Advocacy Groups Look At Overhaul Of State Foster Care ProgramThe latest overhaul of the broken Texas foster care system is getting guarded endorsement from child advocacy groups in the state.
Police: ‘Inappropriate Physical Contact’ Didn’t Happen Between Teacher And StudentPolice investigating a report of “inappropriate physical contact” between a substitute teacher and a student at Donna Park Elementary School in Hurst, determined the offense didn’t happen.
Lancaster ISD Teacher Resigns After Inappropriate Text ReportedThe school district said on Friday it notified Child Protective Services. In addition, this incident has been reported to the Texas Education Agency and to law enforcement officials.
Some Push For Degree Reinstatement For Texas CPS CaseworkersDemocratic Texas lawmakers have filed bills seeking to restore a requirement that Child Protective Services caseworkers have at least a four-year college degree, including one that would add a stipulation that the degree be in a relevant field.
Texas Republican Says State May Have To Limit Tax CutsA downturn in the state's oil and gas industry may delay or limit tax cuts in the next two-year budget.
Lt. Governor Patrick Vows Tight Spending For Next State BudgetDuring a one-on-one interview at his Capitol office Monday, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick vowed the state will keep a tight lid on spending in the next budget.
Irving Man Charged In Child Abuse Case That Left 1-Year-Old DeadIrving police have arrested a man after a 1-year-old in his care, died under suspicious circumstances.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Help Troubled Child Welfare SystemTexas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state's beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and to pay for it during a tight budget year are still very much up in the air.
Advocates: Revamp Texas Adoption Care After Mistreated TeensThe child-protection system in Texas should be revamped to better monitor adoptions and prevent a reoccurrence of the seven special-needs children found near Houston isolated and living in filthy conditions, child advocates say.
Texas GOP Leaders Okay Hiring Hundreds Of Child Welfare WorkersTop Republican leaders have given preliminary approval to a dramatic overhaul of the Texas welfare system that protects abused and neglected children by hiring more than 800 state workers.
Lawmakers Recommend $75M For Protecting Texas ChildrenSome Texas legislators have endorsed spending about $75 million for emergency salary increases and hiring more staff to protect at-risk Texas children.
Texas Child Agency Workers Visit Hundreds Of At-Risk YouthsTexas Department of Public Safety special agents have helped Child Protective Services workers check on hundreds of at-risk youths in a review demanded by legislators.