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'For the City' seeking volunteers for Greenville home repairs, maintenance

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The event serving seniors and others is scheduled for May 31-June 3.

  • In Greenville, organizers are looking for volunteers to participate in this year’s “For the City” event. It’s coming up in about a month. “For the City” matches teams of volunteer workers with local residents in need of yard work, roof repairs, light construction and outdoor painting. The event serves elderly residents and others in need. Potential volunteers can find more information online at forthecity.info. This year’s event is scheduled for Wed. May 31 through Sat. June 3.
  • Senate Bill 10, a bill that would give retired teachers their first cost-of-living adjustment in a decade, has passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature. TPR Education Reporter Camille Phillips has more.

Unanimous votes in both the Senate and House show there is widespread support for increasing monthly benefits for retired teachers. But the percent of the increase and other details aren’t final yet. Now that SB 10 has passed the House, it’s up to the Senate to decide whether or not it accepts the changes the House made to the bill. The Teacher Retirement Fund hasn’t had a cost-of-living adjustment since 2013 –greatly reducing the purchasing power of retirees. Teachers who retired after 2004 have NEVER received an adjustment.