We are a Texas-based organization, so it’s no wonder that this site has a Texas tag. However, Texas is a huge and diverse state, and much of what goes on here is applicable to people and communities throughout the nation. As a state with a uniquely visible political culture, two major research universities (The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University), and four of the 11 largest cities in the nation, there are many reasons for non-Texans to keep their finger on the pulse of the Lone Star State.
“We’re overrun.” That’s how the director of immigration legal services at the Catholic Charities of Central Texas describes the influx of new clients needing help navigating lawful federal government immigration and entry programs.
In Fort Worth, some paramedics are doing things differently: scheduling visits to treat patients in their homes. This idea — what’s called mobile integrated health care — is gaining traction as a way for hospitals to save money.
Texas currently has 21 active veteran’s treatment courts. But Brown County would be the first county in a non-major metropolitan area with this court if commissioners approve it.
The East Austin facility aims to help those with mental health issues and will offer 24-hour access to primary care and behavioral health services. The 40,000 square foot complex will be able to house 50 individuals.
The Denton County Mental Health Treatment Court program was established in 2015 to offer support to mentally ill residents convicted of certain offenses. Participants will have their case dismissed and expunged after completing the program.
A coalition of more than 100 immigrants, activists and former inmates marched through downtown Austin on Wednesday.
“The capacity crisis is probably the worse that I’ve seen. There’s been once or twice in my career that I have seen the children sleeping in offices being an issue before. I think this is probably the longest that I remember it being an issue, and the most consistent.”
More than 1,600 Texas veterans have stepped out of the shadows to talk about their marijuana use with legislators, the media and anyone else who’ll listen to their harrowing tales of painkiller addiction and suicide. They’re the vanguard of the medical marijuana lobbying effort that’s making battle plans to bring their cause to Texas lawmakers Read more