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Without State Aid, Advocates Worry Port Arthur Will Bleed Residents Long After Harvey

by | Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 6:09 CST
Flooding was so widespread in Port Arthur during Harvey that even shelters had to be evacuated.
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Life Outside the Box

When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'

Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More

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Jumping the Loan Sharks

Ending predatory lending is a 'big jigsaw with a lot of pieces,' but one model, developed in the Valley, may solve part of the puzzle.

Commercial payday loans can carry interest rates in excess of 400 percent and must be repaid within months or weeks, often causing financially troubled customer...Read More

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The Fight for Fair Housing

Two lawsuits are dragging Texas—and maybe the whole country—closer to the goal of integrated neighborhoods.

Two lawsuits are dragging Texas—and maybe the whole country—closer to the goal of integrated neighborhoods....Read More

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Trailer Park Ploys

How Texas families with nowhere else to go are fighting back against mobile home moguls and their ruthless business model.

The residents of North Lamar Community Mobile Home Park in Austin aren't backing down from an escalating dispute with the new owners of the park, the moguls beh...Read More

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Wrong Side of the Tax

A meteoric rise in property assessments in a West Texas town wreaks havoc on low-income taxpayers.

Big Spring’s fast-rising home appraisals this year are particularly wreaking havoc on low-income homeowners, exposing another problem with Texas' heavy relian...Read More

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