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Feb 15 2015

Click It Or Ticket

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. In an effort to curb this deadly trend, the Texas Department of Transportation is partnering with more than 900 Texas high schools to remind teens to “Click It or Ticket.” “All traffic fatalities are tragic, but it’s especially difficult to hear about teenagers having their …

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Oct 06 2014

Fleecing Our Vets: DOD works to protect military personnel finances

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has made great progress in its quest to safeguard service personnel’s monetary solvency. Still, predatory lenders can still take advantage of soldiers who do not employ the Military Lending Act (MLA.) Texas-based payday and auto title businesses are known for using loopholes to avoid already-enacted protections. Because Texas has the greatest number of …

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Sep 05 2014

Buckle Up for Life

Toyota is the world’s top automaker. One of their slogans is “Let’s Go Places.” The automaker takes the consumer places with a full line of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota also takes communities to a safe place, a place where community partnerships are helping to save the lives of many children. Why? “We want …

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Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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Nov 18 2013

Lone Star State: Tall Tails

Hidden cameras expose problems in pet stores and flea markets, while shelters have hundreds of available puppies Dogs in the sweltering Texas heat in open-air flea markets, employees refusing to tell consumers information on the source of the dogs, and unhealthy and underage puppies pouring in from out-of-state puppy mills and brokers were among the …

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May 22 2013

Military strength depends on stopping sexual assaults

  “We must do everything we can to put an end to these abuses. They are ruining the lives of thousands of patriotic women who wanted only to serve their country but fell prey to men who abused positions of power.’ Recent allegations of sexual assault by members of our armed forces have refocused national …

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Apr 09 2013

State fails consumers: Predatory lenders to continue bad business

Statement from Joe Sanchez, AARP Texas Associate State Director for Advocacy, on the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce’s passage of Senate Bill 1247: “The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce took a step backwards today that will leave tens of thousands of Texans exposed to abusive payday and auto title loans. SB 1247, by …

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Mar 27 2013

Keep Texas Beautiful accepting apps

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards. The award program honors extraordinary students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities. Awards are given in a number of categories to elementary through college-level youth, as well as educators and youth organizers. The …

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