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AG Opinion: TIF Distribution Formula Clarification

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

Effective Sept. 1, 2019, the funding formula for the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund (TIF) program changed to clarify distributions.

Legislature Directs Emergency Management Professional Development Work Group

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

Legislators passed many high priority emergency management bills to address preparedness as well as recovery and response, including bills that withdraw billions from the Rainy Day Fund and that will help secure billions more from federal recovery and flood mitigation dollars.

TAC's 2020 Salary Survey is Underway

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

We mailed survey forms for the 2020 TAC Salary Survey during the week of Jan. 21. We will mail printed copies of the report to the responding offices once we receive salary information from at least 240 counties and county judges in the responding counties will receive a courtesy copy of the report.

Texas Prepares for the 2020 Census

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

Results from two ongoing surveys in Texas will help the U.S. Census Bureau to count every person during the 2020 Census.

How Texas House Bill 3834 Impacts You

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

An alarming rise in cyberattacks prompted the Texas Legislature last session to pass House Bill 3834 authored by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake), which requires all county officials and their staffs to take a training course, certified by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), to prevent attacks by cyber criminals.

Committee Created to Study the Driver's License Program

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) created a special committee in December 2019 to study the driver's license program.

Interim Work Continues

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

The legislature's interim work is well underway with committee chairs gaveling in members. Meetings began as early as December. Here are the highlights.

Tier II Chemical Reporting for 2019 has Begun!

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

March 1st, 2020 is the deadline to file your annual Tier II report for 2019. If you store hazardous chemicals or extremely hazardous substances above the established threshold quantities at your facility, you are required to report them to TCEQ.

AG Opinions and Requests

January 27, 2020| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

2020 Healthy County Boot Camp, Feb. 12-14!

January 23, 2020|

Join the Healthy County team Feb. 12 -14 at the 2020 Healthy County Boot Camp! Attendees will learn about two new Healthy County programs launching in February, Livongo and Omada, as well as strategies to create a successful wellness program at work.

Winter Blues & Running Shoes

January 23, 2020|

Our first Healthy County Contest of 2020 is Winter Blues and Running Shoes! Let's start the new year off right! We are challenging you to put your best foot forward and earn as many steps as you can, while continuing to put your philanthropic foot forward even after the holiday season.

Whitelisting: Livongo & Omada

January 23, 2020|

Please have your IT department whitelist the provided IP addresses and domains to your county’s safe sender’s list. This will ensure that employees in your county receive Livongo and Omada announcements and important program information. Click read more to download the whitelisting documents.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

January 23, 2020|

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Health. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API, and now with the integration your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

Walking: Meditation in Motion

January 23, 2020|

Time spent walking relaxes nerves and clears the mind. But want a way to make it more calming? Try meditating as you move. Meditation is a relaxation technique that can reduce anxiety.

No Enrollment Fee for BCBSTX Fitness Program in February

January 23, 2020|

The BCBSTX Fitness Program is waiving the one-time enrollment fee (a $25 value) for eligible new members who sign up between Feb. 1–29. Members will be asked to enter a coupon code, fit4feb, at checkout to qualify for the waived fee.

Winter Blues & Running Shoes

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Want to start the new year off right? Winter Blues and Running Shoes can help you do just that! Reach your daily step count goal and give back to your community.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Tracking your health with Sonic Boom just got easier. Sonic Boom's new integration with Apple health allows you to track your workout time, steps, calories and distance all in one place. It's so convenient!

Walking: Meditation in Motion

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

Time spent walking relaxes nerves and clears the mind. But want a way to make it more calming? Try meditating as you move. Meditation is a relaxation technique that can reduce anxiety. It may also reduce blood pressure and increase feelings of well-being.

No Enrollment Fee for BCBSTX Fitness Program in February

January 22, 2020| Health and Benefits News

The BCBSTX Fitness Program is waiving the one-time enrollment fee (a $25 value) for eligible new members who sign up between Feb. 1 - 29. Members will be asked to enter a coupon code, fit4feb, at checkout to qualify for the waived fee.

Apply for Naturally Slim Dec. 9-20

December 19, 2019|

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST to you.* Apply online Dec. 9-20 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

December 19, 2019|

Have you completed the three of four Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.

First Healthy County Contest of 2020: Winter Blues & Running Shoes

December 19, 2019|

Our first Healthy County Contest of 2020 is Winter Blues and Running Shoes! Let's start the new year off right. We are challenging you to put your best foot forward and earn as many steps as you can, while continuing to put your philanthropic foot forward even after the holiday season.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

December 19, 2019|

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Healthkit. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API, and now with the integration your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

Happy New You! Last Day to Apply for Naturally Slim!

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST*. Apply online Dec. 9-20 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13. Learn how to apply.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Have you completed three of four Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.*


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