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Closing Accounts

As the money runs out, hard choices in elder care

My grandmother wasn't really living; she was just surviving. The person I remembered, cherished and respected was vanishing. And the most painful and saddest pa...Read More

Capitol Offense


The breadbasket wasn’t the only item passed around when Midland Republican state Rep. Tom Craddick met Chris Winkle on the night of October 21, 2002, for ...Read More

A Death in McAllen

What Noe Martinez Sr.'s death reveals about the nursing home crisis to come.

Alone in the nursing home, as Alzheimer’s devoured his mind, Noe Martinez Sr. fastened onto a sliver of memory he would never forget. His son’s name...Read More