Elder Abuse Prevention in TX: Older Adults are Often Unaware of their Legal Rights

June is Elder Abuse Prevention Month and all month, we are working with community partners and professional groups around the state to raise awareness about adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Our Justice for Older Adults aims at assisting older adults living in 25 high-poverty counties. This new advocacy initiative will serve older adults facing … Continue reading Elder Abuse Prevention in TX: Older Adults are Often Unaware of their Legal Rights

Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Union Pacific’s New Permit and TCEQ’s Upcoming Meeting

Union Pacific (“UP”) has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ") for an RCRA Permit that would address the Creosote/DNAPL Plume that is currently underneath parts of a residential neighborhood in the 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens area, as well as its own property. Before UP’S permit is approved, the public has the right to … Continue reading Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Union Pacific’s New Permit and TCEQ’s Upcoming Meeting

May 9th -15th is National Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 9-15, 2021 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is dedicated to informing, preparing, and planning for disastrous weather this hurricane season. Rain, wind, and water can happen anywhere, not just on the coast, so it’s keen to start preparing as soon as possible. It is important to consider how COVID-19 might affect your … Continue reading May 9th -15th is National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: On-site Enrollment Clinics Announcement

Lone Star Legal Aid is beginning to have more community partners join our Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage Unit for on-site enrollment clinics. Please see the dates and times below. BakerRipley Harback: Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment Clinic  Frequency: Monthly Event – 3rd Wednesday of the Month Address: 6225 Northdale Street Houston, TX 77087 Time: 9 AM – 1 PM  Highland Heights Elementary School: Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: On-site Enrollment Clinics Announcement

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Unit to Host FEMA Funeral Assistance Presentation

People who need aid covering the financial costs of funerals for loved ones who died of COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in assistance from the federal relief legislation enacted in March. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Unit to Host FEMA Funeral Assistance Presentation