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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ebola task force’s report calls for new facility

In a new report, the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response called for the establishment of a treatment facility specifically for children, among other recommendations.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

CTMC, St. David’s reach agreement on Ebola treatment

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Under an arrangement made public late last week, Central Texas Medical Center will automatically transfer people potentially stricken with the Ebola virus to one of St. David’s Healthcare’s Austin...

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Raw milk bill draws proponents, detractors to hearings

State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, said that legislation he authored to expand options for selling unpasteurized milk in Texas quickly received praise from across the state.

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Officials warn against West Nile virus as two locals infected

Hays County physicians have recorded two local known cases of a neurological disease caused by the West Nile virus this summer.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

SMCISD pregnancy rate hits record low

Teen pregnancy rates at San Marcos CISD have hit a record low, declining 42 percent from a high set in 2006.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Cyclists gear up to push safe-passage laws

Bicycle advocates are gearing up for an uphill climb during the next state legislative session, and it's a hill they're all too familiar with.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

San Marcos CISD trustees adopt ‘abstinence plus’

By a 5-2 vote Monday night, San Marcos CISD trustees decided to overturn the school district's "abstinence only" sex education policy in favor of "abstinence plus," which teaches about contraception along with abstinence.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Centers for Disease Control official giving talk at Texas State

Howell Wechsler, a Centers for Disease Control division director, will speak 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Texas State University.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Hays County sees increase in flu-like symptoms

The Hays County Personal Health Department (HCPHD) reported an increase in flu-like symptoms around the county and is urging citizens to continue taking personal hygiene steps to lessen the severity and spread of what is suspected to...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Swine flu confirmed in Hays County

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed four cases of swine flu in Hays County in May.

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