Texas Activists Say They Will Bail People Out Of Jail To Protect Them

Date: 23 April, 2020 | By : 

Local community activists said they would begin bailing defendants out of some of Texas’ largest county jails to protect them from the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Texas Organizing Project announced it would focus on bailing out people with low bonds in Harris County, Dallas County, Bexar County, and Fort Bend County.

On Tuesday Harris Count

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Houston Seeks OK To Use Pandemic Aid To Close Budget Gap

Date: 23 April, 2020 | By : 

Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking the federal government to let Houston use $404 million in aid to help close its ballooning budget gap and reduce the number ofexpected furloughs.

Rules for the CARES Act, part of the $2 trillion stimulus passed by Congress last month, prevent the city from using the dollars where they are most needed: the budget.

The fun

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Abbott Says COVID-19 Cases Are 'leveling Off,' But Stay-at-home Order Stands

Date: 23 April, 2020 | By : 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott painted a positive picture of the state’s battle against COVID-19 on Tuesday, but said it’s not yet time to fully reopen the economy.

The number of people testing positive for the corona virus is “leveling off” and has remained mostly under 1,000 new cases a day, he said, even as testing has accelerated.


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Not A Lot Of Good Options’ To Help Collapsing Oil Prices

Date: 23 April, 2020 | By : 

Governments around the globe are scrambling to figure out what, if anything, they can do to arrest the collapse of oil prices, which fell below zero on Monday.

With stay-at-home orders cutting a third of the global oil demand, the usual methods of small production cuts or filling the nation's oil reserves are unlikely to do much to move markets, raising question about go

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You Must Know Additional Local Government Assistance

Date: 06 April, 2020 | By : 


The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating a competitive and diverse economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston’s workforce, with special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranc

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Trump Signs Coronavirus Stimulus Bill With Billions In Relief For Texas

Date: 03 April, 2020 | By : 

House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Friday morning, March 27, 2020. When members of the House return to Washington on Friday to approve a $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus, and send it to President Trump, they will enter a Capitol where every facet of life has been altered by a pandemic. (Anna Mo

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Date: 03 April, 2020 | By : 

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Coronavirus Funding Options

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unpr

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