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DFPS commissioner: I need troopers to find at-risk children

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The sheer volume of emergencies is shocking: Five hundred high priority calls where a child’s life might be in danger have gone unanswered so far this year. 646 more words


State of Texas: In-depth - Looking for Options

“I think that this election is weird.”

Mike Ward has covered quite a few elections in nearly four decades of reporting, but none quite like this year’s race.   233 more words


Even with $40M shortfall, state will hire 550 new CPS workers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The commissioner for the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) says his agency will hire an additional 550 investigators and caseworkers for Child Protective Services in an effort to combat the current backlog involving neglected and abused children in Texas. 622 more words


State money in parents' hands: A look at Education Savings Accounts

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Key lawmakers are making plans to overhaul your child’s school during the next legislative session. The president of the Texas Senate, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick laid out his priorities in Dallas, including the idea of “Education Savings Accounts.” 471 more words


Rally against proposed state budget cuts planned for tonight

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several state agencies across Texas are being told they may have to make some big cuts to basic services in 2018 and 2019. 397 more words


Directive issued to DFPS: Fix backlog involving at-risk children

AUSTIN (KXAN) — State leader are issuing a letter to the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) outlining steps the agency needs to take to eliminate the current backlog involving the most at-risk children in Texas. 438 more words


School district not budging on transgender bathroom decision

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — The issue getting the most attention at the Dripping Springs school board meeting wasn’t even on the agenda.

According to parents, a third grader at Walnut Springs Elementary born as a boy, but identifies as a girl, has been allowed to use the girls bathroom since the beginning of this school year.  519 more words