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HHSC Updates Visitation Rules for Long-Term Care Facilities

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is expanding visitation statewide in nursing facilities and other long-term care settings, effective today. Per federal guidance issued March 10 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Texas HHS Receives National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Grant

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services today announces it is receiving more than $180,000 in funding toward implementing a new national three-digit dialing code, 988, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Governor Greg Abbott announces an increase of emergency SNAP benefits for January

TEXAS- Thanks to the stimulus package recipients of the SNAP Program can expect an additional 15% increase in their total benefits on January 23. Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide approximately...

State Hospitals Receive First Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it received the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for state hospitals in Austin, San Antonio, Terrell and Wichita Falls. State hospital staff were among the...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce More Than $20 Million For Disaster Crisis Counseling Services

AUSTIN, TX - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will receive more than $20 million in additional federal funding for disaster crisis counseling services for Texans impacted by the COVID-19...

Governor Abbott, Announces an Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For September

AUSTIN, TX – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $188 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as...

Healthy Texas Women Program Launches Enhanced Postpartum Care Services

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today the launch of an enhanced postpartum care services package for eligible women enrolled in Healthy Texas Women, called HTW Plus. Beginning September 1, approximately 90,000...
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Texas Governor Abbott says worst of Delta variant may be over

Governor Greg Abbott on Friday (September 17) said Texas may have "already seen the worst of the...
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Houstonians Come Together to Make a Better City

https://twitter.com/NTV_Houston/status/1438969989734744066?s=20 ABOUT HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS Houston Public Works (www.HoustonPublicWorks.org) is the largest and most diverse...

Love Our Parks Saturday Fest

HOUSTON-- Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities, and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate improvements to Our...

Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza is open at the Houston Public Library

HOUSTON -The Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Public Library Foundation (HPLF), the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation (BBHLF) and the Houston Public...

Car Enthusiasts Alert! Barrett-Jackson Revs up Its Inaugural Classic Car Collection at NRG Center this weekend!

HOUSTON, TEXAS — For the first time ever Barrett-Jackson is bringing their enormous classic car auction to the Lone...