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House Committee Scrutinizing Texas Foster Care

A legislative committee examining ways to better-protect youngsters in Texas foster care will convene for the first time since two foster children drowned over July Fourth weekend.

07/24/2014

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More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being Overturned

The state is overturning far more cases in which Child Protective Services initially ruled that a child had been abused or neglected.

05/26/2014

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Spike In Texas Foster Deaths Triggers Safety Plan

State child welfare officials are releasing new safety guidelines following a sharp increase in the number of Texas foster care deaths due to abuse or neglect.

10/25/2013

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North Texas CPS Investigator Fired For Racially Offensive Tweets

A veteran North Texas special investigator with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, also known as CPS, has been fired after using racially inflammatory remarks on her personal Twitter account.

CBSDFW.COM–08/01/2013

Texas Child Welfare Head Named Amid Probe

A senior state district judge has been named the new head of the Texas child welfare agency.

11/14/2012