Harris County Health Department

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Cypress Patient is Being Monitored For Ebola

    Northwest Cypress Medical Center officials say they're monitoring a patient who is at "extremely low risk" of having the Ebola virus. According to a statement the hospital provided to KTRK, local health officials are monitoring the patient, who recently traveled to West Africa, out of an abundance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Yes, That's Wildfire Smoke You're Seeing and Smelling (UPDATE: HISD Cancels/Re-Schedules Some Games)

    Photo by GalgenTXThis is the Bastrop fire, but smoke is smoke.​The weather here is pretty perfect right now, in terms of heat and humidity. But in terms of dryness, it's still a bitch. You probably noticed a smoky smell this morning and even some haze. And yes, the source is probably what you ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Bar Fight

    Margaret Lindsey has battled bad debt, bad luck and a bunch of men in suits to keep Blondie's open - right in the middle of downtown La Porte

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    August 19, 1999

    Approaching Death At The County Morgue

    For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?

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    February 18, 1999

    Blowing Smoke

    Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Dissecting Dr. Carter

    Harris County's chief pathologist finds herself under the microscope.

  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Unembraceable You

    When it comes to AIDS funding, process takes precedence over children in Harris County

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    April 25, 1996

    In Denial

    As HIV spreads among blacks and Hispanics, agencies that serve those communities say they're being shortchanged

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    December 14, 1995

    Getting the Lead Out

    A Mexican folk remedy stymies attempts to cleanse Houston of a heavy metal