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YOUR FINAL FOUR FROM SOCIAL SECURITY
Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final...
YOUR WINNING RETIREMENT GAME PLAN
This month, a driver will take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500, skiers will stand atop the podium at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail, Colo., and a football...
Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide
Social Security announces as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the...
FROM DREAM TO REALITY WITH MY SOCIAL SECURITY
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream of an America where equality was more than a concept—where it was an everyday reality. I have a dream that one...
Social Security announces changes in certain services
To meet the increasing demands for our service, we need to make changes to how we provide some services to our customers. To protect the integrity of the Social Security...
What to know about Medicare in 2015
The New Year always brings a few changes to Medicare. Here’s a brief rundown of what to expect in 2015. The best news is that there are no changes in Medicare’s Part B...
USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Finance Rural Broadband
TEMPLE, TEXAS, December 24, 2014 – USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin announced today that USDA is soliciting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015...
HELP SOCIAL SECURITY HELP THE HOMELESS
December 21 is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the National Coalition for the...
“Hey, Doc” Answers Your Questions About the ACA Marketplace
Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) health insurance marketplace opened last week. Texas physicians want to make sure patients have all the information they...
SERVING VETERANS ON VETERANS DAY AND ALWAYS
Every day—but particularly on Veterans Day—Social Security salutes those who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. Members of the United States armed forces...
LET’S TALK ABOUT MEDICARE
October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. It’s the perfect time to talk about Medicare...
Former Eastern District of Texas Prosecutor Recognized by Homeland...
WASHINGTON D.C. – A former deputy criminal chief has been recognized by the Secretary of Homeland Security for his work on a precedent-setting work visa case in Eastern...
THREE INDICTED IN PRESCRIPTION DRUG SMUGGLING RING
WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice announced today that three Athens, Texas, residents have been indicted on charges associated with their alleged smuggling of...
Celebrate the Importance of American Freedom
The Constitution is a crucial thread in the fabric of our country’s history. As former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor once said, the Constitution changed...
FEMA Region 6 Urges You to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”
DENTON, Texas — September is National Preparedness Month, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office is urging you to “Be Disaster Aware, Take...