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May 18, 2016

Carrie Simmons asks for your support for the Austin Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Family, friends and people who (mostly) like me, I know there are thousands of worthy causes out there. And I’m certain that you are often asked to donate your precious time, money and attention. I am reluctant to add to […]
May 12, 2016

Health & Human Services Master Meetings Calendar through June 2016

All meetings are in Austin, Texas unless otherwise indicated. Information compiled from agency websites. Subcommittees may not be included in this calendar but full board and council meetings are listed. Legislative Committee hearings are included if related to health and […]
May 7, 2016

Mike Toomey’s legacy to the budget process in Texas

There was a time when the Texas Legislature had most of the power in the budget process. But those days have passed, and now the governor has an unprecedented amount of power when it comes to determining how money is […]
May 5, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: May 5, 2016 1:30 p.m. — Austin Hospital Payment Advisory Committee May 10, 2016 3 p.m. — Austin Proposed amendment to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs Eligibility Requirements May 17, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin […]
April 25, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: May 2, 2016 10:30 a.m. — Austin Perinatal Advisory Council May 4, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Executive Committee Meeting June 6, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin […]
April 3, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: April 7, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee Day Habilitation and Employment Subcommittee April 11, 2016 9:30 a.m. — Austin Proposed New Rules Related to Texas Healthcare […]
March 8, 2016

Privatizing the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Long Overdue

A question has been raised as to whether the proposed public/private partnership for the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau would affect the “transparency” of its operations. For example, Express-News editorial columnist Josh Brodesky suggested that such a partnership would lead to […]
March 3, 2016

Super Tuesday in Texas

Super Tuesday has come and gone but the vote tallies of last night’s races will have a lasting effect on the upcoming legislative session. Ted Cruz secured a Texas-sized presidential primary win at 43.76%. Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan […]
March 2, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted:  April 11, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee Quality Subcommittee 1 p.m. — Austin Employment First Task Force April 12, 2016 9 a.m. — Austin Proposed Payment […]
March 1, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: March 9, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Stakeholder Forum 2 p.m. — Austin Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response March 18, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Advisory Committee on […]
February 17, 2016

UT regents poised to spend millions on telemedicine, other initiatives

GALVESTON — University of Texas System regents are expected on Thursday to tap the system’s endowment for $45.8 million to underwrite three high-priority initiatives, including creating a statewide telemedicine network that would allow patients in rural areas to get specialty […]
February 17, 2016

Insperity shows it has heart in support for the American Heart Association

It was all about the heart health at Insperity’s corporate headquarters in Kingwood Feb. 13. A day before Valentine’s Day and in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease, around 600 Insperity employees formed a large heart outside of […]