Whenever there are active Amber Alerts across the state of Texas, we hear about them everywhere. Not only would we tell you, but chances are you'd get a push notification on your phone (iPhone users know this firsthand), you'd see the announcement off I-20 on the TxDOT message boards, and you'd for sure see a child's face plastered all over social media. Amber Alerts help bring missing and endangered children home. But not all missing children in Texas are at the center of these alerts - but they still aren't home.

28 Teen Girls

28 teen girls. 28 teen girls from right here in Texas aren't home as of this writing today, and to me, that's a major problem. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, these girls aren't just from our major cities. From Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, to Orange, Somerville, and Athens - their families need to know where they are.

So What Can You Do?

Take a moment and look. Do you recognize any of them? Do you recognize their last names? Maybe they're a family friend, or the best friend of your daughter, or the daughter of a member of your church small group. They matter.

If you do recognize them, you're asked to call 911 or 1-800-THE-LOST(1-800-843-5678).

Is Your Child Missing? Here's What You Need To Do

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says you must contact your local law enforcement immediately. Make sure you provide police with your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and descriptions of any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.

After you have reported your child missing, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST(1-800-843-5678).

HELP: These 28 Teen Girls Went Missing In June In Texas

Take a moment and look. Do you recognize any of them? Do you recognize their last names? Maybe they're a family friend, or the best friend of your daughter, or the daughter of a member of your church small group. They matter.

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On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.