The Internet tells us that Rita McShannon wears many hats. She's a small business owner, a real estate agent, an Oath Keeper, and a special investigator with Texas Child Protective Services. She's also, we learned yesterday, an unapologetic racist. Credit the Texas Observer's Forrest Wilder for cat ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, a bit more than a week after fairly high-ranking officials in the Russian government began lobbing allegations of unspeakable child abuse against a Texas couple, authorities have ruled the death of their adopted Russian son an accident. The Ector County sheriff's and district a ... More >>
In December Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a measure banning the adoption of Russian children to American families. The move was widely considered, and tacitly acknowledged as, a retaliation against a new U.S. law targeting accused Russian human rights abusers. Russian officials portrayed ... More >>
Perry and Tea Party make a blue Christmas for needy kids.
I'm having particular trouble this year with Toys for Tots. Put it on me for being a grinch. But, look. I see this big smarmy hoopla on the TV news every night with the weatherman and a bunch of shiny-eyed volunteers in North Face parkas handing out useless plastic Big Box crap for the poor ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen as BrunoBack in June, Michael Granberry wrote in The Dallas Morning News that "at one of those big office parks on International Parkway" in Carrollton, "a whole bunch of people got really mad" and stormed out of the taping of a television show. His 23-year-old son related t ... More >>
Associated Press Children were bused to the San Angelo Coliseum with their mothers after the April 3 raid. This morning's Deseret News has added up the numbers and come up with the figure: $12.4 million. That's what the April raid on the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado's going to wind up costing Texas taxpa ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but for one mainstream Mormon, the effects linger
When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
Despite new state and federal regulations, mentally ill Texans are still dying while being restrained by the very people they turn to for help
Or so say the proponents of 24-hour child care. The facts say otherwise.
A gun-toting fugitive gets a hand from Chuck Norris, while a father waits for help from anywhere
When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time
The Krasniqis get legal clout from an unexpected quarter
Sam Krasniqi was acquitted of sexual abuse. So why won't the state let two children have their parents -or their religion?