Monsanto Seeds Cause Rash, Halting Launch

Monsanto Corporation ceased the launch of a chemical designed for crop seeds in the wake of reports stating that the chemical causes rashes on people. This is the latest instance of complaints regarding the company’s product that was approved by U.S. environmental regulators.

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Houston Astros Earn History

On November 1st, 2017, the Houston Astros played the 7th game in the final set of the World Series – and won.

As Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “We went from 51 inches of rain to a 5 to 1 clincher. WOW it doesn’t get much better than that.”

We are proud to call Houston our home, and very proud of our baseball team, the Houston Astros.

 

Congress Prevents Consumers from Suing Companies Like Equifax

The Senate voted Tuesday night to eradicate a contentious rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being coerced in many cases into private arbitration.

No Democrats or independents favored the move. All but two Republicans — John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — voted to revoke the rule.

George Slover, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union, declared the vote “means that big financial companies can lock the courthouse doors and prevent consumers who’ve been mistreated from joining together to seek the relief they deserve under the law.”

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(URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/business/senate-vote-wall-street-regulation.html )

RESOURCE CENTER IN LAFAYETTE – OPEN SEPT 5th – 8th

By Cindy Nations
September 4, 2017

THE HARVEY RESOURCE CENTER is opening in Lafayette, Louisiana tomorrow. It will be open from Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 8. The center will serve as a resource hub for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Charitable organizations will be providing hot meals, clothing vouchers, personal care kits, resource referrals, mental health and pastoral care, and more …

Please help spread the word. For more information, click here.

Hurricane Harvey Update August 30th

By Cindy L. Nations

August 30, 2017 – The rain finally stopped yesterday evening and the sun peeked out in time for sunset. Today we have blue skies, clouds, and some mild wind. It is not raining, at least not in this part of Houston. Don’t be fooled by this picture perfect scene that I am describing. Houston and the surrounding areas are devastated. Not only is the floodwater not going down in some areas, it is actually expected to rise, primarily due to the controlled release and overflow of water from nearby reservoirs. There are over 17,000 people in Houston shelters. Some people are still evacuating and being rescued. Many streets and freeways remain impassible. The schools and the airports are closed. Most businesses are closed. We managed to open our Houston offices today and are working normal hours. All of our staff and their families are safe, but several of them had to evacuate their homes and many have suffered extensive property damage. This is just the beginning of what will surely be a long, difficult road to recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors who are now in the patch of this monstrous storm.

TEAM UP WITH JJ WATT TO HELP HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

By Cindy Nations
Update September 15, 2017

Well, you’ve probably heard by now that JJ Watt has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey (if not, please see below.) It started out as a way to provide some assistance and help out with the hurricane relief efforts. The fundraising goal was $200,000.00. The response was overwhelming! As of this moment, the campaign has been shared over 500,000 times, more than 208,000 people have donated and the total raised so far is $34,348,262!
The fundraising portion of JJ’s campaign ends today at 5:00 p.m. central time. If you want to be a part of this incredible outpouring of support, make your contribution now by clicking here!

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August 30, 2017

There are lots of organizations accepting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. One that you may not have heard of is being coordinated by J.J. WATT.

#99 Defensive End of the Houston Texans, known for crushing quarterbacks on the football field, is known off the field for his compassion and altruism. He truly cares about people and constantly uses his celebrity status to help others in need.

Mr. Watt has started a funding campaign to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The response has been overwhelming! He has already raised $5 MILLION DOLLARS!

You can rest assured that this money will be used to provide aid and support to those in need. Let’s help him reach the next goal of $7 million dollars.
DONATE HERE: www.youcaring.com/jjwatt