How a weekend of hard work and a box of Star Wars Legos helps kids

How a weekend of hard work and a box of Star Wars Legos helps kids

Sep 29 2015

Wednesday: At 4:14 p.m., there is a soft e-mail chime on my CASA account. There is a new case: could I take it? Court is Monday, only two working days away. For a moment, it feels like an episode from “Mission: Impossible,” and the theme song runs through my head. I start at once, reviewing the legal paperwork for clues about family members, making an initial contact list, and sketching the first branches of a family tree. Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate Amy Ray

Meet Volunteer Advocate Amy Ray

Sep 22 2015

"We're called to love others, and this kind of my way to do that," says Amy Ray, about volunteering with CASA. Amy, a nurse practitioner, is a former triathlete who scaled back to just running after her training schedule cut into family time with her husband, cat and lab puppy. One thing she won't scale back, though, is volunteering, which she does with CASA and also Mobile Loaves and Fishes and at a soup kitchen in Bastrop. Read More