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DID YOU KNOW...

8.5% is the arbitrary benchmark rate set by the Texas Education Agency for the number of Special Education Students in a school district that may receive Special Education.  Even children with severe disabilities, including deafness and blindness, can't always get special education. 

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Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) Celebrated at the 2014 Summer Bash

In 2011, Nicole Prevot, Sha'Qoya Jasper and Michelle Barnes, a noted influencer in Houston’s art world, made history by becoming three of the first graduates of the Empower Houston Leaders Class! Prevot, Jasper and Barnes had the chance to meet more recent EHL grads at our 2014 Summer Bash, an event honoring local leaders, that took place on Saturday, August 23rd.

Ask Yourself: Why Don't They Want Me To Vote?

Texas and Harris County doesn't want new voters.

WEEKEND RECAP: Food, Fun & Music at MECA

We had a WONDERFUL event this past weekend at MECA.

Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment!

TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women's right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.

Update on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

The Harris County 152nd District Court has announced that the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance will not be on the ballot this November and has removed the Temporary Restraining Order filed by opponents of HERO. Earlier this month, a petition to repeal HERO fell short of having enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot and the matter will finally be addressed in district court. A court date of Jan 19, 2015 has been set for trial.

HERO Update

This Friday, August 15th, the 152nd Harris County District Court will conduct a temporary injunction hearing on whether there will be a referendum on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO opponents are contesting the the City of Houston's rejection of their petitions for irregularities and are asking the Court to order an election. Whichever side loses, it will likely result in an immediate appeal. In a few weeks or less, we should know whether there will be an election on HERO this November. So, stay tuned. We we may need you in a hurry to volunteer to help pass HERO.
 

WEEKEND RECAP: Media Event, Community Workshop Address Dangers of San Jacinto River Waste Pits

On Friday, August 1, 2014, the San Jacinto River Coalition, Texans Together and members of the communities that surround the San Jacinto River Waste Pits welcomed renvironmental activist Lois Gibbs to Highlands, Texas, for a special press conference in regard to removing toxins from our local waters.

   

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Lois Gibbs Coming To Houston

Get more info on our community workshop with Lois Gibbs ...

TTEF Salutes Our Volunteers!!

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A Trip to Highlands, Texas

TTEF Staffer Jamaal Bachelor Recalls His First Trip to the San Jacinto River Waste Pits
 
This past weekend, I joined my Texans Together family and partnered up with the San Jacinto River Coalition for a trip to Highlands, Texas. For those that have  never been to Highlands, it is a small town accessible from I-10 headed toward Beaumont. Our group met up around 9am and gathered in the Food Town parking lot. The mission was simple: Inform as many residents as possible about the dangers lurking in their local waters and invite them to join us at a special press conference concerning the San Jacinto River Waste Pits on August 2.

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