As Bexar County foster care system plunges deeper into turmoil, what happens next?
As a flurry of bills were being discussed at the Texas Legislature last week, even state representatives were forced to acknowledge our current foster care quandary: how do you continue to streamline and privatize the system while also increasing oversight of it?
Citing ‘unacceptable’ conditions, state puts placement hold on The Children’s Shelter in San Antonio
The Children’s Shelter in San Antonio has until 5 p.m. Monday to find new homes for its children after the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services issued a placement hold due to “unacceptable” conditions and an ongoing capacity problem.
In Corpus Christi, 85 infants were infected with COVID-19 as of July. That number has nearly doubled.
In mid-July, Corpus Christi made national headlines after a Nueces County health official said 85 babies had tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past two weeks, that number has nearly doubled, City-County Health Director Annette Rodriguez told KIII TV. Since the pandemic began in March, Nueces County has seen a total of 13,062 COVID-19 cases, according to the city’s dashboard. In Texas, nearly 460,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported as of Tuesday. Map: Track COVID-19 cases in Texas, county-by-county updates
Most young virus cases in Texas county diagnosed this month
HOUSTON Most of the 85 young children in a South Texas county who are known to have contracted the coronavirus tested positive this month amid a surge in the state, a health official said Sunday. But Rodriguez stressed Sunday that although the oldest of the cases goes back to mid-March, most of them 60 infants tested positive from July 1 to July 16. The child who died was less than half a year old and tested positive this month. The first young child from Nueces County was hospitalized in mid-June. One of the infants who tested positive is a recent newborn whose mother also has the virus, she said.