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Death Watch: Texas Set to Kill Mentally Disabled Man
Few hours remain for Supremes to step in
"...Wilson is mentally retarded and execution of the mentally disabled is, in fact, unconstitutional. Unless you're in Texas –..."

Aug. 7, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: A Hard Life, A Disabled Man, A Death Sentence
Ibarra's lawyer cites IQ test, family history in last-ditch appeal for death row case
"...traction with different appeals – that Ibarra is intellectually disabled, and that his conviction was tainted by three different..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Sun to Set on Severely Disabled Patients
Austin State Supported Living Center cottages to be shuttered
" and learning disabilities, Novy asserts not all cognitively disabled people thrive under the "least restricted" environment. The other..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Death Watch: Intellectually Disabled or Mentally Ill?
Three cases raise the question
"...his attorneys filed an appeal contending Williams is "intellectually disabled" and therefore not subject to execution...."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Sun to Set on Severely Disabled Patients
Austin State Supported Living Center to close seven homes
"...non-Austin SSLCs (in Brenham or San Antonio) pushes the disabled further from guardian oversight...."

Aug. 11, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Kane Disabled
How long had Mikel Kane's beef been brewing?

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Changes for Cap Metro's Disabled Riders?
Cap Metro announces more cost-cutting proposals

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Capital Metro Strike Possibility Throws Parents of Disabled Children Into Total Panic

Jan. 31, 2006 Postmarks

Evicted and Helpless
Disabled residents to be forced out of state supported living center
"...unmanageable behavior. Cook was left nearly hopeless about her disabled son's future. That is, until she found refuge for..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Naked City
A one-day event seeks to link top Web designers with nonprofits who need them
"...constructors join with local nonprofits to bring blind and disabled Internet users into the winner's circle. Well imagine no..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B
Be the most knowledgeable voter at your Oscar party
"...Lines," we meet the 16-year-old Chau, a Vietnamese teenager disabled due to the effects of Agent Orange. Placed in..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Programs A & B
"...we meet the 16-year-old Chau – a Vietnamese teenager disabled due to the effects of Agent Orange – who,..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Sessions
A sex therapist helps a man living in an iron lung experience human intimacy; John Hawkes and Helen Hunt keep things from becoming prurient.
"...assignment to pen an article about sex and the disabled person, O’Brien (John Hawkes) faces the fact that he..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean director of The Host, is back with an exquisitely rendered murder mystery fraught with psychological suspense.
"...her 27-year-old son, Do-joon (Won), a simple, perhaps mentally disabled, young man who, though easily confused, may often understand..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tax Bills Mailed Out
Don't blame us, we're just telling you
" (512)-854-9473 to request a mailed copy. Seniors and disabled taxpayers should also call that number if they're interested..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The mentally handicapped again are used as vehicles for our own best intentions.
"...intentions and a rousing message about "mainstreaming" the mentally disabled – whom, the movie quite seriously suggests, have been..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Pauline & Paulette
This Belgian drama tells a deceptively simple story about the complex relationships of four elderly sisters, one of whom is mentally handicapped.
"...unfortunate modern narrative affectation that has mentally handicapped, physically disabled, or mortally ill characters teach otherwise healthy characters the..."

April 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Other Sister
"...addressing the implications of (non-platonic) love among the mentally disabled. Somehow, though, all this laudable gusto for getting down..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Waterdance
" co-director and screenwriter Jimenez's real-life experiences (he became disabled in 1987), The Waterdance recounts the struggle of a..."

May 22, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Death Watch: Despite SCOTUS Ruling, Inmate Again Faces Execution
Blaine Milam, who may be disabled, is set for death Jan. 21
" trial and subsequent appeals, that he is intellectually disabled, presenting evidence of IQ scores in the low 70s..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Federal Judge Legalizes Vote-by-Mail
U.S. District Judge Fred Biery allows universal vote by mail
"...Judge Biery ruled that all Texas voters are currently "disabled" under state election law, and therefore eligible to vote..."

May 19, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Jarrott Productions’ The Herd
In this staging of Rory Kinnear’s domestic drama, a birthday celebration reveals the stress fractures of caring for a disabled child
"...isn't keenly felt. That's because Andy was born severely disabled, so for the two decades of his life, he's..."

April 14, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Senate Votes to Close Austin State Supported Living Center
Despite guardian opposition, Senate passes bill to close Austin SSLC
"...dozens of family members of the intellectually and physically disabled, the Texas Senate passed legislation that would allow for..."

April 14, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Property Tax Angst Starts Early
Council ponders ‘surplus,’ raising exemption – and anti-tax backlash
" exemption for homeowners aged 65 or older, or disabled – currently $51,000 and unchanged since 1986. And a..."

March 17, 2014 News Post by Michael King

On Death and Life
Dealing with the death penalty and other notable bills heard this week
"...Supreme Court ruling banning the execution of the intellectually disabled was among a list of death penalty-related bills left..."

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Playing Chicken in the House
Dems make offer to GOP to get things moving; GOP refuses
"...ID – such as insurance reform, tax relief for disabled veterans and more.”..."

May 23, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

"Not the Finest Moment for the DPS"
Investigator blames inadequate and poorly trained security staffing, malfunctioning equipment for security breach
"...was understaffed and undertrained, and electronic security equipment was disabled or not properly functioning. That was the conclusion of..."

June 19, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Enable the Disabled -- or Else
"...litigation campaigns to help make the ADA effective for disabled Texans. Since filing seven lawsuits in 1997 to commemorate..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Dominic Luxford

Smart Enough to Die
In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for mentally retarded defendants. Still, Texas finds a way.
"...term "mentally retarded" is steadily being replaced by "intellectually disabled" in the general lexicon, it remains the standard term..."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The People's Gallery at City Hall Shows Women With Disabilities in a New Light
The Bold Beauty Project of Texas exhibits portraits of courageous women from across the state
" nonetheless. Photographs of Winters, along with 19 other disabled women, are currently on display at City Hall as..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Feature by Laura Jones

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