Lakewood Church Shooting Response


Lakewood Church shooter’s 7-year-old son loses part of his brain, according to grandmother

Posted on · Walli Carranza says her grandson, who was shot in the head during a gunfire exchange Sunday between his mother and off-duty police officers at the Houston megachurch, experienced cardiac arrest multiple times during recent operations and doctors have been unable to determine his level of brain activity.

Midtown Sunoco Station

Public Safety

Challenges remain as Houston police combat crime, homelessness in Midtown

Posted on · A division commander for the Houston Police Department says it is seeing encouraging signs after increasing its patrol presence in the vicinity of a gas station where there were two shootings in the span of a week earlier this summer.


Houston Matters

‘Sandra Bland’ Bill Aims to Protect Minorities in Police Interactions

Posted on · (Above: Sandra Bland’s booking photo at the Waller County Jail from July 2015. Photo: Waller County Sheriff’s Office via AP) Texas State Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Houston Democrat, has introduced House Bill 2702 at the Texas Legislature, what many are calling the "Sandra Bland bill." It aims to protect minorities and the mentally ill during […]

Houston Matters

Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Mental Illness?

Posted on · We all know what "coming out" means, but what if we shifted our thoughts on that? Mental illness, whether we like it or not, still has a social stigma attached to it. So what happens if a person decides to "come out" at work as having depression or schizophrenia or social anxiety — or any […]

Houston Matters

Treating Bipolar Disorder in Houston

Posted on · Whether you realize it or not, you might know someone battling with a mental illness, because nearly one in five American adults are. One such mental illness is bipolar disorder, which can manifest itself as pretty extreme mood swings, ranging from euphoric or irritable to depressed. We discuss bipolar disorder and how it’s treated in […]

Houston Matters

Spotting the Warning Signs for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Among Teens

Posted on · A community conversation about mental illness and substance abuse among teens will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clear Springs High School in League City. We preview the event, called “Speak Your Mind” by speaking with social worker Melissa Tucker and teenager Matt Ferree, who works with the Gulf Coast […]

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Child Protective Services and Texas Hill Country Wineries: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Posted on · Kristopher Sharp entered the foster care system in Texas when he was 10 years old. Until he aged out of the system at 18, he was placed in 20 different foster homes, mostly group homes. Along the way, he suffered abuse. He says face-to-face visits with Child Protective Services caseworkers were rare. On this edition […]

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