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...
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...
Young people informing their community about environmental problems, presenting about their experiences with dual credit classes in high school, and organizing field trips to a local college – all of these are aspects of leadership modeled by youths from...
EDINBURG, RGV – La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) and A Resource in Serving Equality (ARISE) brought early holiday cheer – and a request – to the members of the Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 in the form...
PHARR, RGV - Groups like Valley Interfaith make the work of a politician easy because they bring people together, hold house meetings, listen to concerns and rally a community around issues that matter. This is the view of the Rev....
DONNA, RGV - As the Rio Grande Valley continues to grow, civil and business leaders must recognize the importance of developing not just a skilled workforce but also a healthy one. This is the view of Salomon Torres, program manager...
During the 2008 general election, the Equal Voice Network convened 2,000 community members from the Valley to five town hall meetings. This group contributed to the creation of a vision, a mission, and a platform. Over the past eight years,...
  SAN JUAN, RGV - La Unión del Pueblo Entero recently secured two major legal victories, one related to birth certificates for babies born in Texas to undocumented mothers, and the other related to voter identification laws. In both cases, LUPE,...
NUEVO PROGRESO, Mexico - A bail bonds company owner in Edinburg has started a national organization to provide free assistance to Mexican nationals living in the United States. Fred Regalado has helped immigrants in South Texas over the years through...
WESLACO, RGV - Should the new university being created by UT in South Texas build and staff community centers in the region’s most populous colonias? What about the new university providing high speed Internet connectivity to all colonia residents? These and...

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