Little Alex Hill would have been turning four-years-old this Friday. But rather than celebrating their child's birthday, the toddler's parents have only the bitter consolation of seeing a judge in Milam County hand Alex's foster mother a life sentence for murder. The life sentence is a small victor ... More >>
Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as she talks. There are no physical indicators that signal the start of a seizure, but Faith's mother can tell one is on its way. Everything about raising Faith involves watchi ... More >>
Here's what we know about Uneeda Newsome-Talley, and her foster care child placement agency, America's Angels: the agency is accused of negligence related to a foster parent's boyfriend allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. We know that, in its two years of existence, the agency has repeatedly been ... More >>
A scathing, 86-page report called out doctors who "subverted scientific integrity" for money.
Come to think of it, not even this guy would approve of what these losers didWe spend a lot of time here wandering about in the pits of human depravity, but this one is about as depressing as it gets. Simply put, earlier this week, a thief or several thieves broke into the Longview storage f ... More >>
The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of the chief child psychiatrist of a state-run treatment center for the mentally ill after the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services accused him of sexually assaulting teen boys in his care over the last 20 years. According to the board ... More >>
A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.
Jessica Tata spurs lege to actBlink once and you might have missed state rep Carol Alvarado's bill in the House Urban Affairs last week that offered at least one more stopgap measure to prevent the West Houston daycare fire that took the lives of four small children. Former day care operator ... More >>
‚ÄčIt may never rise to the mythic stature of the Hatfield-McCoy family feud, but the Schmidt and Hinson families of Pasadena are doing their best to keep alive their long-standing neighborly donnybrook, which a month ago cost one woman her life.Before things turned deadly late 2009, the two familie ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger
Keith Plocek Send the little fundamentalists home. That was the decision earlier today as a state appellate court ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize some of the more than 400 children they took into custody during a three-day raid in early April of the 1,700-acre Yearning F ... More >>
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is busy determining what to do with all the kids from the FLDS, but meanwhile, another group of children under TDFPS care is alleging abuse. Eight immigrant youths from the Hector Garza Treatment Center, a facility for unaccompanied minors, h ... More >>
Critics want the diocese to explain why this Roman Catholic priest is still celebrating Mass
Did the Devereux Treatment Center provide the care Cecilia Garrett needed or did it drive the young teenager to her death?
Did something go very wrong at Gloria and Kenny Rogersís group home in Brazoria County? Or are they and their kids victims of a power-hungry CPS?
A state program was supposed to give moms a safe place to drop off unwanted newborns. Then why are so many babies still ending up in the trash?
He was hurt by his mother, ripped away from the foster parents who loved him and put in an institution where he was abused. That's when Alice and Ellery Riha really decided to fight.
Accusations of abuse closed "Mama" King's Galveston day care. But do they hold water?
Why Gary Gates won't let CPS walk away
Children's Protective Services thinks Gary Gates abuses his kids. Gary Gates thinks CPS abused his family. Who's abusing who?