Category Archives: Local News

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC Releases “Together Against the Weather” Campaign Ahead of Hurricane Season

HGAC has released its “Together Against the Weather” campaign, created to help residents of the 13-county region (Austin County being one of them) to better plan and prepare for hurricanes this 2019 season. Together Against the Weather focuses on helping various special needs populations in our 13-county region, as well as provide strategies and tool kits of materials to help the general population overcome challenges they could experience in advance of a storm.

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Bellville Hospital Foundation Holds Townhall Meeting [VIDEO]

Bellville Hospital Foundation Hold Townhall Meeting [VIDEO]

The Bellville Hospital Foundation along with ERH Healthcare and TRG hosted a Townhall Meeting Monday night at the Bellville High School Auditorium.  The townhall focused on the future of the hospital in light of CHI, the current managing company, terminating their lease agreement.  CHI’s management officially ends on May 7, 2019, leaving the status of the Bellville Hospital in question.

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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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