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Texas Workforce Commission to Reinstate Work Search Requirements in November

With the nation beginning its economic recovery, the Texas Workforce Commission will reinstate work search requirements for those in need of unemployment benefits. Work search requirements have been suspended since March when the pandemic forced sweeping shutdowns. Although the COVID crisis is nowhere near resolved, employment opportunities have been steadily cropping up in Texas as … Continue reading Texas Workforce Commission to Reinstate Work Search Requirements in November

Stop TX Eviction Launches to Keep Renters Housed

Texas legal aid providers collaborate on one-stop-shop to support Texas renters Millions of Texans are struggling to pay rent and face possible evictions. Stop TX Eviction, a new online portal, is a guide to help tenants understand their legal rights and the remedies available to keep them housed. A project of Texas’ three primary legal … Continue reading Stop TX Eviction Launches to Keep Renters Housed

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Blog Series PART II: Listening to Voices of Survivors

Part II of Lone Star Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Blog Series discusses listening to the voices of survivors and believing their stories. It’s important to be advocates for victims of domestic violence, but it is also essential to just listen as well. Sharing stories is a part of the October campaign which encourages the nation … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month Blog Series PART II: Listening to Voices of Survivors

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Blog Series PART I: Planning and Prevention

Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lone Star Legal Aid will discuss common topics that are relevant to advocating for domestic violence victims. Part I highlights safety planning and prevention for those who are victims living with an abusive partner and may have children and/or pets. It is as equally important to know how … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month Blog Series PART I: Planning and Prevention

National Night Out in Houston, TX Has Been Postponed until 2021

National Night Out was rescheduled in Texas to today, October 6, 2020, however, with COVID-19 still persisting and making social activities unsafe, the Houston Police Department (HPD) has officially postponed NNO city-wide and declared it will resume in 2021. Here is a statement from the Houston Police Department. “The Houston Police Department has decided to … Continue reading National Night Out in Houston, TX Has Been Postponed until 2021