Lucie's Place, the non-profit outreach program that seeks to assist LGBT youth who find themselves homeless, announced a crowdfunding effort today that they hope will help raise the final $60,000 needed to allow them to purchase and open a transitional living home for those they help.
THIS .... The Austin, Texas Homeless Resource Center Re the Democrat-Gazette's extensive front-page article about a former Austin, Texas mayor who said a huge, state-of-the-art homeless shelter in Austin had perhaps deterred downtown redevelopment for a block or so around the building, but not elsewhere: Mayor Mark Stodola chimed in...
Supporters of a new Main Street location for a center for vets seeking counseling and a variety of day services met yesterday with Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, an opponent of the Main Street location, and House VA Committee Chair Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican, brought down by Griffin to buttress his attack on the VA for considering the location.
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.
The family of a 4-year-old girl from Harrison who fell from a moving church bus on April 19 issued a statement through their attorney yesterday, asking for privacy as the investigation into the incident continues. The family said the girl is still receiving medical care related to the incident — caught on a paramedic's dashboard camera — in which she opened the back door of a moving church bus and was flung to the pavement, with the bus driving away.
Photos taken Thursday night by Brian Chilson and David Koon, at Cummins Prison in Grady, the State Police barricade away from the prison and in front of the Governor's Mansion, before and after the execution of Ledell Lee.