Colonias in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas: A Summary Report, PRP 18

Estes, Mark
Haynes, Kingsley E.
Hazleton, Jared E.
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LBJ School of Public Affairs
During the 1975-76 academic year a Policy Research Project of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs focused on development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The project concentrated on examining the water-related problems of the colonias of the the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. We believe, as a result of the findings of our study , that through the "208" Regional Water and Waste Water Planning Program of the Federal Government there is a rare opportunity for the state and the region to create the environment within which positive local decisions can substantially assist an important but poverty stricken group within the Lower Rio Grande Valley.