TxDOT grant helps expand Dell Children’s Kids in Cars program outside of Travis Co.

Program provides families, caregivers with child safety seat inspections
Kids on Cars

A woman adjusts a car seat as part of the Kids in Cars program. Courtesy Seton Healthcare Family

A program that helps parents ensure their car seats are properly installed in vehicles is expanding in April to six new counties in Central Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation provided a $320,000 grant last October to expand the Kids in Cars program, which is a partnership between the agency and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas to provide monthly child safety seat inspections.

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Cost of construction rising throughout Central Texas

Metro area sees struggles to hire laborers

For the past few years, Chris Tovar said he has struggled to find qualified management to lead construction projects for his business, Tovar Construction Co., in Leander.

“Superintendents and project managers—that has been a very difficult position to fill,” he said.

His company specializes in renovations for homes and commercial businesses. To find qualified workers, Tovar said he has utilized the Texas Workforce Commission and searched online job services, such as Indeed, or even Craigslist.

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