San Antonio, TX passed a law with teeth and fines prohibiting giving to panhandlers. They fled to Austin, TX where they are received with open arms and encouraged and enabled. When I went to a Texas border town, I was surprised there was not a panhandler in sight. Guess they pass through quickly on through on their way to Austin. Although I am sure there are genuine homeless among them, I have observed some getting into late model cars at the end of their "work day". There are adequate agencies to help them if they simply reach out.