Bill, Melinda Gates Turn Attention Toward Poverty In AmericaBill and Melinda Gates say they're now digging into the layers of U.S. poverty that they haven't been deeply involved with at the national level, including employment, race, housing, mental health, incarceration and substance abuse.
Lawsuit Claims Dallas County Bail System Unfairly Harms PoorA federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that Dallas County's bail system unfairly harms poor people, violating their constitutional rights.
More Grandparents Taking On Parental Role For GrandchildrenNationwide, there are 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren, and about one-fifth have incomes that fall below the poverty line.
Expert: More Money Didn't Close Texas School Funding Gap An expert has told Texas' school finance trial that a $3-plus billion boast in state funding hasn't closed the nearly $1,300 gap in per-student funding between school districts in rich and poor areas.
Quality Of Life Report: Nearly 1/3 Of Dallas Co. Kids Live In PovertyAccording to the Children’s Medical Center annual snapshot of local children’s health, “Beyond ABC: Assessing Children’s Health in Dallas County,” nearly a third of the children in Dallas County live in poverty.
One-Third Of Texans Eligible For Food Stamps Not Getting HelpAn advocacy group says only two-thirds of Texans who may be eligible for food stamp assistance received the benefits in 2011.
Texas Clergy Call For More Women's Health FundingMore than 370 members of the clergy asked the Texas Legislature to boost funding for women's health programs. Leaders of Methodist, Buddhist, Presbyterian, Jewish, Baptist and Unitarian congregations lobbied lawmakers for more spending.
Pictures Chronicle Poverty "In Our Own Backyard"Modern-day photographer Steve Liss has taken 43 TIME magazine covers. However, his latest subjects are a group that's moved out of the spotlight: the 50 million Americans, millions of those Texans, who live in poverty.
Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-IncomeSqueezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans -- nearly 1 in 2 -- have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.
Report Looks At Poverty & Health Of Dallas County ChildrenAccording to a new report, the number of Dallas County children living below the poverty line is enough to fill Cowboys Stadium – more than twice!
More N. Texans Going Hungry As Poverty Numbers IncreaseAccording to new census numbers, 49 million Americans are now at the poverty level and tens of thousands of them live in North Texas.
New Food Pantry Opens In North Texas