Governor Abbott Wants To Extend SNAP Recipient Benefits To TakeOut And Drive-Thru RestaurantsTexas Governor Greg Abbott is asking the Department of Agriculture to allow SNAP recipients in the state to use their benefits for restaurant takeout and drive-thru service during the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Texas Priest Indicted On Child Sexual Abuse ChargesThe two counts arise from allegations made by a female parishioner who accused Manuel La Rosa-Lopez of courting her for sex and groping her in 2000 when she was a teenager.
North Texas Food Banks Prepare For Influx Of Families During Government ShutdownNorth Texas food charities started receiving their first inquiries this week from unpaid federal employees.
Amazon Offers Prime Discount To Those On Government BenefitsOnline leader Amazon is offering a discount on its Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.
Snap Stock To Debut Today After Better-Than-Expected IPOThe company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat is expected to start trading Thursday after a better-than-expected stock offering.
New Texas Law Allows Drug Offenders To Apply For Food StampsA law that was passed during the Legislative session is about to take effect September 1, it will allow first-time drug felons to apply for food stamps.
Cold Snap May Cost Homeowners CashThe cold snap could end up costing homeowners hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
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.
North Texas Congressman Takes Challenge Of Eating On $4.50 A DayA 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.
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.
More Older Texans Seek Food Stamp HelpMore 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.
Food Banks Worry About Possible SNAP CutsFort 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.
More Working Families Applying For Food StampsIn 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.