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Helping 'Urban Colonias'
Give counties more power, Sam Biscoe tells a House committee
"...more rights to regulate what some have dubbed "urban colonias," said Travis Co. Judge Sam Biscoe as he testified..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature

Census Undercount in Colonias?
Lawsuit filed against state over census
"...not to use this method for counting residents of colonias, unincorporated communities that are usually poor, Latino, and often..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Off the Desk
"...spend it. At a conference on the South Texas colonias last week at the University of Texas, the Attorney..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Feature

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
"...high on his nose. "Nobody wants to hear about colonias here in Travis and Williamson counties, but they've got..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

TV Eye
What's the real meaning of Christmas? Well, it's doubtful you'll find it in the typical cheery holiday TV programming. But two upcoming documentaries -- The Forgotten Americans and First Person Plural -- remind us of the importance of home and family and offer a thought-provoking alternative to more traditional holiday fare.
"...Americans focuses on the struggles of people living in "colonias" along the Texas-Mexico border. It is another in a..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Borderline Bush
Bordertown Blues
"...of concern to border legislators is the problem of colonias -- substandard, unregulated developments that have sprouted up during..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
"...his cluttered little shop, from a series of sprawling colonias – former illegal subdivisions. There, people live in jerry-rigged,..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Not Your Average Freshman
El Paso Rep. Mary Gonzalez is no Tea Partier
" a primary focus, but there are over 250 colonias in my district – unincorporated communities that usually have..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Gass-Pooré

"...counting process in the 2010 census missed residents in colonias in unincorporated areas and that the census data underrepresents..."

April 8, 2011 News Feature

Immigration and the Border
"...along the border, most especially in the rapidly growing colonias. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, passed to the House her..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hays County Hell
Elgin Bank Victory May Mean Colonia-like Development
"...are a short step up the development ladder from colonias. In the heart of fast-growing Hays County, a half-hour..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Bob Elder

Alexander Payne creates a small word with big ambitions
"...socially, financially, and physically disadvantaged are sheltered in makeshift colonias on the other side of a border wall. Ngoc..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...Conference of Urban Counties has dubbed HB 2833 the "colonias bill" because it characterizes almost any type of regulation..."

May 20, 2005 News Column

Facing the South
The Democratic primary for the new CD 25 pits Austin's Lloyd Doggett against McAllen's Leticia Hinojosa
"...for – for concerns in South Texas, like the colonias."..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Austin Chronicle endorses Gus Garcia for mayor of Austin and offers other endorsements on the Nov. 6 state constitutional amendments election and county bond propositions.
"...detail. Only No. 2 -- road bonds for border colonias -- is arguably an emergency. No. 19 would enable..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature

"...Only one -- No. 2, underwriting roads to border colonias -- is arguably an emergency. Amendment No. 19 is..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature

Big City Blues
Although it has three of the 10 largest cities in the United States, Texas is still largely a state of home-rule cities. A brief look at the prospects for a real urban policy in Texas.
"...state's perennial efforts to deal with the misery of colonias, border counties already have more land use authority than..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Day
First Place
"..."It's those goddamned colonias of yours," he said from the recliner, shooting an..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Features Feature by Karl Monger

The Spirit of 76th
The Presidential Card
"...the provision of water and sewer services to border colonias, and expand county and state regulatory powers to stop..."

June 18, 1999 News Column by Erica C. Barnett

Films Without Borders
Cine Las Americas
"...lived along the U.S.-Mexico border doing work in the colonias, and worked as an interpreter in North Carolina. In..."

April 24, 1998 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Piercing Unreality
A UT Radical Paper Both Fails and Succeeds
" stay warm. Spring means battles between neighborhoods (or colonias) over ground for building shacks as well as outbreaks..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Column by Chris Walters

Brown and Eckhardt Face Off in Circle C
Circle C Area Dems host Travis County Judge candidates
"...from pollution threats, and in bringing water to small colonias that have grown up in the largely unregulated county...."

Jan. 14, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Bicycles for Justice
Austin collective builds bikes to donate to others
"..."They hope to use the bikes to travel to colonias where cars may not arrive or that are really..."

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Ramon Martinez

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 4-11

March 5, 2010 News Feature

Unveiling WebberVilla Muse!
Austin, Webberville leaders find common ground in "VillaVille"
"...the number of affordable housing units at the Las Colonias at VillaVille development. New tenants will also automatically become..."

March 28, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Austin Chronicle' Endorsements
General Election, Nov. 6 – Proposed Constitutional Amendments
"...YES. If we're really lucky, a few more hapless colonias will get water and wastewater service. And the bloodsucking..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature

'Austin Chronicle' Endorsements
General Election, Nov. 6 – Proposed Constitutional Amendments
"...YES. If we're really lucky, a few more hapless colonias will get water and wastewater service. And the bloodsucking..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature

'Austin Chronicle' Endorsements
General Election, Nov. 6 – Proposed Constitutional Amendments
"...YES. If we're really lucky, a few more hapless colonias will get water and wastewater service. And the bloodsucking..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature

Too Much or Too Little?
Who were the five senators who voted against the state budget?
"...Integrity Unit, and programs for illegal migrants like the Colonias Initiative. - Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, opposed the..."

April 16, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Our readers talk back.
"...$600 million? How many homes for people living in colonias? How many prescription drugs for seniors can you buy..."

April 23, 2004 Column

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