EDINBURG, Texas - In what may be one the most innovative Census data collection efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, the City of Edinburg launched the Census Mobile Ice Cream Machine.  Currently, the City of Edinburg’s census response rate is...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
As you may have heard in recent news, the 2020 Census will end its efforts on September 30, 2020.  If our community is not counted before that day, we will lose millions in potential funding to help our community grow...

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