Health

Driscoll pharmacist appointed Congressional Captain

Congressman Michael Cloud joined Jennifer Witte, PharmD, to discuss cystic fibrosis

TEXAS - Jennifer Witte, PharmD, is a dedicated cystic fibrosis clinical pharmacist for the Driscoll Children's Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center. Witte is certified by the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) in antimicrobial stewardship. Recently, Witte was appointed the Congressional…

5 things to know about coronavirus booster shots

Two million have already received third dose of Pfizer

Originally Published: 25 SEP 21 10:51 ET Updated: 25 SEP 21 11:07 ET By Maggie Fox, CNN (CNN) -- Booster shots are here, after much hoopla from the White House and a great deal of discussion and consideration from the…

Covid-19 vaccines are on the way for younger children

Here's why they are different

Originally Published: 22 SEP 21 06:41 ET Updated: 22 SEP 21 12:41 ET By Maggie Fox and Amanda Sealy, CNN (CNN) -- Vaccine maker Pfizer said Monday tests have shown its Covid-19 vaccine works well in children ages 5 to…

Gov. Abbott, TDEM launch COVID-19 antibody infusion center in Victoria

Road to Recovery

AUSTIN - Gov. Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will launch a new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Victoria. The infusion center will begin accepting patients tomorrow and can provide monoclonal antibodies to treat outpatient cases of…

Stroman campus update as of Sept. 16

Tests and samples were taken from discolored ceiling tiles

VICTORIA, Texas - In July 2021, members of the Victoria I.S.D. Maintenance Department conducted routine walk-throughs on campuses. On July 20, department members walked the main building of Stroman Middle School. They noticed discolored ceiling tiles during their walk-through. Maintenance…

What to expect on Community Crossroads

VICTORIA, Texas - Here's a look at what to expect this weekend on Community Crossroads. We hear from Marc Hinojosa with the Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry. Their annual raffle…

FDA advisers vote to recommend booster shot for certain Americans

After initially rejecting Pfizer's booster application

Originally Published: 17 SEP 21 01:09 ET Updated: 18 SEP 21 03:46 ET By Maggie Fox and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted unanimously to recommend emergency use authorization of…

Attorney General Paxton sues San Antonio I.S.D.

The school district has implemented an employee vaccine mandate

AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Paxton filed a lawsuit against the San Antonio Independent School District and Superintendent Pedro Martinez. San Antonio I.S.D. has mandated that all district employees must be vaccinated against Covid-19. This mandate violates Executive Order GA-39.…

WATCH NOW: President Biden's COVID-19 speech

President Biden expected to impose new vaccination mandates

On Thursday, Sept. 9, President Joe Biden is expected to impose new vaccination mandates. The mandates are a part of the President's plan to put pressure on private businesses, federal agencies and schools to enforce stricter vaccination and testing policies.…

Two Texas teachers die of Covid-19 in one week

School district responds with a mask mandate

Originally Published: 09 SEP 21 14:01 ET By David Williams, CNN (CNN) -- A Texas school district that closed for a week after two junior high school teachers died from Covid-19 within a few days, is now requiring masks inside…

Biden's top health administrator looks towards expanding Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment will look different this year

Originally Published: 09 SEP 21 10:04 ET By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) -- The Affordable Care Act's upcoming open enrollment period is going to look very different this year. It will be the first since 2016 that the official in…

Biden to announce all federal workers must be vaccinated

There will be no option for testing to opt out

Originally Published: 09 SEP 21 08:44 ET By Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden on Thursday will impose more stringent vaccine rules on federal workers, and take steps to encourage private businesses to do the…