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Richland Hills police chargrf Brent Troy Bartel with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly carving a pentagram on the back of his 6-year-old son. (credit: Richland Hills Police Dept.)

Father That Carved Pentagram On Son Committed To Mental Health Facility

The man that carved a pentagram on his son’s back in December 2012 has been committed to a mental health facility, according to the Tarrant Count District Attorney’s office.

02/27/2014

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

Bill Allowing Patients To Refuse Drugs Considered

People living in state homes for the disabled would get the right to refuse psychoactive drugs under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature.

04/09/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Review Mental Health Programs

Republican and Democratic state senators agreed Wednesday that Texas must do more to help the mentally ill by providing services before a crisis or crime takes place.

05/09/2012

Doctor Fired From Mental Illness Facility For Sex Abuse Allegations

The doctor at the state-run facility allegedly sexually abused two residents.

11/17/2011