Posts Tagged ‘care’

Private Prisons, Public Pain

Despite a long record of abuses, GEO is still running Texas prisons.
Peter Gorman
Reeves County straddles I-20 in West Texas, between Odessa and El Paso. Pecos is the county seat, anchored in cowboy mythology. Tiny homes, many of them 100 years old and made of stone, line several dozen downtown streets; beyo...


Denial and Tragedy

SHARI JULIAN
When I heard about the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, I packed my bags for Killeen. As a former military wife, a military mom, and a clinician specializing in mass trauma, I suspected what I would find – not so much about...



Teach the Parents Well

Static
    Sometimes parents just don’t get it. They try so hard to protect little Jimmy and Janie from the disappointments of life that they lose sight of the big picture. Disappointment and rejection are coming to Janie and ...


Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...



Carrying Folks to Care

JPS’ problems extend to Arlington — but public transportation doesn’t.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Things are tough all over for poor people in Arlington – no public transit, city policies seemingly aimed at keeping low-cost housing out of town – so it may come as no surprise that healthcare for the city’s ...


Lakeside Bayou

The resident restaurant at the Southlake Hilton, Copeland’s decadent haute N’awlins fare is quite the temptress.
Jimmy Fowler
On the exterior of the modest Hilton hotel that opened last year near the Southlake town square, the sign for the resident restaurant – the New Orleans-based chain Copeland’s – is more conspicuous than the red...



Code Red for JPS

Patients, doctors, and activists say Fort Worth’s public hospital is failing in its primary job: caring for poor patients.
ERIC GRIFFEY and BETTY BRINK
Alan Cattlett spent more than a week in 2006 eating almost nothing and drinking himself almost to death, a result of severe depression.


Paying the Price for Free Speech

Karen Lewis’ worst crime, in the eyes of federal jailers, may have been talking to the Weekly.
Betty Brink
It was 2:30 a.m. when a guard woke her up and told her to pack her belongings. By 5 a.m., Karen Lucchesi Lewis was in a Bureau of Prisons bus, shackled and chained, on the way from Carswell Federal Medical Center to a holding f...



All the Needy, All the Time

ACT leaders say denial of hospital care to immigrants may be unconstitutional.
Peter Gorman
Members of a local group that is pressing Tarrant County’s John Peter Smith hospital system to provide its full range of medical services to undocumented residents say they now believe that the denial of those services may vi...


Prescription for Care

Activists say JPS can take care of immigrants without hurting local pocketbooks.
Betty Brink
Maria is 47 years old. She’s a diabetic whose kidneys are shutting down. She needs renal dialysis at least three times a week. She gets the treatment only about once a month, however, and then only after showing up in critica...