SAN BENITO, RGV - There is a reason San Benito received more disaster recovery housing assistance than any other Rio Grande Valley community in the aftermath of Hurricane Dolly, and it is not just because the city was hit...
EDINBURG, RGV - Secretary of State Carlos Cascos has called on the State of Texas to make a major investment in border colonias to take them out of Third World status. Cascos wants to millions of dollars allocated to ensure...
WESLACO, RGV - A legislative push to secure an additional $2 million to allow Valley Metro to expand bus services into the Rio Grande Valley’s largest colonias has failed. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council had made the funding...
At home, there are basic things my family takes for granted. We drink water from the tap. We use electricity to power our lights and appliances. Trash day is Tuesday. I’m sure other Dallas suburbanites take these things for granted, too....
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...
MCALLEN, RGV - The proposed changes in the annexation process by state leadership could increase colonias in the Rio Grande Valley, said two local mayors. The Rio Grande Guardian interviewed McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and Palmhurst Mayor Ramiro Rodriguez at...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The RGV Equal Voice Network says it has found a much better format for community members to interact with candidates at election time. Rather than repeat the traditional candidate forum, whereby those seeking office sit on the...
LAS MILPAS, RGV - Bishop Daniel Flores will bless the new South Pharr Development and Research Center on Tuesday. The facility, which includes a public library and recreation center, was officially opened by Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez and the Pharr...
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...
WESLACO, RGV - Eighty five percent of parents living in Rio Grande Valley colonias know little, if anything, about graduation plans under House Bill 5, according to a new survey by the RGV Equal Voice Network. The same survey found...

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