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Top Stories: State Of Child Welfare In Texas; Giving Refugees A Home In Fort Worth


The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Governor Greg Abbott says the status quo at Child Protective Services is unacceptable. On Monday, he appointed new leaders for CPS, and the agency that oversees it. KERA's Justin Martin talks about the foster system with Madeline McClure, the founder of the Dallas-Based TexProtects. 

For families lucky enough to get into a new Habitat for Humanity home, extra cash means more opportunities. The organization has partnered with XTO Energy to build a house in downtown Fort Worth for the past several years. On Monday morning, crews were getting ready to move the home to its permanent location.

Other stories this afternoon: 

  • Federal securities regulators filed charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He’s accused of recruiting investors to a high-tech startup before becoming attorney general, without disclosing being paid to promote the company.
  • Each night, hundreds of teens are trafficked in North Texas, that’s according to New Friends New Life, an organization that helps trafficked girls and young women get their lives back on track. 

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.