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Move for Meals Contest Winners!

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

The final contest of 2021, Move for Meals, has finished and we're happy to announce the top finishing counties in each of the five territories!

NEW! WW’s Most Personalized Program Ever—No Two Plans Are Alike

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Discover WW’s new PersonalPoints™ Program! It can help you drop the pounds you want while eating what you love and living your life fully.

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re hoping you make time and space for good food and gratitude this year. To help, here are some resources from Livongo.

Holidays and Your EAP

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Visit your EAP website "Holidays and Your EAP" to find information and resources on many seasonal topics.

Omada: Inspiring Healthy Habits You Can Live With

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health, all with a simple app. We’ll match you with a health coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime.

Registration is Open! Healthy County Boot Camp – Feb. 9-11

November 22, 2021|

We have nearly 175 attendees registered to attend the Healthy County Boot Camp Feb. 9-11, 2022, at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. If you aren’t signed up already, we hope you will join us!

NEW! WW’s Most Personalized Program Ever—No Two Plans Are Alike

November 22, 2021|

Discover WW’s new PersonalPoints™ Program! It can help you drop the pounds you want while eating what you love and living your life fully.

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

November 22, 2021|

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re hoping you make time and space for good food and gratitude this year. To help, here are some resources from Livongo.

Holidays and Your EAP

November 22, 2021|

Visit your EAP website Holidays and Your EAP to find information and resources on many seasonal topics.

Omada: Inspiring Healthy Habits You Can Live With

November 22, 2021|

Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health, all with a simple app. We’ll match you with a health coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime.

Winterize your people and property

November 09, 2021| Risk Management News

On the heels of a bitter winter earlier this year, Texas counties should start preparing for another bout of cold weather in the coming months.

Meet the committee members

November 08, 2021| TAC CIRA News

TAC CIRA Advisory Committee to serve as ‘technology brain bank’

Cybersecurity tuneup

November 08, 2021| TAC CIRA News

How will your county mark National Cybersecurity Month this October? Perhaps a cybersecurity tuneup is just the ticket.

County IT pros to inform TAC’s tech agenda

November 08, 2021| TAC CIRA News

The TAC County Information Resources Agency (TAC CIRA) Board Chair Jacques Blanchette, Tyler County Judge, appointed a slate of county IT professionals to the TAC CIRA advisory committee in June.

Redistricting Complete; Primary and General Election Dates Set

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

In September’s County Issues newsletter, we summarized the second special session’s Senate Bill 13 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston). SB 13 was set to shift election dates if the Legislature did not complete redistricting by Nov. 15. Fortunately, no temporary alternative election dates will be needed.

Proposed State Constitutional Amendments of Interest to Counties

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Texans will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. A list of the amendments that will appear on the ballot can be found here.

With 3rd Special Session Complete, Governor and Lieutenant Governor Disagree on Need for 4th

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Using all 30 days allotted by the Texas Constitution, and still needing a late flurry of activity, the 87th Legislature passed most of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and adjourned the third special session on Oct. 19.

Gov. Abbott Signs Legislature’s Redistricting Maps

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

To the surprise of many who thought the process would take more than one special session to sort out, the 87th Legislature successfully redrew congressional, legislative and State Board of Education district maps.

Grant Awards Available Through Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

The $25 million Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program (LHMPP) provides grants to help eligible entities develop or update local hazard mitigation plans.

Legislature OKs $13.3 Billion Spending Plan for State's ARPA Funds

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Appropriating the state’s $16.3 billion in COVID-19 fiscal relief funds and reapportioning legislative, congressional and State Board of Education districts were the top priorities.

Legislature Passes Measures to Increase Residential Homestead Exemption

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

The Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate reached a late-night agreement on property tax reform measures.

D.C. Watch

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

TAC’s federal outreach team held its first meetings with members of the Texas congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27 and 28.

"Dog Tethering" Bill Passes Again; Governor Signs It This Time

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Senate Bill 5, by Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville), represents the latest effort to update state canine-restraint laws.

Broadband 2021 Report

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Broadband Development Council recently released its 2021 report to the Texas Legislature.

County Auditors Elect New Board of Directors

October 28, 2021| Legislative News

At its recently completed 76th Annual Fall Conference, the Texas Association of County Auditors (TACA) installed a new President and Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term.


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