The Texas Juvenile Justice Department is hearing testimony from a contingent from Corsicana regarding the future of the Corsicana State Home.

The TJJD announced earlier this month it planned to close the facility.

Local leaders are addressing the TJJD staff at today's public hearing being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin.

Transcripts from today's public hearing will be presented to the full TJJD board at its meeting on July 26, when a final decision on recommending its closure is expected.

The state's Legislative Budget Board will have the final word on the TJJD's decision.

Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs is at the meeting and will be reporting on the hearing later today.

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