National Parks and Recreation Month

This year, the month of July has been designated as National Parks & Recreation Month. It is important to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining quality of life and in contributing to the physical, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. In the United States, the month of July has been…

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National Ultraviolet Safety Month

July is designated as National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. According to the American Cancer Society, individuals with a high level of exposure to UV rays from the sun have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is the most prevalent type of cancer in the country. It is important to note that despite these statistics,…

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Beach Safety & Rip Current Awareness Month

July is designated as Beach Safety & Rip Current Awareness Month. During July we use this month to bring attention to rip currents and safety at the beach. I would like to take this opportunity to educate and spread awareness for beach safety. According to the United States Lifesaving Association, rips currents are channelized currents…

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Get Prepared for an Active Storm Season

In this week’s article I would like to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared for the upcoming storm and hurricane season. When storms and hurricanes make landfall, they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. As storm and hurricane season continues, being prepared, being aware…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

The month of June is designated as National Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. This awareness month began to educate communities about PTSD and provide support and resources to those individuals living with this condition. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event such as military…

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

This year, the month of June has been designated as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. When people think of being healthy, generally we think of our external physical health. However, officials with the Alzheimer’s Association want to remind everyone that mental health is just as important. Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month began to bring attention…

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Hurricane Season Preparedness

In this week’s article I would like to discuss the importance of being prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. When hurricanes make landfall, they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. As hurricane season approaches, being aware of hazards and having a plan for evacuation can be…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Additional Resources Update

In this week’s article I would like to continue to provide useful links concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). To be prepared, our office has been in constant contact with local, state, and federal officials. I would like to remind the Coastal Bend we must work together to combat the virus. I will continue to encourage everyone…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Update

In this week’s article I would like to continue to provide useful links concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). To be prepared, our office has been in constant contact with local, state, and federal officials. I would like to remind the Coastal Bend we must work together to combat the virus. I will continue to encourage everyone…

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