Rusk State Hospital

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Sheriff Adrian Garcia Is 'Damn Mad' About Conditions Uncovered at the Harris County Jail

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Sheriff Launches Investigation After Inmate Found in Cell With Bugs, Garbage and Feces

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Five Texans Who Will Never Be Official State Musician

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Millet Harrison Jr.: Dude Who Removed His Mom's Brain Says He's Better Now

    Millet Harrison believes in the first part of this message, at least​It'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 >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Houston's Craziest: The 30 Worst

    The troubled people whom Houston police officers hate to see headed their way.

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Houston's Craziest

    In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    The Eagle Has Landed

    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 >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Gone to Hell: Mental Illness and Harris County Jail

    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.

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    Parents plead with the state not to shut down the state schools for the mentally retarded. But it looks like a done deal.

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Icebox Revisited

    Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Hands On

    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

  • News

    November 25, 1999


    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

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Trouble in Mind

    Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.

  • Music

    March 2, 1995