At the Trib's August 19 symposium on mental health at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Brandi Grissom talked about the intersection of mental health and criminal justice with Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Michael Griffiths, executive director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, and Kathryn Lewis, an attorney at Disability Rights Texas.Full Story
Adrian Garcia was elected Harris County Sheriff in 2008, after serving six years on the Houston City Council and working as a Houston police officer for more than two decades.
In 2008, Garcia defeated former Sheriff Tommy Thomas by a double-digit margin, becoming the first Hispanic elected to the office. Garcia, a former chairman of the City Council's public ...
Tearful testimony from students brought to the country illegally and a new ICE directive that stresses discretionary enforcement has raised more concerns over the state's pending "sanctuary cities" legislation.Full Story
M. Smith on the frailties of electronic voting machines, Hu on the big bump in early voter turnout, Chang talks to the national coordinator of Health Information Technology, Hamilton on why the nondiscrimination policies of state university systems don't include sexual orientation, Aguilar on the prospect of high school football referees on strike, Stiles updates our government employee salary app to include 20 more public agencies, Philpott on where the candidates in HD-52 stand on fast growth, Galbraith on damage to Texas roads caused by heavy truck traffic, Grissom interviews the first Hispanic sheriff of Harris County and my one-hour sit-downs with Rick Perry and Bill White: The best of our best from October 18 to 22, 2010.Full Story