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Residents Continue to Fight Expansion of Greenhouse Road Landfill as TCEQ Director Declares Permit Meets Requirements of Applicable Law

Designed by Anya Gallant, Community Impact Newsletter On September 13, the Executive Director (ED) of Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued a formal response to public comments from hundreds of community members who are opposed to a major amendment on Municipal Solid Waste Permit (MSW) #1599B for Greenhouse Road Landfill, a Type IV Landfill … Continue reading Residents Continue to Fight Expansion of Greenhouse Road Landfill as TCEQ Director Declares Permit Meets Requirements of Applicable Law

The Domestic Violence Protections of VAWA, The Violence Against Women Act

The severity of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking was finally addressed by Congress when VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, was passed in 1994. Within a decade, the legislature expanded the act including protections and provisions, improving action and enforcing efforts to address violence in America. The bill marked the first … Continue reading The Domestic Violence Protections of VAWA, The Violence Against Women Act

October 20-26, 2019 is National Pro Bono Week

Lone Star Legal Aid is pleased to announce its 2019 Pro Bono Award recipients in celebration of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Week - October 20-26, 2019. The National Celebration of Pro Bono is an annual opportunity to shine a spotlight on the amazing work done by pro bono lawyers, paralegals, and law students … Continue reading October 20-26, 2019 is National Pro Bono Week

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Tropical Storm Imelda Survivors

Houston, TX - Tropical Storm Imelda survivors can now apply for disaster unemployment assistance if they either lost their jobs or are self-employed and have not been able to work because of damage from the storm. Individuals affected by Tropical Storm Imelda in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery and Orange Counties can apply for benefits … Continue reading Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Tropical Storm Imelda Survivors

October is National Crime Prevention Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) asks us to renew or join the commitment to help “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®.” In 1984, October was designated as Crime Prevention Month through a Presidential proclamation and since then, NCPC has been working with local law enforcement, government agencies, civic groups, schools and businesses, … Continue reading October is National Crime Prevention Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month