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Attorney: Bill Contains ‘A New Way to Punish the Parents’

Pardo Family Vindicated After Abuse From CPS

After the Texas government kidnapped a child from an innocent family and forced them into a traumatic year-and-a-half-long battle, the Pardos finally have some justice. In a press release Tuesday, the Texas Homeschool Coalition—a nonprofit that has been involved in...
Tarrant Judges Defy Voters

Tarrant Judges Defy Voters

In a closed meeting, concealed from the eyes of the public, the district judges of Tarrant County—led by Judge David Evans—stripped Judge Alex Kim of a job the people elected him to do in November 2018. Last Thursday, Texas Scorecard broke the story about the...
Pardo Family CPS Case Dismissed, Controversy Closed

Pardo Family CPS Case Dismissed, Controversy Closed

A court case between a family accused, without their knowledge, of medical child abuse, resulting in the removal of their child from their custody by the state’s Child Protective Services agency, has been dismissed by a Kaufman family court judge. The case, which has...
Attorney: Bill Contains ‘A New Way to Punish the Parents’

Commentary: Your Child is Next

What a tragic day for Texas families. While I am not at liberty to discuss due to the judge’s orders, here is what I can say about what transpired from my personal experience as a medically complex parent, advocate, and concerned citizen of the State of Texas....
Texas Senate Passes Patrick’s Conservative Priorities

Texas Senate Passes Patrick’s Conservative Priorities

After passing a conservative budget in which they forced the state to live within its means and kept their hands out of the Rainy Day Fund, the Texas Senate is nearing completion on passing all of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s robust reform agenda—allowing him to take a bit...
CPS: An Agency Above the Constitution

CPS: An Agency Above the Constitution

The Texas House of Representatives stopped dragging their feet 50 days into session and have finally begun putting vulnerable children first. On Wednesday, March 1st the house began with HB 5 which proposed a shift of bureaucracy. This bill would separate the...
Senate Seeks CPS Reform

Senate Seeks CPS Reform

In his recent State of the State Address, Gov. Greg Abbott declared Child Protective Services reform as his first emergency item this legislative session. He grimly reminded lawmakers that “over one hundred children died in CPS care last year”. CPS first came under...
Leach Calls CPS Reform an Emergency

Leach Calls CPS Reform an Emergency

In the wake of stunning tragedies that revealed systemic problems in the state’s Child Protective Services and foster care systems, conservatives have been calling for major reform. Today, State Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) issued a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott and members...