Friday, July 4, 2014

The Colonias of Texas

Boom Meets Bust in Texas  Atop a Sea of Oil, Poverty Digs In.  (The New York Times, 6/29/2014)

The 2013 estimated population of Texas is 26,450,000.  An estimated 500,000 people live in about 2,300 colonias in Texas, along its 1,200-mile border with Mexico. Many colonias have benefited from infrastructure improvements in recent years. Others remain institutionalized shantytowns without basic services like water and sewers.

Texas Secretary of State:  What is a colonia?

Texas Secretary of State:  Colonias FAQs

UW-Eau Claire.  Colonias in Texas..

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