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Health And Human Services Commission Expands Outpatient Competency Restoration Services In Texas
Jul02

Health And Human Services Commission Expands Outpatient Competency Restoration Services In Texas

Texas Health and Human Services Commission news Release AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announces $1 million in federal Mental Health Block Grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration to expand Outpatient Competency Restoration (OCR) services for Texans with mental health and substance use disorders living in mostly rural communities. “With these grant funds, we are improving...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Head Start Program To Apply For Grant Continuation And Refunding, Transportation Waiver
Mar26

Sulphur Springs ISD Head Start Program To Apply For Grant Continuation And Refunding, Transportation Waiver

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees during the regular monthly meeting this week gave the Head Start program director the go-ahead to apply for grant continuation and refunding, as well as a Head Start transportation waiver application. Transportation Wavier Sulphur Spring ISD Head Start program Director Angela Edwards asked trustees to approve a request for a transportation waiver for the Head Start program. She noted the SSISD...

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Texas HHS Receives National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Grant For A New 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Feb03

Texas HHS Receives National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Grant For A New 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services today announced 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. HHS logo “The new 988 number makes it easier for people in crisis or emotional distress to get immediate assistance and connect to mental health resources within their communities,” said Sonja Gaines, HHS deputy executive...

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Grant will provide crisis counseling services to East Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sep04

Grant will provide crisis counseling services to East Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional toll on Texans, help is on the way for the 12 county area within East Texas in the form of a grant awarded to Lakes Regional Community Center by the Health and Human Services Commission Disaster Behavioral Health Services. This grant is being used to fund a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) called Texans Recovering Together. Texans Recovering Together will help residents living in Camp,...

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Commissioners Approve Infrastructure Grant, Solar Reinvestment Zone, Mental Health Transport Agreement
Jul13

Commissioners Approve Infrastructure Grant, Solar Reinvestment Zone, Mental Health Transport Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved resolutions Monday agreeing to give the county judge authority to sign off on documents granting a reinvestment zone for Pine Forest Solar LLC and to move forward with a grant that would provide some funding for county road improvements. Health insurance and a multi-agency mental health transports agreement were also approved by the commissioners court during the July 13, 2020 session....

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Grant helps provide crisis counseling services to East Texas 12 County area amid COVID -19 pandemic
Jun01

Grant helps provide crisis counseling services to East Texas 12 County area amid COVID -19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional toll on Texans, help is on the way for the 12 county area within East Texas in the form of a grant awarded to Lakes Regional Community Center by the Health and Human Services Commission Disaster Behavioral Health Services. This grant will be used to fund a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) called Texans Recovering Together. Texans Recovering Together will help residents living in Camp, Delta,...

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Board Appointment, Grant Application Approved By Commissioners Court
Mar10

Board Appointment, Grant Application Approved By Commissioners Court

Subdivision Query Posed By Potential Developer Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning approved a board appointment and gave the go ahead for the district attorney to apply for grant funding, and answered a query regarding the county’s subdivision rules. Victims Assistance Grant 8th Judicial District Attorney Will Ramsay District Attorney Will Ramsay asked the court to approve a resolution which would allow his office...

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$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage
Oct06

$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, in a special session Tuesday afternoon, committed the just over $7 million in ARP (American Rescue Plan) funding which has been allocated to the county toward 6 purposes: to assist NETEX, a communications tower, road equipment, salary replacement, a trustee facility and retainage. The Court also approved a security proposal and budget amendments for insurance proceeds received. American Rescue Plan...

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HHS Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sep06

HHS Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

AUSTIN – During the month of September, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is working to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and increase awareness about suicide prevention. HHSC encourages Texans to learn about available resources and to become aware of the common warning signs of suicide. “We want every Texan who’s facing a crisis, or knows someone who is, to know that you are not alone and help is available,” said HHS...

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2 Dike Residents Speak Against Others’ Efforts To Make Dike An Incorporated Area
Aug27

2 Dike Residents Speak Against Others’ Efforts To Make Dike An Incorporated Area

Dike residents opposed to a solar facility being constructed in their rural country community have continued to take action over the last month. They are exploring different options to potentially block Hopkins Energy, LLC, from completing the project. While the Save Dike from Solar group have been the most vocal – a few community members regularly address Hopkins County Commissioners Court to express their discontent with the...

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