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Article Title Publication Name Date Published Category State
Laredo Health Department monitors Blue Bell product recall www.lmtonline.com/ Apr 6, 2015 Environmental Health,Food Safety TX
Cottage food program slated for Oct. 14 in San Antonio http://today.agrilife.org/ Oct 8, 2014 Environmental Health,Food Safety TX
Hundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas Hospital Reuters Sep 20, 2014 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
El Paso health department confirms 5 new cases of West Nile virus; other mosquito-borne illnesses also detected http://www.kvia.com Sep 10, 2014 Environmental Health,Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Measles Case Confirmed in Tarrant County 5NBCDFW.com Jul 23, 2014 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Some Clinics, Pharmacies Low on Flu Vaccine Supply NBC News Dallas-Fort Worth Jan 27, 2014 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Flu vaccine hard to find as demand surges amid record hospitalizations Dallas News Jan 11, 2014 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Health Department Suspends Food Permits on Texas A&M Campus http://www.kbtx.com/ Oct 5, 2013 Environmental Health,Food Safety TX
Houston Gears Up For Obamacare, Despite GOP Opposition NPR Sep 27, 2013 TX
Measles outbreak linked to megachurch CNN Aug 27, 2013 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Measles outbreak strikes North Texas NBC Nightly News Aug 27, 2013 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Megachurch at epicenter of measles resurgence The Today Show Aug 26, 2013 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Long lines for immunizations an annual event, health officials say news-journal.com Aug 16, 2013 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Harris County Health Department confirms cyclospora cases in area Associated Press Aug 7, 2013 Food Safety TX
Foodborne illness erupts in county http://www.dentonrc.com/ Jul 17, 2013 Environmental Health,Infectious Disease/Immunizations,Food Safety TX
http://www.khou.com/news/local/Harris-County-Health-Department-closes-Humble-restaurant-after-patrons-sickened---212995661.html http://www.khou.com/ Jun 25, 2013 Environmental Health,Infectious Disease/Immunizations,Food Safety TX
County health officials to begin mosquito trapping to test for West Nile http://www.dentonrc.com Mar 10, 2013 Environmental Health,Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Pediatric flu shots for privately insured Dallas children in short supply Dallas Morning News Jan 15, 2013 Preparedness,Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Small gains made in Plano farmers market case www.planostar.com Dec 12, 2012 Environmental Health,Food Safety TX
San Antonio public health agencies offering vaccinations at polls San Antonio Business Journal Oct 23, 2012 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Local Health Departments Gearing Up for Immunization Season NewsWest 9 Jul 26, 2012 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Fit City Honored for Best Practices Tyler Paper Jul 13, 2012 NACCHO in the News TX
Cuts on Public Health Spending Take a Toll on Anti-Tobacco Efforts The Eagle Jul 8, 2012 NACCHO in the News TX
State rule change means most insured kids won't get free school vaccinations this year Dallas Morning Star News May 28, 2012 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
“Doc” Honored for 35 Years of Public Health Service Tyler Morning Telegraph May 1, 2012 NACCHO in the News TX
Plano restaurant inspections go high tech with QR codes Pegasus News Mar 28, 2012 Environmental Health,Food Safety TX
Presley: Health Venture Infeasible The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Feb 23, 2012 Budget Cuts TX
No Partnership Between City and County on Health Department KFYO Feb 23, 2012 Budget Cuts TX
Tarrant County Launches New Get Healthy Initiative KERA Feb 8, 2012 NACCHO in the News TX
Health officials urge no tap water for neti pot users statesman.com Dec 29, 2011 Infectious Disease/Immunizations TX
Health officials urge no tap water for neti pot users statesman.com Dec 29, 2011 Environmental Health TX
Board of Health to Look into Possible City County Health Department KFYO Dec 14, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Program is created to fight diabetes Laredo Sun Nov 4, 2011 Chronic Disease TX
Lubbock Leaders May Study Joint Venture for Health Services Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Nov 2, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
City Votes to Save Lubbock Health Department KCBD Oct 27, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Lubbock Council Votes to Keep Health Department Intact Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Oct 27, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Budget Cuts Threaten Food Safety Research Center The Texas Tribune Oct 24, 2011 General Interest TX
Fit City: A Year Old, Fit City Challenge Getting National Attention Tyler Paper Sep 25, 2011 NACCHO in the News TX
City Panel Says 90-Day Fix Possible Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sep 16, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Some Council Members Want Change To Budget Process Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sep 12, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
City OKs Compromise Budget Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sep 8, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Lubbock Board of Health Assembles Group to Study Budget, Services Fox 34 News Sep 8, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Group to Look at Health Dept. Options Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sep 7, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Health Board Meets Wednesday to Discuss Budget Options Fox 34 News Sep 7, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Health Board Meets Wednesday to Discuss Budget Options Fox 34 News Sep 7, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Lubbock City Council Approves Citibus Rate Increases During First Budget Reading KCBD Aug 30, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Community Invited to Public Hearing on Lubbock’s Budget KCBD Aug 28, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Council Votes to Hold Off Suspending Health Department Services for 90 Days Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 25, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Councilman Wants 60 to 90 Day Extension on Health Dept Closure KCBD Aug 24, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
City of Lubbock Vs. The Working Poor Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 24, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Lubbock City Manager Says Immunizations at Health Dept. to Stop August 31st KCBD Aug 22, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
City Health Funds Cuts Amarillo Globe-News Aug 7, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
New Austin/Travis County Health Chief Says He Wants to Share More Data with Public American-Statesman Aug 1, 2011 General Interest TX
Proposed City Budget Would Close Health Department Fox 34 News Aug 1, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
The Monitor State, Federal Cuts Spur 14 County Layoffs Jul 27, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Agency Gets 1 of 12 Grants in U.S. to Grade Travis County’s Health American-Statesman Jul 25, 2011 NACCHO in the News TX
Central Health Board Asks for More Data Before Setting Tax Rate American-Statesman Jul 21, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Health District Presents Budget to Travis Commissioners with 8 Percent Tax Increase American-Statesman Jul 20, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
New Metro Health Chief Ready for a Challenge My San Antonio Jul 14, 2011 Good News TX
Metro Health Chief Ready for a Challenge Express-News Jul 7, 2011 General Interest TX
City Explores Options for Budget Times Record News Jul 6, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Nueces County Starts Budget Discussions KRIS-TV Jun 16, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
With Additional AIDS Funding Denied, Local Health Services Look for Options KVUE Jun 6, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
City Budget Myths Obscure Structural Issues Houston Chronicle May 25, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Budget Cut Mean More Work for Health Inspectors KTRK May 19, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Texas May Get Indoor Smoking Ban KXAN May 17, 2011 Good News TX
More City Workers Laid Off Thursday KTRK ABC 13 May 12, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Study reveals Wichitans can do more to lead healthier lifestyle Times Record News May 10, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Health ranking less than stellar Times Record News May 6, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Is Health Program for Needy Travis County Residents Growing Too Fast Austin American-Statesman May 5, 2011 General Interest TX
EDITORIAL: Wilco's health is the best in Texas Round Rock Leader Apr 25, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Jails Brace for Influx of Mentally Ill Houston Chronicle Apr 25, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Franklin County: 12th healthiest county Mount Vernon Optic-Herald Apr 13, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Here's to our health: Collin County ranks high on health study Allen Community News and Voices Apr 11, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Collin County No. 1 in health rankings Plano Courier Star Apr 10, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Here's to our health: Collin County ranks high on health study Star Local News Apr 9, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Project names WilCo healthiest county in Texas Cedar Park Citizen Apr 6, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Williamson County ranks as Texas’ healthiest county Taylor Daily Press Apr 5, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Measles cases in Tarrant County the first in 17 years Fort Worth Star-Telegram Apr 5, 2011 Immunization TX
East Texas counties rank both high and low in new county health study Daily Tribune Apr 4, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
County rankings show good health for Montgomery County in every area but pollution Ultimate Magnolia Apr 4, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Fort Bend among Texas' top 10 counties for positive health factors, but near bottom in pollution Ultimate Pearland Apr 4, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Texas House Budget Deals Blow to Harris County Houston Chronicle Apr 4, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Study Shows Sharp Differences in Potter, Randall Health Rankings My High Plains Apr 1, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Study Ranks Texas Counties by Health The Texas Tribune Mar 30, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Once again, Williamson County is healthiest in Texas Salud Mar 30, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Southeast Texas falls near bottom of new health rankings Beaumont Enterprise Mar 30, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Coastal Bend counties not unhealthy, but not healthy, either Corpus Christi Caller Times Mar 30, 2011 County Health Rankings TX
Cases of H1N1 flu cause concern in El Paso, Juarez Houston Chronicle Mar 29, 2011 Immunization TX
Texas Cuts Force Police to Care for Mentally Ill Houston Chronicle Mar 13, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
Soda Tax to Battle Childhood Obesity in Texas Jacksonville Daily Progress Mar 7, 2011 General Interest TX
Don't ignore meningitis symptoms The Eagle Mar 6, 2011 Immunization TX
Study Shows More Young People are Abstaining from Sex Reporter News Mar 4, 2011 General Interest TX
HIV Meds Program on State’s Chopping Block Dallas Voice Feb 10, 2011 Budget Cuts TX
South Texas health officials take notice as flu cases increase Corpus Christi Caller Times Jan 5, 2011 Immunization TX
Area Residents to Observe AIDS Day amid Local Setbacks Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Dec 1, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
Area Teen to Deliver Message to State Lawmakers Backing Statewide Smoking Ban Fort Worth Star-Telegram Nov 23, 2010 General Interest TX
Flu Shots Urged in Schools Houston Chronicle Nov 7, 2010 General Interest TX
Some Sickening Flu News San Antonio Express-News Nov 4, 2010 General Interest TX
BPA Common in Groceries, Study Finds Dallas Morning News Nov 3, 2010 General Interest TX
Are Emergency Water Supplies Safe Fed and States Can't Tell for Sure Chicago Tribune Oct 26, 2010 General Interest TX
OPINION: For Our Health, We Should Ban Public Smoking San Angelo Standard-Times Oct 23, 2010 General Interest TX
Event Aims to Increase Latinos' HIV Awareness San Antonio Express-News (SACultura) Oct 15, 2010 General Interest TX
Budget Cuts Could Cut Life Short for Central Texans Fighting HIV KXXV-TV News Channel 25 Oct 7, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
Healthy Expansion Denton Record-Chronicle Sep 28, 2010 Good News TX
Travis County’s Central Health Breaks Ground on Braker Lane Clinic Community Impact Newspaper Sep 24, 2010 Good News TX
Low-Income Families Find Fine Local Fare at Tarrant Farmers Markets Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sep 16, 2010 General Interest TX
Southside Clinic Receives Funding for Lead Detection San Antonio Express-News Sep 9, 2010 Good News TX
Austin Rally Protests Proposed State Cuts in Community-Based Health Care Dallas Morning News Sep 2, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
Vector-Borne Diseases Growing as Threats to U.S. Public Health: Climate Change, Travel Linked to Illness The Nation’s Health (American Public Health Association) Sep 1, 2010 General Interest TX
Decline in Local Property Values Leads to Leaner Government Budgets The Monitor Aug 20, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
Pollution Police Proposed for County Houston Chronicle Aug 17, 2010 Budget Cuts,General Interest TX
Harold Higgins Recognized for Contributions to Public Health Tyler Morning Telegraph Aug 14, 2010 Good News,NACCHO in the News TX
One Shot Fends Off 3 Strains of the Flu Houston Chronicle Aug 8, 2010 General Interest,H1N1 TX
