Tag Archive: meals

May 19

Vacation Costs: Keep a lid on it

Summer vacation is right around the corner. I’m not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you’ll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. You do have …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/vacation-costs-keep-a-lid-on-it/

Sep 28

Bossing the poor around:How about a bill banning soda sales at the House of Representatives’ cafeterias?

I spent a few months on food stamps this year. As a single woman in San Diego, I qualified for $70 a month — less than a dollar per meal. But I’m lucky and I’m unusual because many of my friends are farmers and gardeners and I know how to forage wild foods. Determined to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/bossing-the-poor-aroundhow-about-a-bill-banning-soda-sales-at-the-house-of-representatives-cafeterias/

Jun 17

Farm bill to affect the hungry

The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates today of the serious impact that a House-proposed farm bill could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits and the struggling Texans who rely on them. A similar bill with fewer cuts passed the Senate Monday evening. The most drastic change under debate, to a state policy …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/farm-bill-to-affect-the-hungry/

Apr 30

Lone Star State: Courage, grace in West Texas

Last week, the small town of West, Texas suffered a terrible tragedy when an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility ripped through the community. Approximately 200 people were wounded, and at least 14 lost their lives. Among these are many of the volunteer first responders who bravely sacrificed their own lives in order to protect …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/lone-star-state-courage-grace-in-west-texas/

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/what-happens-when-you-cant-pay-your-medical-bills-2/