South Dallas: Looking Past Poverty To See ProgressYoung, educated and flush with options, college professor Baranda Fermin could have bought a home anywhere but she chose South Dallas.
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.
Why Are Families Leaving Dallas For Suburbs?Embrace an urban lifestyle or trade it all in for the suburbs? It is an age-old debate, and the City of Dallas on Wednesday will take a major step toward keeping families in the Big D.
Texas' Unemployment Rate Fell To 5.2 Percent In AprilUnemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S. states last month, and half the states now have rates below 6 percent. The figures are a sign of widespread, if slow, improvement in the nation's job market.
Rewards In Social Services Are Linked To Higher Education In DallasHigher education has allowed Lisa Ciminelli to get to where she is today, as assistant vice president of neighbor support services at CitySquare.
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.
Less Money In The Pot For Families On Food StampsStarting November first, people enrolled in the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, will see a reduction in monthly benefits.
Income & Poverty In Texas Still Not RecoveredTexas weathered the 2008 recession better than most states, but the state's median income remains below 2000 levels, and the poverty and uninsured rates remain high, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
Texas Has Highest Uninsured Rate, High PovertyTexas continues to have the highest rate in the country of people without health insurance and ranks among the top-10 highest in poverty.
Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The SameMitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let's see what you really pay as a percentage. Let's see what deductions you take. Let's see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
Dallas NAACP Wants Texas Lottery Shut DownThe Dallas chapter of the NAACP wants to stop seeing low income Texans pumping money into the state lottery by putting it out of business
Survey Finds 25 Percent Of Texas Kids In PovertyTexas has the second-highest birth rate in the nation and more than 25 percent of those children live in poverty.