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Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

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AUSTIN, Texas – Recent improvements to the long-troubled juvenile justice system in Texas are already in jeopardy, if a just-released survey of officials in 73 county youth probation departments is any indication. The state's newly created Juvenile Justice Department has emphasized community-

AUSTIN, Texas - With new signs that Texas is recovering from the recent recession faster than expected, social-services advocates are calling on lawmakers to reverse some of the more painful budget cuts implemented last year. But state leaders so far are showing few signs they will change course, wa

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AUSTIN, Texas - A new study of elderly, low-income Latinos reveals significantly higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than previous estimates. The report's lead author, Marguerite DeLiema, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, says that, at first glance, abuse of

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AUSTIN, Texas - The for-profit prison sector would have been hit hard by the Great Recession had it not been for expanded federal immigration enforcement. That's according to a just-released report by The Sentencing Project. States suffering budget shortfalls, like Texas, have trimmed prison populat

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SAN JUAN, Texas - Housing advocates are warning Texans who have fallen behind of their property taxes to beware of letters from law firms offering to pay the back taxes. Those offers of assistance could lead to lost homes. It's all-too common in areas hit hardest by the recent recession, according

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HENDERSON, Texas - An east Texas high school senior who reported being raped on campus by a fellow student in 2010 was wronged when she was punished alongside her alleged attacker, according to a finding this week by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The decision clears th

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AUSTIN, Texas - With the Obama administration's decision Friday to defer the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented U.S. residents, immigration is fast emerging as the sleeper issue this election season. Texas border-community advocates are predicting an increase in p

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EL PASO, Texas - The number of illegal border crossings from Mexico has dropped sharply in recent years, but that hasn't slowed human-rights violations against border-area residents, according to community advocates marching in El Paso today. Two years ago, 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez Guereca was s

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