Health District Fanning Out to Take Community's Pulse on Care Austin American-Statesman Jul 30, 2010 General Interest TX
Annex Offering Health Services to East Fort Bend Houston Chronicle Jul 30, 2010 General Interest,Good News TX
Willow Bend School Clinic Won’t Reopen Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Jul 23, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
Mental Health Programs Hit Hard in Proposed Budget Cuts Austin American-Statesman Jul 7, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
PRESS RELEASE: Tarrant County Public Health Honored for Excellence in Public Health Tarrant County Public Health Jul 2, 2010 Good News,NACCHO in the News TX
Travis Health District Expands Number of Psychiatric Beds for Indigent Patients Austin American-Statesman Jun 16, 2010 Good News TX
Indigent Health Care Policy Tightens Denton Record Chronicle Jun 9, 2010 General Interest TX
Dr. Guerra’s Corner Metro Health Newsletter Jun 1, 2010 NACCHO in the News TX
A Year Later, a Wary Look at a Killer Houston Chronicle May 10, 2010 H1N1 TX
Wilco Tightens Indigent Health Care: Proof of Citizenship Now Required KXAN Austin May 6, 2010 Budget Cuts,General Interest TX
Hospital District to Take on Public Health Role Houston Chronicle May 2, 2010 General Interest TX
County Audit Approved Jacksonville Daily Progress Apr 26, 2010 Good News TX
Health Dept. Identifies Job Cuts ABC 13 Mar 19, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
H1N1 Vaccine Readily Available for North Texans




Fort Worth Star-Telegram Mar 16, 2010 H1N1 TX
Harris County Sheriff's Office and Health Department's Budget Slashed KHOU Mar 10, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
Rockwall Ranked among Texas' Healthiest Counties Rockwall County Herald Banner Feb 26, 2010 County Health Rankings TX
McLennan County Sees Mixed Results in National Health Study Waco Tribune-Herald Feb 21, 2010 County Health Rankings TX
Bexar Ranks Low in Urban Health Report San Antonio Express-News Feb 18, 2010 County Health Rankings TX
Collin County Is Healthiest County in the Region; Tarrant Is 37th in Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram Feb 18, 2010 County Health Rankings TX
State Report: Crossroads Counties Not in the Best or Worst Health Victoria Advocate Feb 17, 2010 County Health Rankings TX
Keeping Navarro Healthy: Health Department Needs Financial Shot in the Arm Corsicana Daily Sun Jan 9, 2010 Budget Cuts TX
County Strikes Inmate Care from Health Clinic Contract Tyler Morning Telegraph Oct 13, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Health Care Debate Heats Up at Home KLTV7 News Oct 12, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
County Cuts Public-Health Funding El Paso Times Sep 26, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Council Finalizes Cuts for HIV Outreach Dallas Voice Sep 24, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Big Cities Bear Brunt of Cuts The Wall Street Journal Sep 18, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Dallas City Council to Vote Today on Whether to Reinstate Funding for HIV/AIDS Services Dallas Voice Sep 16, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Budget Cuts May Result in Closing of Day-Labor Center Fort Worth Business Press Sep 14, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Teen Pregnancy Funding is More Critical than Ever Corpus Christi Caller-Times Sep 8, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Lubbock Budget Includes Higher Fees, No Police Raises Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 28, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Citizens Voice Concerns over Proposed Cuts in AIDS Funds Dallas Voice Aug 27, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Hospital Budget is Delayed over Mental-Health Money El Paso Times Aug 25, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Health Board Cuts Not Complete Shock to Chairwoman Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 18, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Short-Staffed Dallas Clinic Turns Away Patients CBS11TV Aug 18, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Health Board Members Irate about Proposed Department Cuts Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 15, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
City Health Under New Leadership

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 13, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Board of Health to Tackle Proposed Budget Cuts, Restructuring Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug 13, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
Health Board Leader Says Changes Doable Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Jul 10, 2009 Budget Cuts TX
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