Local Briefs • 02-07-14

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 9:05am

LHT receives King Foundation grant
Legal Hospice of Texas received a $10,000 grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation to continue providing legal services at no cost to clients in Dallas County.

“The grant from the King Foundation allows us, as we begin 2014, to keep up with increased demand for services and maintain our mission while reducing our dependence on dwindling government funding,” LHT Executive Director Tony Lokash said.

LHT serves 16 counties in North Central Texas with about 65 percent of clients in Dallas County.

This grant helps LHT continue improving the quality of services for clients, reducing levels of anxiety and stress in their lives,” Lokash said. “We appreciate the generosity of the King Foundation and all of our donors.”

LHT served over 600 clients last year and more than 11,000 people since it was founded in 1989. LHT addresses health related, civil legal needs of low-income individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness or HIV. LHT provides legal counsel, representation, and advocacy at no cost to clients who are HIV positive or terminally ill and reside in one of the 16 North Central Texas counties it serves.

 

Denton County Stonewall
Democrats endorse candidates

Stonewall Democrats of Denton County meet to endorse candidates on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

A candidate forum was held on Jan. 15. Among those who screened were U.S. Senate candidate Michael Fjetland, Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman and several state and U.S. House candidates.

The Stonewall meeting is at Landmark Grill, 1297 Justin Road/FM 407, Lewisville.

 

GetEQUAL TX protests
GetEQUAL TX plans to protest Coca-Cola at the company’s bottling plant in San Antonio on Friday, the opening day of the Winter Games in Sochi, and then rally to support marriage equality in Fort Worth on Saturday.

The protest in San Antonio urges Coca-Cola to expand its LGBT support from a national focus to a global one.

On Saturday, Cowtown-area activists will gather at Avoca Coffee to protest for the freedom to marry in Texas in support of a marriage lawsuit filed by a Plano and Austin couple in San Antonio federal court. A hearing for a temporary injunction to prohibit state officials from enforcing Texas’ marriage ban takes place Feb. 12.

Among the speakers on Saturday are Dallas couple Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler, who were arrested in their attempts to receive a marriage license in Dallas.

The Coke protest at the bottling plant at 1 Coca-Cola Place, San Antonio on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.

The marriage rally is at Avoca Coffee, 1311 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth on Feb. 8 at noon.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 7, 2014.

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