Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia repeatedly told reporters Thursday that he's "damn mad" about the deplorable conditions one mentally ill inmate was forced to endure at the county jail last year. "I remain damn angry and I am outraged by the recent accounts of failure in the Harris County Jail, ... More >>
It's not necessarily that Harris County Jail officials didn't know about the squalid conditions inmate Terry Goodwin was forced to live in for weeks. It's just that nobody told Sheriff Adrian Garcia about it, his office insists. Garcia would have immediately taken corrective action, according to s ... More >>
Before the Texas Legislature did something completely predictable and sold out the state's public schools declared Western Swing the state's official music, it did something slightly less predictable and appointed two people not from Austin or the Hill Country as the next two official state m ... More >>
Millet Harrison believes in the first part of this message, at leastIt's January, which means it's time once again for Millet Harrison Jr. to ask a Jefferson County court if he can leave the mental hospital he's been locked up in since he cut out his mother's brain and heart in 1994. E ... More >>
The troubled people whom Houston police officers hate to see headed their way.
In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.
Rocks Off only listens to Houston rock radio in small doses, but when we do it's usually of the classic variety. When our usual diet of AM talk radio veers into the right-wing ditch and becomes annoying instead of amusing, we pretty much shuffle between Country Legends 97.1 or the 93.7 the Arrow. On ... More >>
Even though Alexander Hatcher is bipolar and schizophrenic, he wasn't given his meds for his first three months in jail. He got in fights with the guards. Now he's sentenced to prison for a long, long time.
Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.
Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?
When the sickest of Harris County's mentally ill break down, an ACT team is there to pick up the pieces and put them back together again
Texas Lottery. Let's buy our tickets and bet on the day that Robert Arthur Pearson finally kills himself in public while we all watch
Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.