Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Traumatized Girls Get Inadequate Therapy from County Probation, Group Finds

More than half the kids in Texas’ juvenile justice system have some history of sexual abuse, domestic violence or some other major trauma, and—according to work from a UT researcher last year—for girls, a history of trauma is the number-one …


Until her son got sick, Latricia Jones never thought much about the air she breathes or who was polluting it. At 31, she’d spent nearly her entire life in Corpus Christi’s Hillcrest neighborhood, living next to two oil refineries, one owned by Citgo and the other by Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.

Texas Book Festival Field Guide

As ever, the 2012 Texas Book Festival promises to be a big stuffed omelet of literary goodness appealing to bibliophiles of every stripe. Whether you’re drawn to the achingly serious, the bracingly risqué, or the delightfully loopy, the Festival has …