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....
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...
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...
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...
DONNA, RGV - The North Alamo Supply Corporation has received a $1.89 million grant to fund a regional treatment and wastewater collection system that will improve the quality of life for 1,600-plus colonia residents northwest of Donna. The total project...
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...
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 – 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...
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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