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The Truth About Panhandling

Panhandling Via Mobile Loaves & Fishes Why panhandling?  Is it really profitable?  Or is there something going on in our society that compels people to humiliate themselves for spare change?  These are all provocative questions that researchers have attempted to answer in a variety of ways. Although the homeless population in any city or country […]

Feeding Houston’s Homeless

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February 16, 2011 Peggy O’Hare, Houston Chronicle Houston recovery center finds dual benefit in feeding the homeless As soon as homeless people see the small sport utility vehicle, they start running — not away from the car, but toward it. They climb out of sleeping bags, leave their benches outside a soup kitchen, appear from behind abandoned buildings. […]

Obamacare Battle Begins

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February 12, 2011 The Supreme Court battle on ObamaCare has begun Matt Holzmann, American Thinker Seventy four Democratic Members of Congress led by noted moderate Anthony Weiner have sent a letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas demanding that he recuse himself from any case before the Court related to last year’s health care bill. […]

Gov. Perry to Chop 4 Texas Agencies

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January 8, 2011 Rick Perry wants to chop 4 Texas agencies Governor set to make State of the State in Austin Jay Root, Associated Press AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry will ask the Legislature on Tuesday to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan […]

CO Adds Homeless to Hate-crime Law

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January 8, 2011 Lynn Bartels, Denver Post Staff Writer The homeless and the people who care for them successfully implored lawmakers today to add homelessness as a category to Colorado’s hate-crime laws. “Hunting season for the homeless is a year-round event,” said Vernon Lewis, a 38-year-old man who is homeless. The bill sponsor, Sen. Lucia […]

Killing of Missionary Rattles TX Border

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January 7, 2011 James C. McKinley, Jr., New York Times PHARR, Tex. — Mexico has always had a reputation here as a place where things can go wrong in a hurry. But the fatal shooting of a Texas missionary across the border late last month has reinforced the widely held belief in this region that […]

Helping the Homeless Stay Warm

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January 3, 2011 Bill Stamps, kuhf 88.7 fm Houston Public Radio The Star of Hope shelter for men has been full each night for months. But with temperatures at or below freezing, they’re expecting to be even more crowded. Community Relations Director Marilyn Fountain says no one is turned away who needs a place to stay. […]

Houston’s Homeless Census

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January 2, 2011 Laurie Johnson, kuhf 88.7 fm Houston Public Radio On Monday afternoon, at 4 p.m., literally hundreds of people gathered at staging areas throughout Harris County to head out for the homeless count. The count is similar to the census, in that it tracks the growth or decline in the population. But the […]

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