in Congress, and an understanding of demographic trends to plan for the future. Over...
HARLINGEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley has been featured in a Washington Post story about a potential undercount of Latino and Black communities. The U.S. Census Bureau will wrap-up its Census 2020 count on September 30, 2020. At the moment,...

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