Health

Coronavirus Update

Garza County remains at 123 positive cases According to reports from the Texas Health and Human Services released by Garza County officials, the county has reached a standstill number of 123 total positive cases as of Oct. 1. Currently, one case is active, 118 are recovered and four deaths have been reported. The county has…

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Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Cow’s milk vs milk alternatives: What is the difference? People choosing plant-based drinks in place of cows’ milk has surged over the past eight to 10 years. The popularity has fueled increases in sales, and there are many options to choose from in grocery stores. The biggest reason many people choose plant-based drinks is that…

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Every Cook and Cranny

By Elizabeth Tanner Anything with “to-go” in the title is one of my favorite recipes. I’m not one to cook breakfast, especially on the weekdays, so anything that I can grab and run out of the house with are staple items in our house. These oatmeal pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are like having a hearty…

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Hospital district CEO explains telemedicine program

StarLeaf can reach any provider By Elizabeth Tanner— Recently, the Garza County Health Care District declined to implement StarLeaf, a telemedicine program citing multiple variables making the program unviable to the community; however, Lynn County Hospital District’s CEO said the program would be beneficial to the community because it provides services to those who have…

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Bagby, Morgan honored at Brick Laying Ceremony

The Garza County Health Care District honored past board members Raymond Bagby and Francis Morgan for their service at the Sept. 24 Brick Laying Ceremony at Memorial Plaza. Bagby, who has served on the board since 2002, has acted as vice president and president for Precinct 2. He also was involved in several projects throughout…

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Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Meet the apple family We have all heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and for good reason. With only about 80 calories in a small apple, they also contain healthy nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals. When it comes to cooking, apples have many uses to both sweet and savory…

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Board declines Lynn County Hospital District’s telemedicine program

Garza County Health Care District By Dakota McDonald/The Post Dispatch— The Garza County Health Care District declined an offer from Lynn County Hospital District to implement a telemedicine program in Garza County schools, Post Nursing and Rehab Center and the Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility. During the Sept. 17 meeting, StarLeaf, health professionals said the…

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Meeting on tax rate increase set for Sep. 17

Garza County Health Care District By Elizabeth Tanner/The Post Dispatch— The Garza County Health Care District will discuss and vote on the proposed No-New-Revenue tax rate of $0.1321 per $100 valuation, a 9-percent increase from the 2019 effective tax rate of $0.1216 during a board meeting at noon, Thursday, Sept. 17 at the EMS facility.…

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Garza County Extension Office gives PPE to Toddler Town

Veronica Pena, owner of Toddler Town, receives PPE from the Garza County AgriLife Extension Office. At the request of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, AgriLife Extension Offices, Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services have recently been assisting with the distribution of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to Texas Workforce…

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Garza County reports one active virus case

According to information released by Texas Health and Human services, Garza County currently has one active COVID-19 case. Since April, Garza County has reported 10 positive cases, 84 of which came from the Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility. Out of the 110 positive cases, 106 are recovered, and there have been three deaths. Currently, one…

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