The scene outside Pearl Bar during Pride celebrations earlier this summer (photo from @pearlbarhouston on Facebook).

HOUSTON'S ONLY LESBIAN bar is receiving assistance from the dating app "designed to be deleted."

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TO THE AVERAGE able-bodied person, the cost of a walk in the neighborhood or a jog in the park is zero. For an amputee who needs prosthetic limbs to walk, the cost can be upwards of $80,000 to $100,000 for one limb. While insurance will usually help cover that cost, it's not always covered entirely, and insurance companies will usually try to insist amputees get a retro hydraulic prosthetic, instead of the updated computer-generated limbs that are standard today.

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Daniel Garcia (photo by Kelli Durham)

IN A FORMER law office on Heights Boulevard, wedged in between adorably redone bungalows and a stone's throw from the hip Mercantile development, sits a first-of-its-kind mental-health treatment facility called the Mend Center. It's not sterile and hospital-like; it's a home. This is less of a distinction than a feeling — one that is crucial for those living with chronic or severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.

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