Assisting Rural Communities works primarily throughout Texas with organizations and businesses who are outside the major urban areas. These groups often face unique issues when dealing with issues of sustainability and economic viability. We engage in conducting research and analyses in economics, water conservation, rural healthcare, available grants, and other social science and humanities research. Our research is an interdisciplinary methodology with an ultimate goal of developing an action plan that is both feasible and economically viable. We provide guidance in the efficient use of technology, including social media and mobile applications. This page will contain our articles, white papers, and case studies.
By Michael Wilson – The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes describes the 1971 movie, “The Last Picture Show” as being set in a dying Texas town. The exterior shots show a town, much like many in parts of rural Texas, … Continue reading →
By Michael Wilson – Telemedicine or telemedicine is not a new idea, what is new is the technology behind it and the rapidity of change in that technology. Over a 100 years ago, a “wired-wireless” electronic stethoscope was used to transmit … Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2021 – USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced the Department is expanding access to four loan guarantee programs that provide funding to help rural communities create jobs and improve local infrastructure. This expansion … Continue reading →
By Michael Wilson – One pressing issue that Texas rural communities face is a lack of access quality health care. When it comes to health care consider this scenario, you wake up in the middle of the night and see … Continue reading →
According to the 2020 census, the State of Texas showed an increase in population, unfortunately that increase was not spread evenly across the 254 counties that make up the state. While urban cities and counties generally saw an increase in … Continue reading →