Galveston

The daughter and I went down to Galveston today for the Mardi Gras celebration. We went to the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux parade on the Seawall and then strolled the Strand, collecting 30+ strands of beads between us, plus some cups, candy, and a stuffed animal. The devastation from Hurricane Ike is evident throughout…

A Family Tragedy

[Updated] A teenage son with a history of mental illness, off his medication, got into a heated argument with his parents. It escalated, and they called a crisis intervention hotline. The person at the hotline chose to send the police. When a police officer came to the door, the son opened it. A struggle ensued.…