Category Archives: families

Biking across the Panhandle for 4-H Healthy Living Program

Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H … Continue reading

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Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a site compiled by the Texas.gov site to make resources for Texas Veterans easier to find. Some examples of what you can find there: Learn about the Hazlewood Act: “a State of Texas benefit that … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Aids Refugee / Immigrant Women and Children in Texas

Congressional Delegation Women and Children Refugee Press Release. “Increasing numbers of unaccompanied immigrant women and children from Central America have flooded across the Texas-Mexico border in recent weeks.  These refugees are fleeing violence and poverty in the homeland and seek … Continue reading

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Men and Depression

Middle-aged white men have become more susceptible to depression and suicide than ever before. I couldn’t imagine being male and depressed. As a female, I can vouch for the fact that it’s a lot more socially acceptable for women to … Continue reading

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Why do American mothers only have an average of 36 minutes a day to themselves?

This article seeks to explain why American working moms are in a constant state of being overwhelmed and why we have a feeling of guilt. American mothers spend most if not all of their leisure time with their children. In … Continue reading

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60 Ukrainian children kidnapped in Luhansk

A group working on behalf of the Russian Federation allegedly kidnapped 60 orphaned children with chronic medical issues from a boarding school in Ukraine. They were thought to be heading to Russia. http://euromaidanpress.com/2014/07/26/mfa-militants-kidnap-60-orphan-children-in-luhansk/

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Marijuana helps grow the homeless population in Denver

As people flock to Colorado to enjoy legalized marijuana, there’s been a surge in the homeless population in and around Denver.

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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … Continue reading

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There are single parents in Texas.

Acknowledgment is awesome sometimes, isn’t it?  The State of Texas has a few resources here and there that at least acknowledge the struggle of single parenting. I digress. It’s good to investigate sites that acknowledge the reality of it all, … Continue reading

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