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Las Colonias in the 21st Century



Living on the Edges: Life in the Colonias of Texas,” Al Jazeera

Entities Sign MOU: Agree to Bridge the Valley’s Digital Divide,” Rio Grande Guardian

Living on the Border,” BBC World Service

Bridging a Digital Divide That Keeps Schoolchildren Behind,New York Times

The American Neighborhoods Without Water, Sewers, or Building Codes,The Atlantic

Lack of Affordable Housing Plagues Border,” San Antonio Express-News

Report: Rio Grande Valley Has Greatest Digital Divide in Nation,” Rio Grande Guardian

King Highlights PSJA’s Successes at Las Colonias Conference,” Rio Grande Guardian

PSJA Featured in Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Report,” Rio Grande Guardian

Lucio: I’m Inviting Lt. Gov. Patrick to Visit Valley Colonias,” Rio Grande Guardian

Study: Quality of Life in Colonias Progressing,” The Monitor

Alfreda B. Norman: Investing in Colonias Will Benefit Us All,” Dallas Morning News

In Texas ‘Colonias,’ Third-World Conditions Are the Norm,” The Urban Edge, Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Colonia Life Has Improved, But These Border Communities Still Have Many Needs,” KERA and Texas Public Radio’s Fronteras program

Texas Towns Push Back on Instant Slums,” Bloomberg Business Week

Boom Meets Bust in Texas: Atop Sea of Oil, Poverty Digs In,” New York Times


Texas Attorney General

Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, Office of Colonia Initiatives

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Border Affairs

Texas Secretary of State’s Office, Colonia Initiatives Program

Texas Department of State Health Services


United States Census Bureau American FactFinder

Research Your Community, Bank On, based on data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Building a Culture of Health, County by County, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Portal for Comprehensive Health Data in Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics