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Commissioner Douglas King Honored by Texas House and Senate [VIDEO]

Commissioner Douglas King Honored by Texas House and Senate [VIDEO]

On Tuesday February 5, 2019 former Austin County Precinct 4 Commissioner Douglas King was honored by both the State Of Texas House and Senate. Commissioner King was tragically killed on December 17, 2018 in a work accident while repairing a piece of equipment with some of his crew. Senator Lois Kolkhorst introduced SR 125, honoring King while Representative Ben Leman introduced H.R. 171. In attendance during these readings were the King family as well as friends and staff from Austin County.

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Austin County One of Eight-County Regions Selected For Local Health Assessment

Austin County One of Eight-County Regions Selected For Local Health Assessment

The Center for Community Health Development (CCHD), a research center within the Texas A&M School of Public Health, is conducting a local health assessment. Participants will be recruited by letter then contacted by phone –landline/cell – to request them to participate in the survey. Respondents may participate on the phone or online. Assessment results assist local organizations and communities understand the health-related needs of their residents. It is also used to secure funding to develop and improve health infrastructure and increase access to care like: rural transportation, mental health services, service coordination, patient education, physical activity and medication assistance. Please be aware of this when checking your mail.

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Here’s A Google Map Of The Austin County Justice Center And Where It Will Be Located

Here’s A Google Map Of The Austin County Justice Center And Where It Will Be Located

After we wrote about the passage of Prop A the biggest question that seemed be circulating was “Where is this going to be located?”.  So, we reached out to Kenneth Burns, owner of Burns Architecture, LLC, to see if he couldn’t possibly get us a Google Map with the new Justice Center overlaid in it.  He was kind enough to comply and sent us a rendering for the public to see.

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