Posts Tagged ‘care’
Despite a long record of abuses, GEO is still running Texas prisons.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
JPS’ problems extend to Arlington — but public transportation doesn’t.
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 ...
The resident restaurant at the Southlake Hilton, Copeland’s decadent haute N’awlins fare is quite the temptress.
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...
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
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.
Karen Lewis’ worst crime, in the eyes of federal jailers, may have been talking to the Weekly.
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...
ACT leaders say denial of hospital care to immigrants may be unconstitutional.
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...
Activists say JPS can take care of immigrants without hurting local pocketbooks.
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...