Dallas County's Third Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case Is Irving Resident In Their 50s The third individual, in their 50’s, traveled out of state to a large congregant, recreational event.
Dallas' 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Cancelled Due To COVID-19 ConcernsAfter a review of the event by county health and city officials, the City of Dallas Convention and Event Services cancelled the special event permits for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and block party.
Texas Health Officials Investigate Case Of Coronavirus Near Houston Without Travel Or Known ExposureMontgomery County Public Health is working to determine whether there is a connection to another case or whether this is a case of community spread.
Governor Abbott Announces Statewide Testing Capabilities For CoronavirusSix public health labs, including ones in Dallas and Fort Worth, are now equipped to perform COVID-19 testing.
Governor Greg Abbott Says 'Texas Is Very Well Prepared' For Coronavirus"We've been through this exercise before," Governor Abbott said referencing the Ebola situation in Dallas in 2014. "In Texas language, this isn't our first rodeo."
Houston Area Chemical Plant Accused Of Releasing Toxic Pollutants During Harvey: 'They Left Hazardous Chemical Deliberately Unprotected'Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, and three of its senior employees are on trial over charges accusing them of releasing toxic pollutants and injuring two sheriff’s deputies.
Appeals Court Tells EPA To Stop Sales Of Harmful PesticideA federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market.
President Trump Declares Opioids A Public Health Emergency"This epidemic is a national health emergency," Trump said in a speech at the White House, where he bemoaned a crisis he said had spared no segment of American society.
Texas Health Officials Wary Of Rise In Unvaccinated StudentsA rise in the number of Texas students who forgo vaccinations is troubling public health officials and runs contrary to efforts in California and elsewhere to ensure students get immunized.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern.
Abbott Defends Texas Parents' Right To Opt Out Of VaccinesA spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott says he encourages all parents to have their children vaccinated but supports Texas law allowing families to opt out of them.
Texas Says It Won't Appeal Federal African Braiding RulingTexas won't appeal a federal judge's ruling last week that state laws regulating businesses teaching African hair braiding were unconstitutional.
Richardson To Spray For West Nile VirusThe Richardson Health Department plans to ground spray three separate areas beginning tomorrow and Monday, weather permitting, in order to help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus.
Dog Poop DNA Proponents Converge On Dallas City HallOfficials with a company looking to expand a dog poop DNA business made another stop at Dallas City Hall Wednesday and they brought a Hollywood endorsement with them.
Lawmakers & Doctors Talk Texas Childhood ObesityThere's a movement to get state lawmakers more involved in addressing the obesity problem in Texas. Lawmakers and doctors continued a dialogue at the third annual Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) public health forum.