LARGEST EBT ROLLOUT UNDER WAY IN TEXAS

HOUSTON -- The largest rollout of electronic benefits transfer is under way here with a pilot program that will be expanded statewide next year.About 550 retailers, including supermarkets, began accepting EBT cards in place of paper stamps Oct. 1 in parts of Harris County and all of neighboring Chambers County.The pilot, which started this month, is now in a "shakedown" period, when the system can

HOUSTON -- The largest rollout of electronic benefits transfer is under way here with a pilot program that will be expanded statewide next year.

About 550 retailers, including supermarkets, began accepting EBT cards in place of paper stamps Oct. 1 in parts of Harris County and all of neighboring Chambers County.

The pilot, which started this month, is now in a "shakedown" period, when the system can be evaluated for problems before further expansion, state officials said.

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