So, Ms. Laubenberg, you'd rather have these folks homeless on the street, perhaps burglarizing your house instead of receiving re-entry services? Where would you have them go? For once the Texas Department of Criminal Justice called a spade a spade:
Uh, so where in any community isn't near somewhere that kids play? Or perhaps we're just concerned with Rep. Laubenberg's kids?
A spokesperson for the TDCJ told us "there's such a 'not in my neighborhood mentality' that it's impossible for these people to get back on their feet."
"That is absolutely not true. The way you get someone back on their feet and rehabilitated is you put them somewhere where there is accountability, where there is structure," Laubenberg said.
She and the sheriff say they are fine with halfway houses in Collin County, as long as it's in an appropriate place, not a half block away from where kids play.