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Colonias residents get health assistance from US Army, Navy

Colonias residents get health assistance from US Army, Navy

postedMon, 03 Jul 2017
Outside a pop-up medical clinic in south Texas, a wide-eyed woman stood in shocked silence, suddenly able to see the world in sharp focus for the first time after receiving a pair of glasses in an initiative coordinated by military reservists and the Texas A&M Colonias Program.
Colonias work earns progress award for regional director

Colonias work earns progress award for regional director

postedThu, 27 Apr 2017
For encouraging women’s achievement in the workplace and striving to improve female work environments, Laura Trevino, regional director of the Texas A&M Colonias Program’s Lower Rio Grande Region, earned a Women’s Progress Award from the Division of Student Affairs.
Viz profs heading STEM study in two colonias schools

Viz profs heading STEM study in two colonias schools

postedWed, 07 Dec 2016
Six Hispanic high school students residing in South Texas colonias — impoverished, relatively undeveloped villages on the U.S. side of the Texas-Mexico border — are learning engineering basics in a study led by two visualization professors.
Colonias residents learn to purify water at two new facilities

Colonias residents learn to purify water at two new facilities

postedTue, 24 Mar 2015
Residents of Texas colonias, border communities often lacking basic infrastructure and amenities such as running water, are learning how to purify water using clay pot filters manufactured at two facilities operated by the Texas A&M Colonias Program.
Votes sought for student project in Texas colonias

Votes sought for student project in Texas colonias

postedWed, 30 Apr 2014
A group of students is seeking votes for a video detailing their proposal to partner with a nonprofit organization in the Rio Grande Valley with the aim of improving the fortunes of colonias residents — the group’s entry in the Big Ideas at Berkeley contest.

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The Water Filtration Training Academy in Laredo, TX, was inaugurated February, 6, 2015. The first cohort, 3 individuals from Monterrey, N.L., completed training. Also, the Rotary Club presented Rueda de Medicina, their first ceramic water filter press.