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

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

Economic Impact Payment Nonfiler Registration Extended to November 21, 2020

The IRS announced yesterday that they were extending the amount of time Americans have to request their Economic Impact Payment (stimulus) to November 21, 2020.  This applies to people who didn’t have to file a 2019 tax return, who didn’t get their payment or register for it.   If you have already completed the non-filer portal … Continue reading Economic Impact Payment Nonfiler Registration Extended to November 21, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Blog Series Announcement

Every October, the United States takes a stand against intimate partner violence in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocates wear purple, survivors tell their stories, neighbors share their resources, and social media arranges an open forum for activists to educate the world. Join Lone Star Legal Aid this October in powering up against domestic … Continue reading October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Blog Series Announcement