Texas Should Continue State Funding for Trauma Centers

Every year, nearly 130,000 Texans experience a traumatic injury. These are potentially life-threatening injuries stemming from motor vehicle crashes, falls, industrial events, gunshot wounds, and assaults. On July 7, 2016, the North Texas community was the epicenter of a high-profile, mass-shooting trauma incident when a heavily armed sniper opened fire on Dallas police officers, ultimately killing five and wounding nine other officers and two civilians. In the days and weeks that followed that July night, the life stories of the trauma victims who survived and those who perished were in the national spotlight. None of us who responded to this… Full Story