Here's pulling for great weather next Friday. Students from the culinary program at the Art Institute of Dallas are planning an outdoor event to raise money for Patriot PAWS. The nonprofit organization provides service dogs free of charge to disabled veterans. The event will pit two teams from the c ... More >>
It's been nearly four years since developer Yigal Lelah unveiled his vision for Veterans Place, a sprawling mixed-use development he hopes to build on Lancaster Road, directly across from the VA Medical Center.
The development, as the name implies, is focused on returned military personnel and thei ... More >>
The difficulties faced by military veterans returning home, from elevated divorce and suicide rates to a harsh job market, have been well documented.
Turns out, many of them also don't have health coverage.
According to a study released last week by the Urban Institute, 10 percent of veterans lac ... More >>
Traumatic brain injury may be the most elusive of all war injuries. It presents itself through a number of symptoms -- mood changes, insomnia, headaches, memory loss, irritability -- and in varying degrees. The conversation surrounding such injuries recently became louder after Staff Sergeant Robert ... More >>
"When do we get to go home?" Alice Gossett inquired, a little irritably. She wore brown pajamas and soft purple booties. Tiny in her wheelchair, her feet didn't quite reach the ground.
"As soon as we get our treat!" the nurse answered, beaming at her.
Gossett was not impressed. "Never mind our t ... More >>
The Dallas VA Medical Center nurse who told a lesbian Marine her depression was the result of "living in darkness" as a homosexual will no longer be working for the VA. We first wrote about former marine Esther Garatie back in November, after the Dallas Voice broke the story: Garatie went in for cou ... More >>
Via Change.orgEsther GaratieA Dallas VA Medical Center nurse is on leave and her bosses are in full-blown groveling mode after a gay combat vet, in search of help for her deepening depression, said she was urged to come out of the darkness and to stop living in terrible lesbian sin.
"I was ... More >>
Photo by Mark GrahamJudge Mike SnipesBack in October, Sam wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park a lengthy piece about Dallas County's relatively new veterans court, which gives second chances to soldiers who come home from war -- some damaged in some way, many broke, most alone -- and turn t ... More >>
Judge Mike SnipesA little more than two months since Dallas County held its first veterans' court docket, the diversion program has grown to include nine former service members -- six Vietnam vets and three veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq -- who'll complete two years of treatment and mentoring to k ... More >>
Judge Mike SnipesA Vietnam veteran accused of forcing a 6-year-old girl into his car to ride on his lap became the first to sign on for Dallas County's new veterans court program on Tuesday, with a chance to avoid having a conviction on his record if he completes a six-month treatment program.
Ch ... More >>
Dr. Robert HaleyA little more than one month after a report by Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General accused epidemiologist and longtime Gulf War Syndrome researcher Robert Haley and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of wasting millions and failing to live up to ... More >>
Dr. Robert HaleyFor more than a decade, UT Southwestern epidemiologist Robert Haley has been at odds with naysayers over the existence of Gulf War Syndrome; here, from 1998, is Ann Zimmerman's piece in the Observer about the doc's battle with government officials who insisted that those symptoms ... More >>
Dr. Robert Haley
Ten years ago in the paper version of Unfair Park, former Observer-er Ann Zimmerman chronicled in great detail Dr. Robert Haley's war with the naysayers over Gulf War Syndrome, which Haley said existed and government officials said was nothing but a figment of sufferers' imaginat ... More >>