Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns Surrounding Cancer Cluster

On January 21, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee held a Town Hall at Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston’s Fifth Ward, where a recent cancer cluster investigation by the Texas Department of State Health Services found higher than expected rates of cancers of the lung and bronchus, esophagus, and larynx in Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens … Continue reading Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns Surrounding Cancer Cluster

Acres Homes Community Breathes Easier as Concrete Batch Plant Abandons Plans

Houston, TX - In a stunning reversal of plans, a concrete batch plant operator has withdrawn its application for a permit to operate next to homes and across the street from Highland Park and Community Center, a vital community gathering space and park in Acres Homes, a historic community of color in Northwest Houston. Hundreds … Continue reading Acres Homes Community Breathes Easier as Concrete Batch Plant Abandons Plans

Lone Star Legal Aid, Combined Arms, and SBP USA Collaborate to Help Veterans in Disaster Recovery

Houston, Texas – Lone Star Legal Aid, a free civil legal aid provider; Combined Arms, a one stop shop for Veterans resources; and SBP USA, a team focused on fortifying people against unnecessary suffering, have joined forces with Bob Woodruff Foundation grant funds to find and refer veterans to one another.  BWF’s key focus areas … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid, Combined Arms, and SBP USA Collaborate to Help Veterans in Disaster Recovery

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Modern Slavery Hidden in Plain Sight

Overview With the widespread lack of awareness and understanding of slavery and human trafficking, more men, women and children are being exploited, bringing in an alarming revenue of billions of dollars for traffickers. There are 40.1 million victims of human trafficking globally with hundreds of thousands of victims right here in the United States. To … Continue reading Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Modern Slavery Hidden in Plain Sight

January is Stalking Awareness Month: Awareness and Prevention

Overview Stalking is directed at a specific person that would cause reasonable fear. Unlike other crimes that involve a single incident, stalking is a pattern of behaviors. This crime is made up of several escalated acts intended to cause the victim to be on edge. Since stalking can happen to anyone, including you, it is … Continue reading January is Stalking Awareness Month: Awareness and Prevention