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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
RIO HONDO, Texas - Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez says the next push to secure a high Census 2020 count is to focus on WIC centers.  Women, Infants and Children centers are federally funded to provide healthy supplemental foods, nutrition...
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...
SAN JUAN, Texas - Bishop Daniel E. Flores is urging parishioners to complete their 2020 Census form. Flores held a news conference at the Basilica in San Juan on Wednesday to announce the census outreach the Diocese of Brownsville will...

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