Articles in Social Issues

March On for a United Community

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Pastor Kirk Freeman, of CrossBridge Church, shares his early misconception of what MLK Day meant to him, his epiphany of the real significance of the day, and what it means to him, as well as so many other Americans. ... Read full article

The Esperanza Court: Hope for the Hopeless

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The Esperanza Court offers a solution to the prostitution problem, and a way of hope for the very women that society has deemed as hopeless. ... Read full article

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s & How to Help

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Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. While most of us eventually notice delayed thinking and occasional problems remembering things, learn about more concerning symptoms. ... Read full article

Help Us Put Some Medal Behind Helping A Child

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Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch currently serves special needs children in our area by engaging their sensorimotor and neuromotor systems to create functional change and confidence. ... Read full article

A First-Time Fiesta Event for The Recovery Community - Preventing Relapse on a High Use Day

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Fiesta and alcohol often go hand in hand, but this year it doesn’t have to. Fiesta originated as a way to salute the heroes of historic battles at the Alamo and San Jacinto. In 2018, we are honoring our community in recovery who fight the battle of a... Read full article

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 16, 2018, as Religious Freedom Day

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Faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of our Nation.  On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate the many faiths that make up our country, and we commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our... Read full article

Four Reasons Why We May Not Be Giving

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According to the Barna Research Group, 17 percent of American adults claim to tithe, but only 6 percent actually do. As someone who talks money with people, I can attest that my antidotal evidence through daily conversations have yielded similar rati... Read full article

BOX OF JOY BREAKS ITS RECORD SHIPPING SMILES TO IMPOVERISHED KIDS

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BOCA RATON, Fla. – Oct. 23, 2017 – Picture a child unwrapping her first gift ever: a box of toys, games, stuffed animals--even a note from a new American friend. Multiply that by 60,000, and you’ve got Box of Joy 2017. Now in its fourth year, and cap... Read full article

Believe It Foundation Provides Opportunity for Physical Inclusivity

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Since 2008, the Believe It Foundation has made a way for children with physical limitations to be included in activities alongside their typical peers. Andrew McAllister, a 31-year-old affected by cerebral palsy since his premature... Read full article

Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

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One thousand children are waiting to be matched with a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of South Texas. Some will remain on the list for years. 14-year-old Eric V. Lewis, Jr. was once among that number. Registered at age 5 by his single... Read full article