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29 November, 2020

Dallas County Reports 3,303 COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths for 3-Day Span

In the last 30 days, there have been 20 active clusters of cases in congregate living facilities, such as homeless shelters and group homes, which have amounted to 167 cases including 81 confirmed cases at one facility in the last week. The county did not specify which facility was experiencing the outbreak.

30 November, 2020

Texas Panel to Discuss Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines

As several COVID-19 vaccines continue working through trials and the FDA approval process, Texas has appointed a team of health leaders to form the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Panel. The panel will help draft recommendations about who will get the first rounds of vaccines when they are made available.

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2021 TSEU Lobby Day Caravan and Call to Action!

On Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 TSEU is calling for a massive show of strength to tell the legislature that we will fight to restore funding for public services, to protect state employee benefits and to win a real across-the-board raise. Car caravan parades, press conferences, and a CALL TO ACTION!

23 April, 2020

Toyota donated 40,000 face shields

in April of 2020, Toyota donated 40,000 face shields to protect the residents at the State Supported Living Centers and the State Hospitals. 

23 October, 2020

Now Open: A Campus That Builds Independence for Adults With Autism

29 Acres, a new supportive living community welcomed 32 adults with autism and neurodiversities to its campus in Denton County this month. Inspired by co-founder Debra Caudy’s son’s needs, 29 Acres addresses a greater need for adult autism support opportunities in the DFW area.-What the article fails to mention is that the community costs between $2900 -$3100 per month. FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE DIRECT SUPPORT.

30 November, 2020

100 miles of wheelchair ramps

A statewide nonprofit group dedicated to helping people with disabilities is marking a milestone — the construction of 100 miles of wheelchair ramps.