Livable Communities

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Austin’s public transportation system -- Capital Metro -- is edging closer toward a possible citywide referendum this fall on a transit-expansion plan intended to ease congestion and to help Austin contend with an expected doubling of its population over the next 25 years.
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AARP Texas has announced the hiring of two new staff members to help lead the Association’s outreach work in Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio.
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During these tough times, leaving your home may be stressful. Even picking up take-out may be a chore. As a result, many of us are cooking at home, so why not make something new.
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Roughly two months after the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the United States, many older residents in Central Texas are finding their access to food limited and their social isolation worsened.
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On our daily commutes or errands, we all see these sorts of problems—the unfriendly bus stop, the sidewalk that just suddenly ends, the abandoned park in disrepair. They’re little problems that could be quickly fixed, but the realities of competing priorities mean they often don’t make it to the top of the list.
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Dallas just took a big step towards becoming a more “age-friendly” city as the Dallas City Council today voted unanimously to approve the Age-Friendly Dallas Plan. This tool will serve as the roadmap for a raft of changes designed to make Dallas more livable for people of all ages.
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The race is on to replace Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings with a record number of contenders.
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By Laura Tillman
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AARP Texas will unveil a new community mural Oct. 6, at 1902 S. Lamar St., Dallas, as part of its Livable Communities efforts.
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