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Snubbed by Texas lawmakers, local officials look to children for help to avoid a census undercount

Hoping to avoid an undercount of thousands of Hispanic and black Texans, Dallas, Harris and Hidalgo counties believe getting children engaged can bring families to participate in the 2020 census.

High school students between classes in the hallway at the high school in Buffalo on March 28, 2019.

An unorthodox approach

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An 'enormous challenge'

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