In this July 13 photo, Jose Ochoa plays in an above-ground pool at his home in the South Tower Estates colonia near Alamo, Texas. With no warning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this summer eliminated the state's Colonias Initiative Program that began in 1999 under George W. Bush as a bipartisan and humanitarian effort to improve living conditions and basic infrastructure.
In this July 13 photo, Jose Ochoa plays in an above-ground pool at his home in the South Tower Estates colonia near Alamo, Texas. With no warning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this summer eliminated the state's Colonias Initiative Program that began in 1999 under George W. Bush as a bipartisan and humanitarian effort to improve living conditions and basic infrastructure. Eric Gay AP
In this July 13 photo, Jose Ochoa plays in an above-ground pool at his home in the South Tower Estates colonia near Alamo, Texas. With no warning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this summer eliminated the state's Colonias Initiative Program that began in 1999 under George W. Bush as a bipartisan and humanitarian effort to improve living conditions and basic infrastructure. Eric Gay AP

Texas cuts aid to ‘colonias’ after years of offering help

August 14, 2017 06:50 AM

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