This year’s state primary election date is March 6, 2018. The state primaries are used by political parties to determine candidates who will run for partisan offices on the general election ballot November 6, 2018. These include legislative seats in Texas along with US senators and representatives, Texas governor and statewide officials.
Early voting begins February 20th and extends through March 2nd. VAIL will be a polling place on Tuesday, February 27th from 12 pm – 6 pm at
3016 North McColl Road, Suite C
McAllen, Texas 78501
Come Cast Your Vote!
The use of Service Animals to serve people with disabilities is becoming more and more common. It is important for both service animal handlers and local public access area representatives to understand the rights and responsibilities regarding the use of these animals.
A “service animal” or “assistance animal” in Texas refers to a canine trained or equipped to help someone with a disability. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guarantees the right of people who are blind, or have other disabilities, including PTSD to be accompanied by a trained service animal in public places.
The link below provides answers to most of the questions a service animal handler or a representative of a public access area need to know.
Service Animals: Questions and Answers
You may want to explore some of the ways these animals are trained. Many interesting videos on on this subject can be found online. Below are links to some of them:
Service animals can be a huge help in allowing a person with a disability to live independently. You will probably be seeing them more frequently than in the past.
Almost everybody loves to go to the beach. Did you know there is a wonderful invention called the Mobi-Chair, which enables a person with a mobility disability to go into the water and enjoy the waves? Not only that, but did you know that you don’t have to buy one, but that you can rent one to enjoy at South Padre Island here in the Valley? Follow the link below to see how a person with a disability can enjoy the beach in a creative way with a Mobi-Chair!
Enjoying the Waves
For more information concerning the Mobi-Chair use at South Padre Island, use the following link:
Mobi-Chair at the Beach
To secure a Mobi-Chair at South Padre Island, Texas, call the South Padre Island Fire Department at 956-761-3040.
For more information about accessibility at South Padre Island, follow the link below: