The above Zoom conversation features Thomas Ray Garcia, co-founder of the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program and Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor. ALAMO, Texas - A nonprofit that was...
ALAMO, Texas - Arise Adelante has won praise for helping colonia families navigate the digital divide during the coronavirus-induced school shutdown. The community group connected with the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program, a nonprofit which...
SAN JUAN, Texas - La Unión del Pueblo Entero is stopping its block walking of colonias in support of Census 2020 due to concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, the nonprofit that assists immigrant and...
SAN JUAN, Texas - La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) celebrated the first day of self-reporting for the 2020 census with a census-themed health and informational fair. Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau and...
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...

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