Texas Needs to Rank Kids No. 1 on its List of Priorities: Austin American-Statesman

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Lynsey Kluever /(512) 320-0222 x 112

August 15, 2007

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The University of Texas football team is gearing up for the 2007-08 season. One preliminary poll ranks the team as high as third in the nation, much to the delight of Longhorns fans across the state. Another set of rankings, released earlier this week, paints a much more dismal portrait of Texasâ€"Texas kids, that is. According to the 2007 KIDS COUNT Databook, Texas ranks 37thâ€"just 13 from the bottomâ€"in overall child well being.