WESLACO, RGV - Ann Williams Cass, executive director of Proyecto Azteca, urged the board of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council to take action regarding the upcoming 2020 Census. Speaking on behalf of the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice...
As we watched the weather events in Texas and Florida the last two weeks, we at Proyecto Azteca could not help but think of how we would fare here in the Rio Grande Valley. We are so grateful to Raul...
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...
LAREDO, Texas — Low-income families residing in the colonias inside Webb County were able to access free services by military doctors, nurses, opticians and other personnel during Operation Health and Wellness in June. The colonias are the impoverished, relatively undeveloped...
WESLACO, RGV - The percentage of Rio Grande Valley residents that received disaster assistance from FEMA in the aftermath of 2008’s Hurricane Dolly was much lower than the national average for hurricanes, RGV Equal Voice Network reports. Michael Seifert, network...
SAN JUAN, RGV - Senate Bill 4 does not take effect until September but it is already having an impact on attendances at mobile health clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, say healthcare specialists. Ciara Ayala, outreach and special projects...
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...
McALLEN, RGV – In an interview with News Talk 710 KURV, former Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos said state leaders could and should do more to help improve living conditions in border colonias. The secretary of state has responsibility...
SAN JUAN, RGV - Mexicanos and Muslims will unite in a march against racism and anti-immigrant rhetoric in McAllen next Saturday, La Unión del Pueblo Entero executive director Juanita Valdez-Cox has announced. The march is part of a national “community...
WESLACO, RGV - La Unión del Pueblo Entero is pressing Hidalgo County Commissioners Court to find the money to help alleviate flooding in local colonias. Halff & Associates was commissioned to study drainage issues in selected colonias. LUPE community organizer...

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