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City Opens Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

Posted by vcv on December 6, 2014 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (51)

City Opens Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions has opened its in-house, low-cost dog and cat spay/neuter clinic.

As BARC developed the Healthy Pets Healthy Streets targeted spay/neuter program over the last year, it has become clear that Houstonians want to be responsible pet owners. By opening this low-cost spay/neuter clinic, BARC is granting access to this normally high-priced service to Houstonians that may otherwise not be able to afford it.

Pricing for the spay/neuter services will range from $29 to $65 depending on the gender, size and medical condition of the dog or cat. The entire surgery process will only take one day. Pet owners can drop off their pet at around 7:30 a.m. and pick them up between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic is located at 3200 Carr St., 77026.

BARC's goal is to provide these services to thousands of owned pets annually. In addition to spay/neuter services, BARC also has a wellness clinic that offers annual vaccinations and monthly preventatives for pets.

The simplest, but most powerful thing you can do to help BARC, and pets throughout our community, is to talk to your friends, neighbors, and family about caring for pets responsibly. To donate to BARC online or for more information, visit

Source, CM Gallegos December 2014 Newsletter

METRO East End Testing to Begin Early 2014

Posted by vcv on December 11, 2013 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

2014 Cost of Living Adjustments Increase

Posted by vcv on December 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Social Security Administration announced that there will be a 1.5% cost of living adjustments (COLA)  for  Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries for 2014.  This marks the third year that there has been a COLA increase.  

Texas has 3.6 million Social Security beneficiaries, which includes retired workers, disabled workers widows and dependents.  In the the 29th District, 70,446 receipients will benefit from the increase.  

Sometimes, a Social Security  COLA increase is offset by an incease in Medicare Part B premiums or deductibles which affect recipients who are at least 65 years old.  For 2014, the good news is that the Centers for Medicare & Medicais (CMS) has announced that there will no increase for 2014, resulting in even more money in the pockets of beneficiaries.

Paper statements are NO longer mailed due to the Paperwork Reduction Act to save taxpaper money. 

To view your  Social Security  benefits, visit: 

For more information on the cost-of-living adjustment, visit: or call the  Social Security Administration's toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.

-Information provided by Rep. Green Winter 2014 newletter.


Friends of Gus Wortham

Posted by vcv on October 25, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Friends of Gus Wortham | Help Save and Preserve Texas' Oldest 18-Hole Municipal Golf Course


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To report animal cruelty

Posted by vcv on August 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

To report abimal cruelty call, SPCA  at 713.869.7722.

To report vicious stray animals call, Officer Salazar with Eastside Patrol division, at 713.926.4800..