New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 2021) -- Residents of Northeast Houston are calling on the company responsible for decades of creosote contamination in their community to move them out of harm’s way after the state of Texas found high numbers of childhood cancers. The Department of State Health Services' findings come 13 months after it identified 10 … Continue reading New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Blog Series PART II: Services LSLA Offers During Benefits Application or Renewal

In the previous blog on Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage (CTKC), we informed you on what health insurance benefits are available for children and how having these benefits are vital to a child’s health. Texas Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are two programs our CTKC unit at Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) can … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Blog Series PART II: Services LSLA Offers During Benefits Application or Renewal

Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Advocacy at Lone Star Legal Aid

Overview Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) aims to protect and advance the civil legal rights of the millions of Texans living in poverty. Our advocacy efforts go beyond the courtroom. Every January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This year, LSLA joins the awareness effort by educating the community on their rights as … Continue reading Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Advocacy at Lone Star Legal Aid

COVID-19 Resource: What You Need to Know About the Second Stimulus Check

With the recent passage of an additional, second stimulus check, Americans are wondering when they will get their payments. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) prepared answers to the most common stimulus-related questions they are receiving. What is the stimulus? Stimulus payments, also called Recovery Rebate or Economic Impact credits, allow eligible … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource: What You Need to Know About the Second Stimulus Check