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Food Stamps

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Convenience Store Owner, Manager Sentenced In Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

Two North Texas men have been sentenced for their roles in a massive food stamp fraud scheme.

07/28/2014

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2 North Texas Men Charged With Food Stamp Fraud

A Dallas convenience store owner and manager are charged in a $1.9 million food stamp scheme.

02/14/2014

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Working-Age People Make Up Majority Of Food Stamp Recipients

Working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

01/26/2014

Turkeys donated for the 10th Annual Coppell Independent School District Kid For Turkey Food Drive. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Thousands Show Up For Thanksgiving Assistance In Fort Worth

Food banks have seen a surge in demand recently since there were recent cuts in food stamp programs, but nothing like the 2200 or more people who showed up on Monday and Tuesday.

11/26/2013

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides assistance to more than more than 400,000 people in North Texas. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Less Money In The Pot For Families On Food Stamps

Starting November first, people enrolled in the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, will see a reduction in monthly benefits.

10/31/2013

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North Texas Congressman Takes Challenge Of Eating On $4.50 A Day

A North Texas Congressman has been going hungry in Washington, D.C. Marc Veasey, who represents parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties, has only been eating on the amount of money allowed through the SNAP food assistance program.

CBSDFW.COM–06/17/2013

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One-Third Of Texans Eligible For Food Stamps Not Getting Help

An advocacy group says only two-thirds of Texans who may be eligible for food stamp assistance received the benefits in 2011.

05/15/2013

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Pet Food Stamp Program Started For Low-Income Families

There is no question that some individuals and families across North Texas and the nation have had to ‘tighten their belts’ during rough economic times. Now one organization is focused on the pets belonging to those people.

CBSDFW.COM–05/06/2013

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Texas Grocer Gets Prison For Food Stamp Fraud

A North Texas grocer who ran an unlicensed money transmitting business has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for fraud.

01/25/2013

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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More Older Texans Seek Food Stamp Help

More older Texans apparently struggling to make ends meet have been turning to food stamps. According to reports published Monday, the state’s fastest-growing group receiving food stamps is those ages 60 to 64.

07/16/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

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