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Texans are facing excessive heat warnings along with requests to conserve electricity this week. Here are action steps.
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No matter the forecast, making a disaster plan is essential during Hurricane season. AARP has resources.
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AARP Texas has announced the names of local advocates who have received fellowships to participate in the Texas State Walking College.
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Inflation and food insecurity are impacting many older Texans, but there are assistance programs, such as SNAP, available to help.
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The 2022 hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, but already predictions are it will be an "above average" season. Colorado State University's annual outlook calls for 19 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. There's a 46% chance of a major storm hitting the Gulf Coast.
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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. It changed the way people worked, went to school, and lived their lives. It affected individuals from marginalized communities and left them unemployed, causing economic hardships. The fear of the unknown is intimidating. Trust me, I know. 
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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, AARP Texas reached out to a few state and federal lawmakers to share their stories about why they decided to run for office. We also asked about their priorities and what Texans aged 50-plus can do to get involved in politics.
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Rosalinda Martinez of Houston, TX has been named Director of Community Strategy for the nationwide nonprofit’s Texas operations. Rosalinda previously served as Associate State Director of Outreach and Advocacy for the Houston team. Rosalinda has been with the AARP Texas team for 2.5 years, during which time she has led Hispanic/Latino outreach efforts, caregiver support programming, and developed new opportunities for volunteer leadership in Houston. In her new role, Martinez will lead a team of four staff and hundreds of volunteers in Austin and Houston.
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AARP Texas Director Tina Tran issued a statement on Wednesday, April 6, in response to reports by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office of widespread ballot rejections in the recent Texas Primary Election:
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AARP Texas and Better Block Foundation to release free, open-source designs for placemaking furniture in a new WikiBlocks AARP Collection.
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