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On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the House Committee on State Affairs held an interim hearing to study if the state is adequately prepared for economic, natural, or man-made disasters. Under the direction of Chairman Byron Cook, the committee heard testimony from various relevant agencies.

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:00am

The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief continued its statewide tour this week in Arlington. Texas Impact was disappointed that members of the committee silenced witnesses who testified that legislators could ease the strain on local property taxpayers by accepting federal funds to provide health insurance to low-income Texans.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:00am

­­­On Thursday, April 21, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee held an interim hearing to discuss the Refugee Resettlement Program in Texas. The committee’s interim charge given by the Lt. Governor is to “study the impact to the state of the increasing number of refugees relocating to Texas, including the range of health and human services provided. Examine the authority of the state to reduce its burden under the Refugee Resettlement Program, and any state-funded services.”

Event Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

RSVP for our new Better Neighbors webinar, April 29!

Join us Friday, April 29 at 11AM for our first Better Neighbors webinar. Dr. Rosanna Barrett, director of the Texas Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, will discuss how communities of faith can promote health equity in their communities. Congregational Outreach Director Scott Atnip will talk about other opportunities for local communities of faith to partner with state agencies as part of Texas Impact’s “Better Neighbor” initiative.

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Note: this op-ed originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Friday, April 15. Find the original story here.


Texas should accept billions of dollars in federal funds to secure vital infrastructure across our state, reduce bottlenecks and congestion in urban areas, improve accessibility in rural areas and ease pressure on local taxpayers.

No, it’s not highway funding; it’s Medicaid.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 5:30pm

San Antonio IPL co-sponsored the Regional Air Quality Strategy Session in San Antonio on April 5, making a strong case for the city to develop an action plan so that San Antonio can address air quality concerns and combat climate change. They were mentioned in NowCastSA - read the full story here.

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Event Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 5:30pm to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Earth Day is a great time to engage your religious community in a call for action on climate! This year, join with communities of faith around the country to learn, reflect, and act during Faith Climate Action Week, 2016.

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

On Tuesday, March 29, Texas Impact traveled to Houston for a Better Neighbors presentation and discussion about human trafficking in our state. The gathering at John Wesley United Methodist Church, complete with fellowship and an abundance of homemade treats, included powerful and thought provoking stories from human trafficking victims in Texas as well as an encouraging dialogue about opportunities for faith communities to address human trafficking in their communities.

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Event Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

For immediate release April 5, 2016 

For more information contact Bee Moorhead 

512-636-3135 or bee@texasimpact.org

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