The 2020 Census is coming up soon and will shape Texas’ future for the next decade. For a state as large and diverse as Texas, the Census can be a challenge to make sure everyone is counted. Counting every person is not only a constitutional mandate, it is essential to ensuring that Texas can thrive for years to come. view article arw

The number of children in Texas shelters increased slightly last month, even as the number of migrants arriving at the border has surged. Federal officials say more than 144,000 migrants were apprehended or denied entry in May, a 13-year high — and more than half of those were families with children. About 8% were unaccompanied minors, who are sometimes sent to these shelters temporarily if officials cannot find U.S.-based sponsors to take them in. view article arw