HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Younger Barbara Bush Looks to Global Health

Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.
Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.

Six years after her father left the White House, Barbara Pierce Bush says that she is happy where she is now — heading a nonprofit she co-founded in 2008 called Global Health Corps — and that she has no plans to run for office.

Patient at Dallas Hospital Diagnosed With Ebola

Ebola virus virion. Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.
Ebola virus virion. Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a patient in a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus — the first case reported in the nation. 

 

 

The Brief: Abbott and Davis to Clash Once More, With Feeling

State Sen. Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott before their debate at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance in Edinburg on Sept. 19, 2014.
State Sen. Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott before their debate at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance in Edinburg on Sept. 19, 2014.

The major party nominees for governor — Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis — hold their second and final debate tonight in Dallas. The smart money is on an encounter similar to the first one held 11 days ago in Edinburg.

Disability Groups Hope Turnover Leads to Reform

Austin State-Supported Living Center employee Tamika Mays is shown with resident Rebecca Hadnot in 2011.
Austin State-Supported Living Center employee Tamika Mays is shown with resident Rebecca Hadnot in 2011.

Advocates for Texans with disabilities are seeking serious reform in the 2015 legislative session — and they're hopeful that the turnover in statewide offices in November might help them get what they've long sought.