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Cold Snap May Cost Homeowners Cash

The cold snap could end up costing homeowners hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

04/14/2014

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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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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Food Banks Worry About Possible SNAP Cuts

Fort Worth food pantries are concerned major budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, may increase their already difficult burden.

07/15/2012

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More Working Families Applying For Food Stamps

In offices across North Texas, and the state, more and more people are lining up to try and get help feeding their families. Applications for SNAP, or food stamps, are up 70-percent in just two years.

11/15/2011