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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.

01/27/2014

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Quality Of Life Report: Nearly 1/3 Of Dallas Co. Kids Live In Poverty

According 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.

CBS 11–11/12/2013

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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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Texas Clergy Call For More Women’s Health Funding

More 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.

03/04/2013

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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.

03/20/2012

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Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income

Squeezed 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.

12/15/2011

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Report Looks At Poverty & Health Of Dallas County Children

According to a new report, the number of Dallas County children living below the poverty line is enough to fill Cowboys Stadium – more than twice!

11/14/2011

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More N. Texans Going Hungry As Poverty Numbers Increase

According to new census numbers, 49 million Americans are now at the poverty level and tens of thousands of them live in North Texas.

11/08/2011

New Food Pantry Opens In North Texas

Poverty is creeping into the suburbs and with it, services for those who are suddenly having trouble paying for basic necessities like food.

10/07/2010

Texas poverty rate jumps to 17.3 percent

The state’s poverty rate , now at 17.3 percent, remained the nation’s 6th highest in 2009. The rate among Texas children also has increased since 2008.

09/16/2010

Rich And Poor Members Of Congress From Texas

Texas has the 11th richest member of Congress as well as some of the poorest.

08/02/2010