(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Municipal annexation and the selective underbounding of colonias in Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas, Austin, ETATS-UNIS


This article project explores the prevalence of the municipal underbounding of colonias in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of Texas. It begins with a description of regional demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, municipal growth, and annexation patterns in the LRGV. The results suggest that census blocks that contain colonias are less likely to be annexed than are other census blocks; in addition, those census blocks that contain colonias with poor infrastructure appear to have odds of being annexed that are lower still. The paper concludes with a discussion of the policy implications of these findings


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1699-1715]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a130038p

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