SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has posted an article about a unique tech support program run by university graduates to help low-income and colonia families in the Rio Grande Valley.
LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Texas - La Unión del Pueblo Entero members say their efforts to get a strong Census 2020 completion rate in Laguna Heights have just been undermined by the Trump administration.  The one-two...
INDIAN HILLS, RGV - Hidalgo County Commissioner A.C. Cuellar classified the roads in Indian Hills East as the worst in Precinct 1. The streets were so badly torn up that school buses would not enter the 600-family colonia, which lies...
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...
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....
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...
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, RGV – The RGV Equal Voice Network has thrown its weight behind Valley Metro’s efforts to secure an additional $2 million to expand its bus services between Valley colleges and universities and into the larger colonias. The group...
Every resident of Hidalgo County deserves to live on a street with lights and drainage. For far too long, however, these most basic public services have been lacking in the colonias in the unincorporated county, endangering residents. Finally, thanks to pressure...
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...

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