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To protect and promote public health
providing quality care and education

Apr 17 2014

Safe Rider Program

Published by under Public Health News

car seats

Who is this program for?

  • This program is for low-income families who travel on Texas highways.
  • What are the requirements for families?
  1. Self-certification of financial need.
  2. Have a vehicle and a working safety belt
  3. (lap and shoulder belt required for booster seats).
  4. Attend a one-hour class in order to learn how to use the
  5. safety seat correctly.
  6. One seat per family.
  7. Unlimited education assistance, one time seat assistance.
  8. Parents must pre-register for class.

To register for a Safe Rider class, contact the program director at 409-384-6829 EXT 241.

Nov 17 2014

Unlawful restraint of a dog during cold weather

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A friendly reminder that as winter conditions arrive in East Texas, it is unlawful to restrain a dog outside in cases of extreme weather conditions

See Chapter 821, Subchapter D. Unlawful Restraint of Dog.

Regardless of the restraint law, outdoor animals need to be provided shelter that will protect them from the wind and rain as well as extra bedding provided as needed as the temperature drops.

Nov 17 2014

Food Service Inspections October 2014

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Jasper Newton County Public Health District food service inspections October 2014

10/20 Get N Go 335 Hwy 105 Evadale
18 Demerits Cook drying hands on cloth towel tied at waist
No Hair Restraint
Cans of tomatoes and tomato sauce opened and
Sitting on pizza prep area
No paper towels at hand wash sink
Food scraps on storage room floor

10/20 Dairy Queen 34250 U S Hwy 96 S Buna
3 Demerits Microwave needs cleaning

10/20 Cajun Snack Shack 34041 U S Hwy 96 N Buna
0 Demerits

10/20 Deweyville ISD Elementary Cafeteria Deweyville
0 Demerits

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Oct 22 2014

Training on intimate partner violence

Published by under Health District Programs

Training on intimate partner violence will be offered on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Jasper Newton County Public Health District Office located at 139 West Lamar Street in Jasper, Texas.

Persons interested in attending should contact Vicki Payne at 409-384-6829, Ext. 250.

Oct 07 2014

Food Service Inspections September 2014

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Jasper Newton County Public Health District September 2014 Food Service Inspections

9/15 Jasper Nutrition Center 409 N Fletcher Jasper
No Cooking
0 Demerits

9/15 Little Caesar’s 335 E Gibson Jasper
26 Demerits No hair restraints
Drink sitting on Dough roller
Entire food service area needs cleaning
Will re-inspect in 24 hrs.

9/15 Elijah’s Café 201 W Gibson Jasper
7 Demerits Bulk storage containers not labeled
Tables in dining were not cleaned after last shift
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Jul 17 2014

Texas Investigating Measles Exposures at Kansas Softball Event

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Texas Department of State Health Services
July 17, 2014

Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a measles health alert after being notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that more than 30 Texas residents may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease at a Wichita, Kansas, softball event during the July 4th weekend.

At least three recreational softball teams from Texas traveled to Wichita to participate in the informal tournament held at the South Lakes Sports Complex. DSHS is investigating to get additional details about the event and who may have been exposed. DSHS has not yet identified any Texas measles cases associated with the event.

DSHS urges anyone in Texas who attended the event to call the department (512-776-7676) to report the potential exposure.

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