the COVID-19 pandemic

Mamie George Community Center Begins Evening Food Distribution in May

Beginning Wednesday, May 5, working low-income families in Fort Bend County will have an easier time accessing food assistance. The Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond, operated by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, will begin distributing food one evening a week: on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. “In many cases, individuals are working full-time hours but earning lower wages that won’t lift a family out of poverty.  Many people with a minimum wage […]

As FEMA Deadline Approaches The Harris County Community Services Department Launches Campaign to Assist More Residents affected by the Winter Storm

The Harris County Community Services Department Launches a Campaign to get Assistance to More Residents affected by the Winter Storm as the FEMA Deadline Approaches “The deadline for Texans to register for FEMA assistance for losses from the Winter Storms has been extended 30 days until May 20th. Governor Greg Abbott made the announcement late Thursday:  Governor Abbott Announces Extension For FEMA Individual Assistance Registration Period | Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott” Harris […]

In Just Under a Year, DAR Members Create & Donate One Million Masks and Other PPE to Communities in Need

1,400 DAR Chapters From All 50 States Serve America from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic & Give Back to their Local Communities In just under a year, members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated more than a million handmade face masks and gathered personal protective equipment (PPE) for essential workers and others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The March 17th announcement that the grassroots service project, Service to America from […]

YMCA Of Greater Houston Partners With GetSetUp To Provide Enrichment Classes To Older Adults  

The live, interactive educational platform is designed to elevate equity through obtaining new skills, prevent loneliness, combat social isolation and create opportunities The YMCA of Greater Houston proudly announces its partnership with GetSetUp, a social and learning community designed for individuals over 50, with classes led by experts available around-the-clock on every topic. The live, interactive educational platform promotes lifelong learning and will focus on supporting older adults to drive digital adoption while increasing member engagement through small, […]

Weathering the Pandemic – Texas Industries and COVID-19

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

All Texas industries have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some have struggled more than others. In the recently released December/January edition of Fiscal Notes, our office takes a closer look at some of the industries most affected by the pandemic, including hotels and motels, restaurants and bars, retailers, airlines and hospitals. “It’s been a very difficult year for all Texans, but certain sectors of the economy have been hurt more than others,” Texas Comptroller […]

Texas Tech Researcher Examines COVID-19 Impact on Fruit and Vegetable Production

Stephen Devadoss collaborated with other researchers to explore the pandemic’s effects on farm labor force and its influence on production. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many retail stores experienced shortages of certain fruits and vegetables because of the disruptions to farm labor and workers in processing. With major crop losses in lettuce, apples and grapes, a research team that included a professor from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University estimates up to […]