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TribuneFest: Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/5/13

Root reports on Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis and their gubernatorial moves, Satija on the new force in the state’s water wars, Murphy’s interactive on the most expensive water projects, M. Smith looks at grades for schools, Aaronson sorts out changes in women’s health programs, Aguilar finds some harmony between the U.S. and Mexico, Batheja on upgrades to the state’s 911 system, Dehn and Koh on new penalties for hit-and-run drivers, Grissom on possible interference in a criminal case, Hamilton on a positive focus at UT, Rocha on the outcome of the third special session: The best of our best for the week of August 5 to 9, 2013.

TribuneFest: Is Cost Containment Possible?

At the Trib's April 25 symposium on health care at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. David Warner of the LBJ School of Public Affairs talked about the escalating cost of health care with Michelle Berger, president of the Travis County Medical Society; Jesus Garza, president and CEO of the Seton Healthcare Family; Dan McCoy, chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas; and Tom Suehs, former executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services.