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More Texas Families Seeking Assistance Paying Heating Bills

The temperature may be plunging but that also means a lot of electric bills are skyrocketing. The harsh winter has forced more North Texans than ever to seek financial assistance or face having their heat cut off.

CBSDFW.COM–02/07/2014

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Non-Profits Recieve $10.8M To Promote Health Care Law

Non-profits based in Texas will receive $10.8 million to advertise and sign people up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

08/15/2013

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

New Program Helps Schools Combat Childhood Obesity

School districts strapped for cash are finding creative ways to fight childhood obesity.

CBS 11–09/04/2012

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Collin Co. Homeless Count Finds Varied & Growing Population

A search in Collin County has led to a disturbing find. Social workers took to the streets Thursday night and discovered the area’s homeless population is not only varied, growing.

01/27/2012

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24 Percent Of Texas Children Living In Poverty

According to a report, 24 percent of kids in Texas are living in poverty. The national average is 20 percent, making Texas one of the worst states.

08/18/2011

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United Way Cuts Funding For Dallas Organization

The United Way recently cut $244,000 from the West Dallas Community Centers — about 40 percent of the organization’s budget.

06/02/2011

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Dallas Boy Scouts Losing United Way Funding

The United Way of Dallas is expected to announce funding recipients Wednesday morning that for the first time in decades, will not include groups like the Boy Scouts and the Volunteer Center of North Texas.

05/25/2011