MISSION, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says Congress is pumping an additional $7 billion into broadband connectivity. The Laredo Democrat welcomed the appropriation, arguing that the funding is particularly needed along the U.S.-Mexico border and in rural areas. He...
EDINBURG, Texas - State Rep. Terry Canales has disputed claims by an AT&T executive that 94 percent of Texans have access to broadband. Canales, D-Edinburg, was one of three state lawmakers to speak about the digital divide during a webinar...
MCALLEN, Texas - Jordana Barton says her upbringing in a colonia in South Texas helped shape her choice of career - as a champion for investment in low-income communities. Barton is perhaps best known in the Valley for authoring the...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation is urging the business community to take a survey about broadband connectivity in the city. As first reported in The Rio Grande Guardian, Lit Communities has been hired by the City of...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The next step in moving Brownsville away from the bottom of the digital divide table is to conduct a comprehensive survey on just how bad the situation is. Lit Communities has been hired by the City of...
EDINBURG, Texas - The outgoing executive director of Region One Education Service Center says the digital divide in the Rio Grande Valley should be considered a “major crisis.” Cornelio Gonzalez retires at the end of January, 2021. In an exclusive...
LA JOYA, Texas – The summer camps put on by FIRST RGV to give students the chance to build robots would sometimes draw hundreds of attendees. One of the main features of our success over the past five years with...
ALAMO, Texas - Arise Adelante has won praise for helping colonia families navigate the digital divide during the coronavirus-induced school shutdown. The community group connected with the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program, a nonprofit which hosts college access workshops at local...
I’ve lived my entire life in the Rio Grande Valley. I was born and raised in Brownsville, graduated from Brownsville High School, attended college here, and I’ve served as a police officer in Cameron County for the past twenty years.  A...
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Pharr acted quickly to flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of the virus. Having already witnessed the devastating effects of COVID-19 in other parts of the world, I issued...

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