If you’re in the hospital, your health and your pocketbook are taking a hit.
A TV station in Seattle (6.5% Latino) tried a unique way—buying debt from people’s medical expenses, then forgiving it(!)—to improve the lives of locals dealing with cancer, The Hill reports.
‘Big Issues with the Bills’
TV station KIRO reporter Jesse Jones – a cancer survivor himself – reported a story about a cancer patient that was struggling to pay her bills and couldn’t afford further treatments.
Open jobs sit unfilled for months at a time in McKinney, Texas (19.24% Latino). Retail, restaurants, and construction businesses can’t find workers.
The people who can fill those jobs can’t afford to live in McKinney—the average home price is $340,000.
“Just think about the salary it takes to afford a house like that, and then to maintain it. You just can’t do it,” McKinney Mayor George Fuller told Channel 5 NBC. “You can get a job, but you can’t afford housing.”
On Feb. 1, 2018, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) unveiled its biennial realignment of the school districts in Texas.
“Realignment came out pretty much the way I thought it would,” said East Central Athletic Director Tony Treviño. “I thought Judson might go into [North East] ISD. I also thought South San might join us in our district.”
The up-and-down 2017-18 season for the East Central Hornets came to a close on Feb. 13 with a disappointing home-court loss to district rival Wagner, 97-72, dropping their overall record to 10-21 on the year, 2-12 in district play.
Head Coach James Rabon’s squad put up a valiant effort against the ranked Thunderbirds, but were ultimately outdone by the visiting team’s experience and athleticism.
Despite the outcome to the game and the season, there are reasons for optimism in Hornet Land.
East Central Independent School District (ISD) trustees witnessed a spirited and impassioned round of public comments Feb. 15 during their regular meeting.
The vast majority of the speakers expressed concerns regarding the proposed Valor Club mixed-used development planned for construction on and around the grounds of the now-defunct Pecan Valley Golf Course, on Southcross Boulevard on San Antonio’s southeast side.
In 1980 the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks were born to become the association’s third pro franchise in the state of Texas. While they were mired in many years of mediocrity, the team’s fortunes began to turn when they drafted Dirk Nowitzki in 1998, and owner Mark Cuban took over the team in 2000. In 2001, the Mavericks moved into their state-of-the-art new home – the American Airlines Center, and the team rewarded their loyal fans with an NBA title in 2011.
When you ask East Central Boys Head Soccer Coach Ali Goljahmofrad what the key has been to his team’s success thus far this season, his answer is a simple one: teamwork.
That teamwork was on full display on Feb. 6 at Hornet Stadium when the home team took down district rival Judson by a final score of 3-0.
“Our guys just all played together as a team tonight and when we do that, when we are all working like that, we are a tough team to beat,” he said.
TRAFFIC SUPPLIES DELIVERED TO SEVERAL NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT campuses just before the holidays are intended to improve the flow of vehicles in school zones, said District 9 Councilman John Courage. The elected representative and his staff delivered 118 traffic cones, 48 adult safety vests and nine crosswalk barricades to Bradley and Eisenhower middle schools, as well as Canyon Ridge, Encino Park, Harmony Hills, Huebner, Larkspur, Las Lomas, Stone Oak, Vineyard Ranch and Wilder...
A cold wind blew in as soon as the sun set over Hornet Stadium Feb. 2, and it was an unfortunate harbinger of what was to come for the home soccer team.
The visiting district rivals, Smithson Valley Lady Rangers, came to East Central with a full and strong complement of players, and ultimately overwhelmed the shorthanded Lady Hornets by a score of 7-0.
Located just over an hour northwest of Houston is the city of Prairie View, and the campus of Prairie View A&M University – the school was opened in 1876, and has been putting athletics teams on the field and on the court for nearly 100 years. The Panthers basketball program has called William Nicks Building (named for the school’s legendary head football coach) home since the early 1960s.
Do you get enough sleep?
If not, your lack of shut-eye could be harming your health.
In fact, for Latinos, lack of sleep contributes to heart attacks, obesity, and other big health issues.
That’s where the “Los trastornos del sueño y la promoción del sueño saludable” (the sleep disorders and the promotion of a healthy sleep) program comes in.
Los trastornos del sueño trains community health workers, called promotores, to teach people about the importance of sleep.
When San Antonio native Shirley Gonzales earned a business degree years ago, she immediately went to work to find new locations to expand her family’s local business, Bill’s Pawn Shop.
Gonzales studied the city’s historic, largely Latino Westside.
She loved the area so much, she moved her family there.
Growing up in Bryson City, North Carolina, Heath Shuler began playing football when he was 6 years old. Originally installed as an offensive lineman and then a tailback, the future SEC Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy finalist learned everything there was about the game.
For the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012, the rate of uninsured Americans rose during the fourth quarter of 2017.
The uninsured rate rose 1.3 percentage points from to 12.2% from its all-time low of 10.9% at the end of 2016, CNN Money reports according to a Gallup Poll. The increase reflects roughly 3.2 million new uninsured Americans in the U.S.
The uninsured rate for both blacks (2.3 percentage points) and Latinos (2.2 percentage points).
For the second time this season, the East Central Lady Hornets were stymied by their district rivals from Judson with a final score of 69-34.
While the East Central home team put up a valiant effort, ultimately a spate of recent injuries has put the team behind the proverbial eight ball.