Texas has improved when it comes to health and well-being among children but there are still problems the state is struggling to overcome.
The poverty rate is one of the biggest problems the state faces.
It has increased over the past year and approximately 26.2 percent of Texas children are currently living in poverty.
To give you a better idea, that's more than one-in four children.
Data shows chronic stress brought on by poverty and food instability does long-term damage to children's concentration and memory.
The study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Texas children are indeed doing better than they were a few years before.
For example, in the health care category, fewer Texas kids are uninsured and our child and teen death rates have declined significantly.
In the education category, more young kids are attending preschool and more 8th graders are proficient in math.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is joining forces with law enforcement partners during the Memorial Day weekend to help crack down on intoxicated driving.
As the summer quickly approaches, the City of Amarillo is encouraging everyone to practice water safety.
The Tucumcari Police Department needs your help locating a woman believed to be involved in a shop lifting incident.
The Stinnett Police Department reports that children in the area are participating in what is known as "The Choking Game."
This weekend, Texas families will have a chance to shop tax free, and save a little water and energy in the process.