Representative Jacey Jetton Files Medical Reciprocity Bill

State Representative Jacey Jetton

State Representative Jacey Jetton announces a bill giving doctors and nurses the ability to practice in Texas. House Bill 1780 gives doctors and nurses the ability to practice in Texas if their license is substantively the same as what is required in Texas.    “In the wake of COVID-19, Governor Abbott provided a fast-track for certain medical professionals to obtain a license to practice in Texas,” Jetton said. “House Bill 1780 will provide greater access […]

Harris County Commissioners Court Approves an Additional 2.6 Million Dollars in Eviction Prevention

Harris County Commissioners Court approved additional spending of $2.6 million to speed rent relief to residents who have lost jobs due to the COVID-19 event. The program seeks the involvement of Harris County property landlords in support of the eviction prevention measures. The program obtained approval at the January 26, 2021 Harris County Commissioners Court meeting. “Harris County continues to search out available funding to provide relief to our residents during this time when so […]

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You and Those You Love

Get Tested for COVID-19 – Find an HCPH Test Site Near You Four in 10 people who are infected don’t know they have COVID-19 because they don’t have symptoms, but are still contagious. Find out if you have the virus by getting tested. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, and most people haven’t, the risk is increasing for you and your loved ones to contract the virus. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising nationally and […]

Bayou City Art Festival Scheduled to Return in Fall 2021

The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of Bayou City Art Festival, announced the return of Houston’s signature in-person art event, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, in October 2021 in accordance with current health and safety protocols mandated by the City of Houston. “We look forward to welcoming our artists, sponsors, guests and nonprofit partners back to an in-person festival in the fall when we anticipate the City of Houston will allow large in-person […]

UHV To Stay In Phase 2 Of Reopening Plan For At Least Semester Start

University of Houston-Victoria administrators announced Monday afternoon that the university would remain in Phase 2 of the university’s COVID-19 reopening plan when the spring semester begins on Jan. 19. “We made this decision based on the high hospitalization rate in Victoria County and the infection rate in Texas,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “The safety of our campus community continues to be of paramount importance.” The university previously moved its reopening plan from Phase 3 […]

HCPH Encourages Everyone to Get Tested for COVID-19

Whether you attended large, small or no holiday gatherings at all, everyone should get tested as soon as possible. Harris County’s COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are increasing at alarming rates. New infections from holiday gatherings and travel will add to those numbers in coming weeks. In addition, many people have the virus and don’t know it, 4 out of 10 people don’t have any symptoms but are still contagious. They can infect family and friends who […]

Eligible Phase 1a Individuals To Receive Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Following the arrival of additional COVID-19 vaccines from the state, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is now in the process of administering doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Phase 1a individuals. On December 23rd, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) delivered 3,000 doses to HCPH to support county efforts to vaccinate eligible recipients who may not already be served by the first round of the Pfizer vaccine. As part of this […]

UHV Nursing Program Recognized As Top Program In State

The University of Houston-Victoria nursing program recently was recognized as one of the best nursing programs in Texas by a national nursing website. Nursing Schools Almanac, an online guide to nursing schools in the U.S., named the university’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as one of the state’s top 75 nursing programs for 2020. “We are excited to be included in this list of top nursing programs,” said Tara Vaughn, UHV […]

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized for Emergency Use

Christmas is almost here, the second COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for emergency use and it’s still critically important you get tested and take precautions to prevent getting the virus. Cases and hospitalizations are climbing in Harris County and unfortunately, holiday gatherings are expected to fuel that trend. Celebrate the holidays in safe ways. Either share your holiday traditions virtually or keep your gatherings small, 10 people or less. Wash your hands frequently and wear masks […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Offers Online Family & Children’S Activities In January

FBCL First Day Nueva Escuela-Credit Alan Nguyen

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries’ (FBCL) Cinco Ranch Branch Library is continuing to offer children’s programming virtually this winter and spring, so that families can participate from the comfort and safety of home! Videos of Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, After-School Breaks, and Middle School Programs will be posted on the online Virtual calendar on FBCL’s website each week. Several special online Family Programs, for children of all ages, […]