Texas governor opens homeless campsite amid feud with Austin

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, from left, Terry Flakes, Kim Smith, and Tracy Botlinger have lunch at their camp in south Austin, Texas. Texas' Republican governor is creating a homeless campsite on state land amid an escalating battle with liberal leaders in the state capital over people living on the streets. National advocates for the homeless said Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 they couldn't recall another state making such a move, which follows Gov. Greg Abbott's months-long feud with Austin on Twitter. The encampment site covers 5 acres on the outskirts of downtown.