Having access to clean, potable water, indoor plumbing and a wastewater system is something many Texans take for granted. However, thousands of Texans, mostly living along the Texas-Mexico border in colonias lack these basic amenities....
MCALLEN, RGV – Sister Christine Stephens, a key player in the Industrial Areas Foundation, passed away last week at the age of 78 years. Stephens served on the National Executive Committee of IAF from...
San Antonio, Texas - Sister Christine Stephens, a key player in the Industrial Areas Foundation, has passed away. She was 78 years old. Stephens served on the National Executive Committee of...
Valley Interfaith leaders recognize Democratic Senators Eddie Lucio, Jr and Juan Hinojosa, and Republican Senator Charles Perry from Lubbock, for their efforts to generate investment in South Texas’ poorest families.   They authored Senate...
EDINBURG, RGV – ARISE, a community group that assists low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley, is asking Hidalgo County commissioners to pump $500,000 into a colonia streets lighting program. Around three dozen members...
EDINBURG, RGV - During Census 2010, around 30 percent of colonia residents in Hidalgo County were not counted, according to estimates. A leader with La Unión del Pueblo Entero says that percentage could be...
EDINBURG, RGV - Community groups are urging voters in Hidalgo County to support a $190 million of dollars to improve drainage systems. Various groups in the RGV Equal Voice Network also praised Hidalgo County for modifying the Model Subdivision Rules...
EDINBURG, RGV - Dozens of members of La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) and A Resource in Serving Equality (ARISE) delivered a petition signed by 2,112 people to Hidalgo County Commissioners on Tuesday. The petition requested Commissioners Court make a...
WESLACO, RGV - Ann Williams Cass, executive director of Proyecto Azteca and chair of the RGV Equal Voice Network Housing Group, says a Senate committee wasn’t really looking for solutions for affordable housing. Last Thursday, May 31, the Pharr Events...
SAN BENITO, RGV - The timing of it is purely coincidental but just as President Trump confirmed increased militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border - with the deployment of an as yet unknown number of National Guard troops - La...

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