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Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 22, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 357,000 acres over Galveston, Jackson, Montgomery, Polk and San Jacinto counties last night. Crews are planning to be uptonight completing Jackson and Sabine […]

HCESD No. 48 will hold a blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Station 5 (21201 Morton Rd) from 9am -3pm. 

When you come donate, you will receive a free t-shirt! In addition to your donation saving up to 3 lives, Chick-fil-a has also graciously provided free promotional gift cards for the first 20 people who successfully donate. If you would like to schedule your time to donate, please visit this link: http://tinyurl.com/ycsgqzdu We look forward to seeing our Katy Community come together to help save lives!

Texas Expands D-SNAP to 12 More Counties

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in 12 additional counties: Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Hardin, Lee and Walker, starting Monday, Sept. 25, and San Jacinto starting Wednesday, Sept. 27. Texas has been offering D-SNAP benefits to counties in a phased approach that began Sept. 13. Texas has had active D-SNAP programs in the majority of […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Announces Plans For $2 Million Commitment To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

 Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced plans for its $2 million donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to help rebuild Houston and the surrounding areas. “With a mission of promoting agriculture and a passion for education, it is only fitting for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to equally support these areas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO. “Recent events have illustrated that we should never take food […]

1st Annual Reign Over Cancer Walk Postponed Until February 25, 2018

Due to the massive flooding the Katy community experienced as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the continued efforts to recover from the devastation it caused, the Reign Over Cancer (“ROC”) Walk has been postponed until Sunday, February 25, 2018. The walk will be held at Cane Island and will begin at 2 p.m. Plan to stick around after the walk to enjoy complimentary food and beverages, music, and family-friendly activities. The ROC Walk will recognize people in the […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 20, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 581,000 acres over Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto and Wharton counties last night. Crews are planning to be uptonight spraying over portions […]

Texas Announces Food Assistance for Harris County

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced today that it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in Harris County starting Friday, Sept. 22. Texas has been rolling out D-SNAP in a phased approach and is expanding to Harris County in coordination with local officials. Harris County sites will run through Oct. 5. “We’ve been working closely with local officials to fine tune sites that work for people who are […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 19, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Rain reduced the amount of aerial mosquito spraying that could be done Monday night. Flight operations treated about 260,000 acres over Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties […]

Hurricane Harvey Fast Facts

The American Red Cross team members continue to work around the clock to bring food, shelter, comfort and recovery assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey Fast Facts Overnight, more than 4,000 people stayed in 22Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas. To date, there have been nearly 397,000overnight shelter stays provided for Hurricane Harvey. Along with our partners, we have served more than2.3 million meals and snacks in Texas and Louisiana. Almost3,500 Red Cross disaster workers are on the […]

Researchers compose guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects

HOUSTON — Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by a team led by clinicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with proposed guidelines for systematically dealing with the toxicities of these drugs. Their work, published today in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, confronts the two main side effects of chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, known as CAR […]