Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Home & Family “Past performance is no indication of future results.” It’s a common adage to warn financial investors. But the saying may also be relevant to hurricanes and other natural disasters. A recent-years’ deficiency of significant hurricane activity in Texas and elsewhere doesn’t present any guarantees about the 2015 storm season. The U.S. hasn’t experienced the landfall of a Category 3 or larger hurricane in nine years (a stretch of hurricane inactivity that a new NASA study finds to be extraordinarily rare). …

Lending Reform Before the Texas House Monday

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work Amendments designated “Key Votes” by AARP On Monday, Texas House members will have their first opportunity this session to go on the record to cast votes on meaningful payday lending reform. The House will consider SB 1282 by Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler), a clean-up bill involving the regulatory authority of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner. The bill will serve as a vehicle for an amendment by Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland) that would bring borrower protections currently in place in …

Colonel Randle Joins Texas Volunteer Leadership

Posted on 05/6/2015 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Community | veterans | Volunteering By Vanessa Rodriguez Texas native and former U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot Lawrence Randle has been named to the AARP Texas Executive Council, continuing his life-long commitment to volunteerism on behalf of AARP’s more than 2 million members in Texas. Born in the small town of Reagan, southeast of Waco, Randle is a retired colonel who served 34 years as both a reserve and active duty officer. From 1980 to 1984, his military assignments centered around UH-60 Black Hawk …

Revamped Course Leads to Safer Driving

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Volunteering By Tracy Sutton Schorn Barbara English, 85, of New Braunfels, says she doesn’t drive as often as she used to, “just to the gym five times a week,” to the grocery, doctors and church, and to Sugar Land occasionally to see her sister (a nearly 360-mile round trip). Thanks to the AARP Smart Driver course, which English has completed twice, she has adopted new driving strategies and made some accommodations for age. She avoids left-hand turns if possible. “Drive around …

Cómo convertirte en un conductor más seguro

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety | Español por Tracy Sutton Schorn Barbara English, de 85 años y residente de New Braunfels, dice que ya no conduce tan a menudo como antes, “solo al gimnasio cinco veces a la semana”, a hacer las compras, al médico y a la iglesia, y a Sugar Land, de vez en cuando, para ver a su hermana (un viaje de ida y vuelta de casi 360 millas). Gracias al curso AARP Smart Driver, que English completó en dos ocasiones, ha adoptado nuevas estrategias de …

Shredding event sets recycling record

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Texas | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events | Fraud Mother Nature’s soggy wrath, a monumental first-of-its-kind celebration, and an airshow could not keep more than 600 drivers from recycling their private documents and electronics in Corpus Christi. The AARP Shred Day event was held at KIII-TV (an ABC affiliate) Saturday, April 18 and it set a new record. The event was highly publicized online and during KIII-3 newscasts, and people were listening. In fact, the shredding was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., but it started 40-minutes earlier because …