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Update on Aug. 16 Ransomware Attack

August 21, 2019| Risk Management News

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) aims to keep Association members informed in the aftermath of the Aug. 16 ransomware attack that targeted governmental entities and support those who have coverage with the TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP).

September Naturally Slim Class Information

August 19, 2019|

Ever wonder how some people can eat whatever they want and not gain weight? Naturally Slim will show you how it’s done at no cost to you. Apply online Sept. 2 -13 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Sept. 30.

Keep Texas Active Ends Sept. 1!

August 19, 2019|

Keep Texas Active ends Sept. 1! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Sept. 1 to complete the contest. Check your progress in the Rewards tab on the Sonic Boom portal.

El Paso Shooting Response: FREE Behavioral Health Services Until 9/3/19

August 19, 2019|

MDLive is offering free access to non-emergency behavioral health services for those impacted by the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas until 9/3/19.

New Healthy County Communication Materials

August 19, 2019|

Check out our new 2019 Healthy County communication materials linked below! Please email healthycounty@county.org to request copies of the communication materials be mailed to you.

New Health Benefits Now Available

August 19, 2019|

Airrosti is a safe and highly effective alternative to surgery, pain management, and long-term chiropractic or physical therapy treatment programs. Airrosti’s non-invasive treatment helps patients rapidly recover from injuries or nagging pain often within an average of 3.2 visits.

September Naturally Slim Class!

August 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Ever wonder how some people can eat whatever they want and not gain weight? Naturally Slim will show you how it’s done at no cost to you. Apply online Sept. 2 –13 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Sept. 30.

El Paso Shooting Response: FREE Behavioral Health Services until 9/3/19

August 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

MDLive is offering free access to non-emergency behavioral health services for those affected by the mass shooting in El Paso until 9/3/19.

Keep Texas Active Ends Sept. 1!

August 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Keep Texas Active ends Sept. 1! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Sept. 1 to complete the contest. Check your progress in the Rewards tab on the Sonic Boom portal.

How to Protect Your Back When Lifting

August 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Exerting too much force on your back may cause injury. The good news is that you can avoid back pain and injuries by paying attention to what causes them and focusing on prevention.

New Health Benefits Now Available

August 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Fix pain fast at Airrosti, Visit a doctor online for $10 with MDLIVE®, Get prescription discounts with Medicine Match. Read more about these new benefits available to members.

URGENT: Ransomware Targeting Governmental Entities

August 16, 2019| Risk Management News

We have learned of a widespread cyber attack that is targeting governmental entities with ransomware. Please ensure that you are exercising extreme caution in opening emails and attachments, or clicking on links.

Proposed Changes for Overtime Calculations and New Legislative Updates

August 08, 2019| Risk Management News

This article covers new developments in the human resource (HR) arena along with some of the new Texas legislative changes that will affect counties and county employees.

Informing and Supporting Counties during Challenging Times

August 01, 2019| TAC News

July was a busy month for the Texas Association of Counties. Early in the month I traveled with members of the TAC Board and other county officials to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference.

Best Practices Awards Spotlight: Washington County

August 01, 2019| TAC News

Creative Initiative Connects Residents to Local Government

Protecting Employees from the Heat

July 26, 2019| Risk Management News

Be aware of the hot hours! Between noon and 6 p.m. is the hottest time of the day. Here are some tips for staying safe.

Focused on the Future: TAC's Legislative Conference is September 4-6

July 26, 2019| Legislative News

The Texas Association of Counties 2019 Legislative Conference, Sept. 4-6 in Austin, will offer county officials and staff an overview of the 86th legislative session.

Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program

July 26, 2019| Legislative News

The 86th Legislature allocated $250 million to provide grants to counties for transportation infrastructure projects in areas affected by oil and gas development and production.

Border Security Grants

July 26, 2019| Legislative News

The federal government provided $15 million in federal Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) funding to our state. The funding is meant to increase the operational capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies along the border.

Preparing for the 2020 Census

July 26, 2019| Legislative News

We are less than a year from the 2020 U.S. Census and the fallout could be either very beneficial or very problematic for individual counties. Much will depend on how thoroughly the U.S. Census Bureau manages to count the people in each area because that count will have a huge impact.

AG Opinions and Requests

July 26, 2019| Legislative News

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

County vs. County winner: Congratulations to Sterling County

July 25, 2019| Health and Benefits News

The results for June's County vs. County contest are in! Congratulations to Sterling County for logging in 12,036 daily average steps in the contest.

Keep Texas Active!

July 18, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Keep Texas Active has begun! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Sept. 1 to complete the contest. Check your progress in the Rewards tab on the Sonic Boom portal.

Protect Yourself. Prevent Prostate Cancer.

July 18, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. It is a cancer that occurs in the prostate, a small round gland near the bladder.

New Health Benefits Now Available

July 18, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Fix pain fast at Airrosti, Visit a doctor online for $10 with MDLIVE®, Get prescription discounts with Medicine Match. Read more about these new benefits available to members.


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