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I had no idea how soon I’d be back to the Texas-Mexico border, back to the colonias, and back in... more »
posted 03/16/12
Nearly half a million Texans live in substandard conditions in colonias —2,300 unincorporated and... more »
posted 07/09/10

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Living without running water, sanitation services or paved roads, people living in Texas colonias face grim health risks, Hunt Grant recipient Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune/New York Times.

Nearly half a million Texans live in substandard conditions in colonias -- 2,300 unincorporated and isolated border towns with limited access to potable water, sewer systems, electricity, sanitary housing or health care. Emily Ramshaw reports on their health conditions.