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Day after day, we listened to families’ stories. And we hoped to God that we told them in a way that made others care.
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It wasn’t yet Christmas morning, but it may as well have been for Cindy Barrientes and her children. More than 10 people stood outside, bearing dozens of presents, new mattresses, household supplies and food for their family.
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How Waco is working together to improve families' education, finances and health.
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Recovery in rural areas and small towns like Tivoli, Bayside and Austwell is vastly different from cities like Houston, where public and private funding flooded the city as quickly as Harvey’s rains did.
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Little has been done to boost the number of affordable rental units since Harvey struck.
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