More children in need in Comal County

Children spend time at St. Jude's Ranch for Children in New Braunfels on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

A local organization is expanding its reach as the number of foster youth in need grows alongside the population of New Braunfels and the rest of the state

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Texas — which cares for abused youth and families — is expanding to 26 more rural counties in Texas. It hopes to keep services close to the youths’ homes rather than transferring foster children to other counties.

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