Houston Meals on Wheels Responds to Talk of Elimination

While much national outrage has been evident after the President’s preliminary budget appeared to zero-out Meals on Wheels, private donations and volunteers have actually increased around the nation. However, staff and advocates of Houston’s own Meals on Wheels, (operated by Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston) emphasize the importance of a continued federal contribution to the program that feeds home-bound seniors.
(Video: KTRK 26 News)

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Raise the Wage?

Debate Comes to Texas on a Higher Minimum Wage

Several states around the nation in the last few years raised their minimum wages, and now legislators are debating the issue for Texas. Hearings in Austin on Monday centered around 3 possible bills, with many advocates out in force. Citing the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour as a poverty wage in Texas some are calling for a raise to just above $10, or even $15 per hour. But others in the business economy warn of job loses with a raise.
(Video: KVUE – Austin)

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Raising the minimum wage would matter the most in Texas (Houston Chronicle)

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Match Day 2017:

Houston Area Medical Students Learn Their Future

An annual tradition hit Houston area medical schools on Friday as graduating 4th year students received their residency matches. Match Day, is a national initiative with medical schools and hospitals around the nation participating in facilitating matches for new doctors.
(Video: Texas Medical Center News)

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