By sharing his experience, he hoped others would see the long-term impact of domestic abuse."It’s an ongoing battle, but we’ve overcome it and we still have got a lot to do in life," Hopkins said. It might not be your family that’s in a domestic violence relationship.usually lets his big plays on the football field do all the talking for him.Last week, the Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver opened up about a personal experience in a way he has never done before.
Consider this the guide to wining, dining, entertaining and understanding a Houston woman.1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature — including the dramatically reduced budget — take effect. Day 9: Lawmakers passed several bills that will expand protective orders to include pets and victims of teen dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.In her seven years as executive director at Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence in Houston, Jackie Pontello has witnessed some truly disturbing scenarios: battered girlfriends, spouses treated as slaves, children victimized and sexually assaulted by their own parents.Frankly, we were shocked by the stories her staff has encountered in their efforts to provide legal aid to battered women and abused children.Pontello says a recent study indicates 5 million Texans have reported being the victim of domestic abuse at some point during their lifetimes.