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George honors mental health professionals at Friday …

Fort Bend County Judge KP George honored the work of Fort Bend County Director of the Behavioral Health Services Department, Dr. Connie Almeida, and Executive Vice-Chair and Professor of Psychiatry …

Q&A with NAMI Texas’ executive director about mental …

It’s been a tough year for everyone, which can take a toll on our mental health. Texas continues to set records for COVID-19 cases, and health experts fear the holidays could exacerbate an …

Health officials predict most Texans won't have access …

If a COVID-19 vaccine is ready next month, Texas health officials predict it won’t be widely available to Texans until at least July. Under the state’s vaccine distribution plan, …

KISD Police Department to participate in drug takeback …

The Katy ISD Police Department will be participating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to collect dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications Oct. 24. The nationwide …

Indigent care catastrophe courtesy Harris Health

When the public Harris Health system acquiesced or conspired with the Harris County Commissioners’ Court several years back to slash the number of hospital beds in half at its Ben Taub and LBJ …

Memorial Hermann Katy earns level 3 trauma designation

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has been designated as a Level 3 Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services after consistently demonstrating its ability to provide advanced trauma …

Janet Lee Mettey

Janet Lee Mettey, Lee Anderson, 57, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Katy, TX. Janet was born December 3, 1962 in St. Louis, MO.  Her family moved to Katy, TX in 1976. She is a 1981 …

Texas officials scramble to provide school reopening …

Weeks before summer break is set to end for millions of Texas public school students, the state still doesn’t have final rules on how schools should reopen this fall, and the picture grew only …

Internal messages reveal crisis at Houston hospitals …

HOUSTON — At Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital on Sunday, the medical staff ran out of both space for new coronavirus patients and a key drug needed to treat them. With no open beds at the public …

Houston hospital CEOs talk ICU bed capacity, encourage …

Amid reports of 97% capacity in Houston-area hospitals, their CEOs addressed the concern of ICU bed capacity for COVID-19 treatment during a virtual June 25press conference. CEOs from Houston …

Texas’ coronavirus positivity rate exceeds …

Seven weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott began allowing businesses to reopen, Texas exceeded another one of the his key metrics Wednesday when the seven-day average positivity rate passed 10%, a level that …

Coronavirus patients crowd some Texas ICUs as Gov. …

As the number of patients hospitalized with the coronavirus has reached record highs 12 days in a row, Gov. Greg Abbott and other health officials have stressed that the state has …

Number of Texans hospitalized with coronavirus hits …

Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune June 9, 2020 "Number of Texans hospitalized with coronavirus hits all-time high as experts say cases are likely to continue increasing" was first …

Texas to increase coronavirus testing — and study …

The state’s top health agency announced Friday it’s launching a study on the coronavirus’ effect on vulnerable populations in Texas, which will include data on things such as race, …

Texas sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest …

Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in May, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in over a decade, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday. The amount is 13.2% …

Capital Highlights: Texas bolsters efforts to reduce …

AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement …
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