Lobby of Convention Center. Photo by Brian Chilson.
Just a half hour after the noon opening of the C.A.R.E. free clinic at the Statehouse Convention Center, 200 patients have signed in and more are lined up outside the door. Entering patients are being greeted with loud cheers and applause from a sea of red-shirted volunteers; these folks, sign-in people, escorts, technicians, nurses, doctors, are making things go smoothly. At the sign in tables: Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and his wife, Shanti. Video and photographs momentarily.
Matthew Carey of Grapevine has his blood pressure taken.