SAN JUAN, RGV - It was the No. 1 legislative agenda item for La Unión del Pueblo Entero for the past decade and now – finally – street lighting for colonias in Hidalgo County has been passed into law. House...
SAN CARLOS, RGV - At a meeting of master planners and community groups in Weslaco last November, ideas were floated on how UT’s new university could really engage with colonia residents and truly transform the Rio Grande Valley. Community leaders...
McALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says that if DPS could turn back time it would not instigate its controversial checkpoints program in the Rio Grande Valley. Hinojosa has spoken of his concerns with the checkpoint program in private...
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...
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...
AUSTIN, Texas - Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance held a rally on the south steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday to push for legislation that will help undocumented immigrants. Among the issues important to RITA are preservation of the...
SAN JUAN, RGV - All Hidalgo County families should be able to live in safe and healthy communities. Yet around 85 percent of neighborhoods outside of city limits lack streetlights, according to county estimates. Without streetlights, colonia residents suffer a...
AUSTIN, Texas - With the strong support of county commissioners along the border region, state Sen. Eddie Lucio has filed legislation to secure an additional $100 million for the Border Colonias Access Program and its roadway and drainage projects. If...
McALLEN, RGV - Following a major speech about the state of Texas colonias on Friday, state Sen. Eddie Lucio said he would be inviting Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to visit unincorporated areas of the Rio Grande Valley. Lucio was keynote...
Durante la campaña electoral del 2008, la red de voces unidas se reunió a 2000 miembros de la comunidad del valle por medio de cinco juntas vecinales. Este grupo contribuyó a la creación de una visión,  una misión, y una...

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