Politics

Texas Foster Care Children Exposed To Sexual Abuse, Given Wrong Medication And Neglected In Unlicensed Placements, New Report Says

Posted on · The federal judge overseeing the decadelong lawsuit against Texas for conditions in its foster care system cut this week’s hearing short. She proposed all parties involved, including the governor, “cut to the chase” to identify solutions.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Foster Care Ruling, and Actor Barry Bostwick on Rocky Horror (Oct. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a court ruling on the state's foster care system. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's. And actor Barry Bostwick talks about his role in the The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Houston Matters

What’s Next for the State’s Foster Care System?

Posted on · In March, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the State of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. The court appointed two Special Masters to oversee the system revamp. Francis McGovern and Kevin Ryan began their appointed positions in April. Then, earlier this month, the Special Masters […]

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Revamping Foster Care and Building Better Suburbs: Wednesday’s Show (November 30, 2016)

Posted on · In March, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the State of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. The court appointed two Special Masters to oversee the system revamp. Francis McGovern and Kevin Ryan began their appointed positions in April. Then, earlier this month, the Special Masters […]

Houston Matters

Judge Orders Revamp of Texas Foster Care System to Continue

Posted on · Last week (March 21, 2016), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the State of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. That ruling leaves intact a December 2015 ruling by Judge Janis Graham Jack, who declared the system "broken" and unconstitutional. In ordering the overhaul, Judge Jack […]

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Foster Care, Zoning, and Allergies: Wednesday’s Show (March 30, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (March 21, 2016), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the Sttate of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. That ruling leaves intact a December 2015 ruling by Judge Janis Graham Jack, who declared the system "broken" and unconstitutional. In ordering the overhaul, Judge Jack […]