Community news: Central Health to open clinic in Del Valle


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The lighting of the Christmas tree will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Williamson County Courthouse.

The Hays County Brown Santa program is seeking toys, food and money for families in need.

TRAVIS COUNTY

DEL VALLE

Central Health to open clinic

Central Health and CommUnityCare Health Centers has announced that, in partnership with Travis County, a new health clinic will open starting Monday at 3518 FM 973.

Through CommUnityCare, which Central Health funds, health care services will be available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Integral Care, a partner of Central Health, will provide behavioral health services on Mondays.

The opening of the new Del Valle Health Center is considered a necessary yet interim solution, with plans for a larger, permanent health center on adjacent property to meet the anticipated growth in eastern Travis County.

— American-Statesman staff

HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY

Panel on human trafficking

A public panel on human trafficking will take place from 6 to 8:30 Monday at Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St.

Sha’Cerria McCrea, a student ambassador at the university from Partners Against Child Trafficking, has organized the panel to increase knowledge and spread awareness about human trafficking and domestic violence.

The panel and parking are free.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

GEORGETOWN

Tree lighting set for Friday

The annual lighting of the Christmas tree will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St.

County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer and Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross will flip the switch illuminating the courthouse lights and grounds at about 6 p.m.

Entertainment during the Lighting of the Square will be provided by the Austin Carolers, and refreshments will be provided.

Stores will be open until 8 p.m. The Williamson Museum will hold children’s activities from 6 to 8 p.m. and Williamson County Brown Santa will offer pictures with Santa for a $10 donation from 6:30 to 8 p.m inside the courthouse.

— American-Statesman staff

BASTROP COUNTY

BASTROP STATE PARK

Learn about rehabilitating wildlife

The Texas Master Naturalists Lost Pines Chapter will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Refectory at Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A.

The meeting will include a potluck dinner and a presentation. Hayley Hudnall, executive director of Austin Wildlife Rescue, will teach how orphaned, sick or injured area wildlife are rehabilitated and released back to the wild. Hudnall will also talk about the new facility in Elgin and how it serves surrounding communities.

For information: 512-294-6662.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

HAYS COUNTY

Brown Santa seeks donations

The Hays County Brown Santa program is seeking toys, food and money donations to be delivered to county families in need.

The deadline for accepting unwrapped toys will be Dec. 8 and for wrapped toys Dec. 12. All toys will be wrapped from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 and from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11-12. To volunteer or make a donation, call 512-393-7877 or mail a check payable to Hays County Brown Santa to Hays County Brown Santa, P.O. Box 1475, San Marcos, TX 78667.

Families wanting to sign up to benefit from the program must do so by 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Locations to sign up in San Marco include the Hays County sheriff’s office, 1307 Uhland Road; Southside Community Center, 518 S. Guadalupe St.; Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, 1203 Thorpe Lane or 1210 Wonder World Drive; Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, 904 Bugg Lane; and the Edward Jones office, Suite 200, 133 W. San Antonio St.

Locations to sign up in Kyle include Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith, at 5458 FM 2770; Fox Pizza, 147 Elmhurst Drive; StorQuest Self Storage, 5500 FM 2770; and Dollar General, 770 Windy Hill Road.

Locations to sign up in Buda include Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Cary, at 500 Jack C. Hays Trail; City Hall, 121 Main St.; Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, 330 Old San Antonio Road; Falcon International Bank, 1795 Main St.; and Randolph Brooks Credit Union, 5045 E. Goforth St.

Other county locations to sign up include Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Andy Cable, at Suite 104 200 Stillwater Road, Wimberley; and in Dripping Springs at Precinct 4 Hays County office, 195 Roger Hanks Parkway; Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, 1040 Rob Shelton Blvd.; and Dollar General, Suite A, 2400 U.S 290 West.

— American-Statesman staff

VETERANS’ BIRTHDAYS

World War II veteran David Glenn Cooke Jr. of Austin turned 93 on Wednesday.

World War II veteran Douglas Murphy of Austin turned 93 on Thursday.

We print birthdays for World War II veterans from Central Texas on Sundays as space allows. Email the name, birth date and current hometown to communitynews@statesman.com.



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