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Denton County Health Department encourages flu shots
As summer ends and we look forward to cooler temperatures, flu season begins and flu prevention practices are once again encouraged. Denton County Public Health (DCPH) received voluntary reports from medical providers of more than 3,500 positive flu cases during the 2017-20118 flu season. CDC described 2017-2018 as a high severity season. Flu activity is currently low, but increases are expected in the fall. DCPH wants to remind you the flu vaccine is the most effective defense for you and your family this season. Start your fight against this year’s flu with a vaccine. Practice regular hand washing, avoid contact with individuals who are sick and refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you start to experience flu symptoms, it’s encouraged to stay home and avoid contact with others except to receive medical care. For more prevention tips, information on symptoms and to use a vaccine finder visit www.cdc.gov/flu. Also look for us on www.dentoncounty.com/health
Denton County Voting
To answer a community question, each commissioner’s precinct will sometimes have an early voting polling place. According to Election Code §85.062(c), in a primary election, the November general election for state and county officers, or a special election to fill a vacancy in congress or the legislature, the commissioners court in a county with a population between 120,000 and 400,000 must establish a temporary early voting polling place in each commissioners precinct containing territory covered by the election. The commissioners court in a county with a population of between 100,000 and 120,000 must establish a temporary branch polling place in each commissioner’s precinct for which it receives a timely written request signed by at least 15 registered voters of the precinct.
General Election is November 6, 2018. Early voting begins Monday, October 22 and will continue until November 2. Hours vary per day. There will be multiple polling locations, such as the Lewisville Municipal Annex, located at 1197 W. Main St in Lewisville, the Denton County Elections Administration, located at 701 Kimberly Dr. in Denton, and the Flower Mound Municipal Court, located at 4150 Kirkpatrick in Flower Mound. For more election information, including polling dates, times and locations, visit www.dentoncounty.com/elections.
Upcoming Community and Nonprofit Events
Fiesta Flower Mound is a community event with live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks and dancing with live music. Fiesta Flower Mound, the city chamber’s largest event, continues to grow throughout the years as the most spectacular party of Southern Denton County. The event takes place October 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at the Embassy Suites Outdoor World in Grapevine.
Each year, local city chambers partner to host a mixer. This year’s Multi Chamber Mixer Event will be Tuesday, October 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Grapevine. More than 800 attendees are expected. The event is free to chamber members, but a ticket is required for entry. Tickets are limited per chamber. Contact your chamber for a ticket.
The Denton County United Way campaign has begun. United Way of Denton County empowers donors to invest in neighbors for a better community. They work collaboratively with a variety of nonprofits, governments and organizations to provide needed services. United Way identifies our community’s most vital needs and implement innovative solutions to improve lives in Denton County. For any questions, call 940-566-5851 or email Campaign@UnitedWayDenton.org.
Denton County Veterans Office
The Denton County Veterans Office (DCVO) will be opening at the Southwest Courthouse in Precinct 4 on Fridays in October for a trial run to test the need for more services in Southern Denton County. Please call today to schedule your Friday appointment beginning in October. The DCVO offers vital assistance to Denton County veterans and their dependents in filing benefit claims. The main office is located in Denton at the Mary and Jim Horn Center on 1505 East McKinney St.
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