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.
Child Advocates Say Texas Contradicts Itself On Foster CareAdvocacy group says Texas' objections to reforms to its troubled foster care system are "grossly at odds" with state officials' statements out of court and before legislators.
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.
Texas Lawmakers Order Immediate Child Caseworker Visits"Get the National Guard or the Texas Rangers or whoever out to each house to see these kids now," said Sen. John Whitmire of Houston told Commissioner Hank Whitman.
State Leaders Call For A New Plan To Fix Child Protective ServicesWith nearly 1,000 at-risk kids being left unchecked for months, leaders are now calling for a new plan to fix Texas Child Protective Services.
Texas Foster Care Faces Budget Shortfall As Problems RiseMore Texas foster children with mental or emotional problems have helped create a $20 million budget shortfall that could double by the end of 2017.
House Committee Scrutinizing Texas Foster CareA 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.
More Child Abuse Claims By CPS Being OverturnedThe state is overturning far more cases in which Child Protective Services initially ruled that a child had been abused or neglected.
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.
North Texas CPS Investigator Fired For Racially Offensive TweetsA 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.
Texas Child Welfare Head Named Amid ProbeA senior state district judge has been named the new head of the Texas child welfare agency.