Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.
Brian Johns suffered chemical burns over 65 percent of his body in a Deer Park plant explosion. A representative of his company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, tried to tell doctors Johns had just encountered some really hot water.
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is proud to be the home of many highly infectious, very deadly viruses and other potential weapons of biological mass destruction. And that's just in the break-room fridge!!! (Ha! Kidding.) Part of the job of keeping such things around the premis ... More >>
Three University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston employees have been fired, and the university has agreed to pay $9,143 relating to allegations of Animal Welfare Act violations. Under the settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the university did not admit or deny any wrong ... More >>
Bead throwing, laser light shows, live music and massive parades. The second weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston will kick off this Friday, February 17, with more entertainment than ever before. Not only is it the largest celebration of its kind in Texas, but it is also the third-largest in the nati ... More >>
The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?
Photos: Goldman Environmental PrizeHilton Kelley, winner of "the green Nobel"Ten years ago, by anyone's standard, Hilton Kelley was living the dream. Then just turning 40, he was in sunny California, having escaped his malodorous hometown of Port Arthur via the United States Navy. After his ... More >>
Houston mom in a FB face-off.
Study reveals overweight women blissfully unaware
Oh, the ironyGood news for chubby-chasers in Texas: a new study out of the University of Texas Medical Branch claims that "37 percent of overweight women and 10.5 percent of obese women were of the notion that their weight was normal or too low."Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, ... More >>
Galveston hosts its first annual festival of all things shrimp
It's never too early to give your children body-image issues. Doctors at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have just published a study showing how they detected obesity in 6-month-olds."Children who were obese at age 24 months were highly likely to have been obese at age 6 month ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyEntrance to the Donnellan vault below the Franklin Street BridgeTexas Traveler has spent the better part of the month checking out some of the creepiest, oldest, most interesting parts of Houston and it's neighboring cities, and to wrap up the month we have a few more ... More >>
One year later, Galveston residents like Marie Creasy have dug in for the long haul
The Scientist, a magazine that takes a skeptical look at goings-on in the medical industry, has a new report out on UTMB-Galveston's treatment of faculty in the wake of Hurricane Ike.Color them unimpressed. (Free registration may be required.)Or, maybe impressed -- just not in a good way. If you're ... More >>
Driving along Broadway on your way into the heart of Galveston, it would appear that the island has finally sprung back to life five months after Hurricane Ike passed directly over it. Stores and restaurants are open, medians are planted with fat clumps of flowers, traffic -- even on  ... More >>
Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath
Houston attorney Mike Doyle and TMI are locked in a battle over truth, lies and an employee's right to workers' comp benefits.
Remember Larry Cox, the former Texas prison inmate who graced the pages of national papers like USA Today after having a run-in with guards about a year ago and was hospitalized with injuries, only to die because of alleged prison medical staff shortages? Well, Cox’s family recently filed a detai ... More >>
Patients can lose a lot of things when they go to the hospital: That Grisham paperback, a pair of socks, maybe their eyeglasses. Marvin Simmons lost part of his skull. And the UT-Medical Branch says they can't find it to put it back. Simmons would dearly like it back, though, so he's suing.
Waiting to hear back from Dr. John D. Stobo, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch regarding today's BP settlement. We're guessing the folks at UTMB are pretty excited about the $12.5 million-deposit they'll soon be making thanks to Eva Rowe's tenacity and BP's stupidity. Stay tuned. ... More >>
One Houston preacher gave up the cross for the cult
Whole Foods wants lobsters to live large before dying
UTMB's controversial proposed deal with the city dies
UTMB is under fire in Dallas for its jail health care. So why is Houston ready to install it here?
No one's responsible for a body-parts debacle
Starbucks tries to step on the start-up of Starbock beer
A Houston softball team accuses Atlanta of being too straight
Baylor balks at budget questions and boots a new hire
Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits
Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.
She just wanted her comfortable suburban life. But when a concrete company intruded on her paradise, the homemaker turned warrior.
A film-in-progress dissects the relationship between med students and their cadavers
A mother fights for a therapeutic dive for all who need it
Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.
Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. But is anyone listening?
Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.
Dutch group makes music the old-fashioned way
Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.
If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates
In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.
A mother's complaint brings the vice squad to a Montrose coffeehouse -- and a cover-up of the offending artwork