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Community members voice support for historic San Juan Hotel

SAN JUAN — Community members are beginning to organize and voice their opposition to potential plans by the city of San Juan to demolish the historic San Juan Hotel and make way for a multi-purpose events center.

Peñitas, LUPE celebrate neighborhood’s street lighting

Members of La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) and Hidalgo County Precinct 3 gathered with residents of Colonia Salida Del Sol Phase 6 in Peñitas on Monday, April 1, to celebrate the lighting of their neighborhood.

Orgs unite in San Juan to educate residents on controversial immigration laws

SAN JUAN — The El Paso-based Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) visited the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday to help spread information about new immigration laws and to call for an end to ​​Operation Lone Star.

Edinburg approves $15 minimum wage for staffers, contractors

EDINBURG — To raucous applause during a meeting Tuesday night, the city council here unanimously approved a resolution to raise the minimum wage of city staffers and contractors to $15 an hour.

After court order, LUPE demands Edinburg take action on minimum wage proposal

EDINBURG — Community activists are alleging that officials here are refusing to comply with a federal court order mandating that the Edinburg City Council be presented with a proposal to implement a $15 minimum wage for all city workers and contractors.

LUPE, UTRGV farmworker movement exhibition on display at Alamo museum

The city of Alamo’s museum is hosting a new exhibit depicting the influence of the farmworker movement titled “El Movimiento Continúa: Cultivando Nuestras Semillas,” or “The Movement Continues: Cultivating Our Roots,” officials announced.

LUPE holds vigil for 8-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody

BROWNSVILLE — La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) held a vigil here at Alice Wilson Hope Park Tuesday morning in memory of Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez, an 8-year-old girl from Panama who died while detained by U.S. Border Patrol in Harlingen.

LUPE holds protest in opposition to proposed border bills

SAN JUAN — A few dozen people gathered inside the San Juan office for La Unión del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, headquarters to show support for a delegation of LUPE members and other organizations who were in Austin this week to testify against Texas House Bills 7 and 800.

Photo Gallery: LUPE holds protest in opposition to proposed border bills

SAN JUAN — A few dozen people gathered inside the San Juan office for La Unión del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, headquarters to show support for a delegation of LUPE members and other organizations who were in Austin this week to testify against Texas House Bills 7 and 800.

Hidalgo County and LUPE celebrate groundbreaking for Edinburg drainage project

Hidalgo County officials, along with representatives from La Union del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, celebrated the start of a stormwater drainage project that will help improve the quality of life for residents of rural Edinburg.