How many times in college did you call your parents in a panic because you found out you needed a graphing calculator the day before your math final? Or bombed an exam and called your mom to gripe? Or brought a bag full of laundry home for Christmas break? For UNT's PUSH students, these day-to-day ... More >>
The man you see at right is Brandon Yerby. He is 22. And he has been missing since Thursday. That is why, moments ago, the Dallas Police Department sent out an endangered-person alert -- because the department's hoping that maybe you've seen him.According to the police report, Yerby went missing ... More >>
A lengthy federal suit filed this morning by the national advocacy group Children's Rights says Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials have neglected their legal responsibility to the children in state care, and violated their constitutional rights, by "failing to either return them safely to ... More >>
Doesn't it seem like only yesterday that Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was telling everybody that County Judge Jim Foster was wacky? Now who wears the wacko jacket every week at commissioners court? This week Price harangued Foster for wanting to direct the county's constables to c ... More >>
Commissioner Maurine Dickey tanked a land deal to house foster kids, and now her son is brokering the land's sale.
The most troubled kids get short shrift in state care
Data Drive Thru says its ad, starring 6-year-old chimp Cody, is cruelty-free, which probably won't satisfy PETA. Didn't the first two times... Yesterday, we mentioned how the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was opposed to an ad for Dallas-based Data Drive Thru's new networking device cal ... More >>
Is the move to privatize Child Protective Services leaving huge gaps in care?
Many of our readers were as surprised as I was to find out about the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law that dictates unwanted or orphaned Native American babies be placed in other Native American families, foster homes or orphanages before they're placed with a non-Indian family. I became awar ... More >>
Cherokees step in to break up an adoptive family over race
White Oleander is blonde but ambitionless
Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas Inc.
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
After an infant died in a Cedar Hill foster home, state investigators turned up evidence of neglect and greed. The worst thing is, they already knew.
Eight years after the state took away their children, an Albanian Muslim couple take their first, bitter steps toward rebuilding their broken hearts and family
When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time
Relatives take in homeless boys under single woman's care
A single Dallas businesswoman stumbles into parenthood
Sam Krasniqi was acquitted of sexual abuse. So why won't the state let two children have their parents -or their religion?