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Five-0 Fun Run Set for May

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Join the Huntsville Police Department for the 3rd Annual Five-O 5K/1-Mile Family Fun Color Run! This is a great event to end the school year and start summer off in a colorful way. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with loads of FUN! The race will take place at ...

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Texas Medicaid Brings Back Mosquito Repellent Benefit

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today that it is reinstating the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent due to the first reported case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. Texas quickly made the decision to bring back the benefit, which had ended Oct. ...

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AG Issues Warning on Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautioned consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses for Halloween costuming or cosmetic reasons. The decorative lenses, also marketed as “costume,” “fashion” or “colored” lenses, pose potential serious risks to eye health, including infections and loss of vision. Before buying decorative lenses, ...

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Hospital District Officials to Visit Montgomery County

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by Walker County News Today staff During Wednesday’s Walker County Hospital District meeting Board Chairman Bob Hardy announced that some board members would be visiting the Montgomery County Hospital District to view their operations to see how they process indigent care.  He included information about the audit process that the MCHD ...

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Huntsville Restaurant Inspections for August 2016

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City of Huntsville Routine Health Inspections for August 2016 Bennie J’s Smoke Pit LLC Score: 4 Improper cold hold 621 9th Street Permit must be posted for public view Carbonero Score: 9 Improper cooling 1524 11th St. #A All product must be properly covered to prevent cross-contamination. Product must have ...

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Confirmed Travel-Related Case of Zika in Walker County

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The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Walker County. Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis verified the case was travel-related and contracted outside Walker County. Like the Texas Governor’s office, the City of Huntsville is sharing guidelines from the Centers ...

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Medicaid to Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika in Texas

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Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced today.  The decision is in response to the possibility of local transmission of the Zika virus, which is spread primarily by mosquito ...

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ERS Health Insurance Premiums to Increase September 1, 2016

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Health insurance premiums in Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans will increase September 1, 2016. Since the State pays 100% of monthly premiums for eligible full-time employees and retirees, the premium increases will directly affect employees who: cover dependents, don’t work full-time (at least 30 hours a week), ...

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ERS Announces Insurance Premium Increases

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The Texas Employees Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees has announced that insurance premiums for health and dental insurance are set to increase on September 1st of this year. This includes monthly premium rates for all types of insurance, as well as the state’s health savings account (HSA) contributions for ...

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HISD Offering Free Sports Physicals

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HISD Athletcs partners With HMH–Sports Medicine to offer HHS and MMPS athletes free sports physicals. Huntsville ISD is proud to announce that student athletes at Huntsville High School and Mance Park Middle School will be offered the opportunity to have a FREE Sports Physical for the upcoming school year. Each year, student ...

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