The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, September 17 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon

Shop

Resource ID: #12287
Subject: Housing
Source: Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
Affiliation: 
Date: May 1-8

Description

The Monitor reports how the "Colonias, maligned as border slums by the rest of Texas, have become an enduring part of the border landscape, defying solutions even as they beckon more families searching for a piece of land and a home of their own. In the Rio Grande Valley, an estimated 887 colonias dot the region, multiplying even as officials struggle to control their growth... these random collections of mostly rural subdivisions too often fall short of basic needs: Electricity. Safe drinking water. Indoor plumbing. Drainage. Paved roads."

This file is not available for digital download. IRE members may place an order by emailing rescntr@ire.org

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   info@ire.org   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram