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Nonprofits Work Together In New Program

Posted on · United Way of Greater Houston started its Thrive initiative in September 2008. The program bundles together different non-profit agencies to help low-income families with children become financially independent. Two years later, the organization presents its first results. Florian Martin has this report.

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Universal Breakfast Works Best In Classrooms

Posted on · An increasing number of school districts in the greater Houston area are providing universal breakfasts for students. Although it is free for all kids regardless of family income, the majority of students opt not to take advantage of the complimentary meal. But this changes in schools that offer breakfast in the classroom. Florian Martin has more.

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Mixed Opinions About Houston’s Smoking Ban On Three-Year Anniversary

Posted on · It has been three years since the smoking ban for public places in the city of Houston was implemented. The ordinance was meant to protect non-smokers and in particular employees working in bars and restaurants. Florian Martin spoke to people in Houston to find out what they think about the ban three years after taking effect.