Local agencies cast eyes toward Austin

Fort Bend Sun - But Brian Shannon, a Texas Tech law professor who has served on the boards of the Texas Council of Community Mental Health & Mental Retardation Centers and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas chapter, hopes state lawmakers will take an in-depth look at how it allocates its dollars, especially when it comes to mental health care.

Two local agencies that focus on children and the mentally ill are keeping a wary eye on the State Capitol.

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But Brian Shannon, a Texas Tech law professor who has served on the boards of the Texas Council of Community Mental Health & Mental Retardation Centers and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas chapter, hopes state lawmakers will take an in-depth look at how it allocates its dollars, especially when it comes to mental health care.

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