Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

Grandparents and Family Days at the Ballpark

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources AARP members who are baseball fans can get discount tickets to Frisco RoughRiders games on Saturday, April 19, and Friday, May 9. The team is a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers. This is the third year that the RoughRiders and AARP Texas have hosted grandparents and family days at the ballpark. Fans can stop by the AARP table to pick up information on issues ranging from caregiving to fraud, along with a voucher (while supplies last) for a …

Come for Music, Food and Fun at PACfest

Come for Music, Food and Fun at PACfest

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Palo Alto College celebrates its annual Fiesta San Antonio event—PACfest—on Thursday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the college campus. Food, music, games and other entertainment make this AARP-sponsored event a fiesta hit. Admission is free for all attendees. Visit the AARP booth to meet AARP staff and volunteers, who will be on hand to speak with San Antonians about the work they are doing in their community. AARP Texas is seeking PACfest volunteers to welcome visitors …

Making Streets Safer for All

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources AARP Texas applauds a move by Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D) to make streets in the nation’s fourth-largest city more user-friendly for everyone. By executive order in October, the mayor called for “complete streets,” a policy that directs city officials and transportation planners to consider all users when designing or repairing roads—including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, people with disabilities and those using public transportation. The goal is to create walkable neighborhoods with sidewalks, crosswalks, benches, nighttime lighting and daytime shade. Such …

Utility Bill Discounts for Low-income Texans

Utility Bill Discounts for Low-income Texans

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Low-income Texans may be eligible for the LITE-UP Texas program, which provides discounts on electric bills during the summer months. The program gives discounts on utility bills May through August and is generally available automatically for those receiving Medicaid and food assistance. It is available to those with annual household income up to $14,363 for an individual or up to $19,388 for a couple. Find out how to apply by visiting liteuptexas.org or by calling 866-454-8387 toll-free. Texans can learn about …