At a time that may feel like a bleak confluence of a public health crisis and economic uncertainty – as COVID cases and unemployment rates continue to rise – it is important to know the risks of small-dollar payday and auto-title loans.
To say the pandemic changed our lives is a major understatement. Many lost their jobs and that is causing major hardships. Paying utilities and even buying food has become concerning to a lot of Texans including the most vulnerable populations. In response, AARP Texas has donated nearly $18,000 to support food banks across the Lone Star State.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Texas Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age-50+ Texans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
LGBT Pride Month is held in June. It was established after the 1969 Stonewall riots galvanized activists across the country and set into motion the modern LGBT movement — including pride.
Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. But this year, following nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustices, there is renewed and more widespread interest in this day that celebrates freedom.
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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