Gracie Jackson and other RISE Center staff assist persons with disabilities in l

Gracie Jackson understands Rodney and Anniessia Dencklau’s complaints regarding difficulties in navigating city streets with no accessibility for pers

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Rodney and Anniessia Dencklau and their daughter, Sarah

As Rodney Dencklau lay struggling on the ground next to his overturned wheelchair waiting for emergency responders, he thought about a dilemma he and other persons with disabilities, especially around here, have to deal with regularly – navigating their way across a city designed for “normal” people, people who can walk.

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We all react differently to each life stage as we maneuver through the years God has assigned to us. I learn something new or different every day of my life, and I pray that I never stop learning and growing as I travel on my journey.

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Eleanor Johnson, executive director of CASA of Southeast Texas
Bob and Karen Wortham, and Teri and Glen Morgan

CASA of Southeast Texas has been serving the abused and neglected children of Jefferson County for more than 20 years — speaking up for them when no one else would and ensuring that they are placed in safe and, when appropriate, permanent homes.

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Ted Cruz

The announcement that freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was seeking the GOP presidential nomination was notable for a number of reasons beyond the fact he was the first declared candidate. With several candidates with Texas ties expected to enter the race, the drama will only heighten between now and the Texas primary to be held 11 months from now on March 1, 2016.

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