| News Release|
Texas Comptroller's Office to Hold e-Texas Hearing On Public
Safety & Corrections In San Angelo
(Austin)--Critical public safety and corrections issues
in Texas will be the focus of Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton
Rylander's April 25 e-Texas
public hearing in San Angelo. The e-Texas public safety and
corrections task force hearing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at
the Boys and Girls Club of San Angelo Southside Unit, 2762 Ben
"Public safety and corrections represent a large share of state
government spending, which has increased dramatically since 1985,"
Comptroller Rylander said. "Since 1996, the Texas Youth
Commission's budget has increased 60 percent, while its population
has soared 110 percent during that same time period.
"It is critical that the state examine the juvenile justice
system. I encourage folks to come out, listen to our experts, and
give us feedback on the issues they think are critical to
improving the state's juvenile justice system."
Elizabeth Lang-Miers of Dallas, the e-Texas public safety and
corrections task force commissioner, will lead discussions on the
importance of extracurricular activities and youth programs and
how the justice system addresses juvenile prosecution.
Panelists include Claire Noelke, Tom Green County assistant
district attorney, Jose Mata, director of the Boys and Girls Club
of San Angelo, and Dominic Reyes, an Angelo State University
All-American football player.
The hearing is part of Comptroller Rylander's e-Texas citizen
commission, which is charged with developing recommendations to
help Texas state government meet the challenges of the Internet
Those who cannot attend the hearing can make suggestions on
improving the state's public safety and corrections system at: