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Community news: YWCA gets mental health funding

Austin American-Statesman - 7/30/2018

July 29--TRAVIS COUNTY

AUSTIN

YWCA gets mental health funding

YWCA Greater Austin received additional resources from the Austin Community Foundation to expand its mental health services to outlying areas in Travis County.

The YWCA is surpassing the 4,792 families who received services in 2017 because of Austin Community Foundation's$30,350 award.

Through community partnerships with other local service providers, this funding has helped overcome geographic and transportation barriers to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate individual, couple, family and group therapy to community members in need.

For information: 512-326-1222.

-- American-Statesman staff

TRAVIS COUNTY

Apply to join Integral Care board

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified people to serve on the board of trustees of Integral Care, which provides psychiatric services to low-income people.

Applications are due by 5 p.m.Aug. 17.

The court is looking for individuals who will represent the interests of the county as a whole and supply exceptional vision, business and administrative skills and commitment. The court makes three appointments to the board of trustees, as do the city of Austin and Central Health.

For information and the application packet, call 512-854-4774 or visit traviscountytx.gov.

-- American-Statesman staff

LAKEWAY

Teddy bear clinics offered

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lakeway will host teddy bear clinics to talk about health and wellness in the Lakeway area. Bring along your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special check-up. The free event will include a story time and craft session for children.

Events will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the Briarcliff Community Center, 22801 Briarcliff Drive, and at 10:30 a.m.Aug. 6 at the Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing.

-- American-Statesman staff

SOUTH AUSTIN

Learn about women's rugby

The Austin Valkyries women's rugby club will present Rugby Rundown from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road.

Women interested in joining the club can learn the basics of the sport, meet team members and ask questions. The event will include physical activity, so attendees should dress appropriately. A social hour will take place afterward.

For information, visit bit.ly/2JgRR53.

-- American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

GEORGETOWN

School donations sought

Williamson County Juvenile Services is seeking donations for its back-to-school bash in August.

Supplies, including backpacks, pencils, markers, crayons, rulers and glue, can be dropped off at the Juvenile Justice Center, 200 Wilco Way. Officials hope to provide 150 local students in need with backpacks filled with school supplies.

For more information and to coordinate drop offs, email courtney.mosley@wilco.org.

-- American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

HAYS COUNTY

Feral hog program launched

Hays County has launched a program to help reduce the feral hog population after receiving a grant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to assist residents with management efforts.

The program will include a feral hog workshop and webinar, a bounty program, countywide damage assessment and financial assistance to selected landowners who wish to trap hogs.

The Hays County bounty program will take place Wednesdays and will run through Aug. 22. All tails and forms must be submitted by Aug. 22. During that period, people can bring in feral hog tails and/or certified buying station receipts from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to the Hays County AgriLife Extension office, 220 Stillwater Drive, Wimberley.

The Hays County Feral Hog Workshop will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.Aug. 15 at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 W. Martin Luther King St., San Marcos. For more information, visit feralhogtaskforce.com/calendar.

-- American-Statesman staff

BASTROP COUNTY

SMITHVILLE

Register for river race

Registration is open for the 2018 Kanoe Klasika, an 18-mile river race that will launch at 9 a.m.Aug. 18 at Riverbend Park, 107 Texas 71.

The event is a a canoe and kayak race designed for the competitor and casual paddler. It will end at Plum Park on the Colorado River, 1517 Prairie Valley Road, West Point.

There will be camping options for the night before and the night of the race. Food will be available after the race, but there are no rest stops, aid stations or support during the event. Paddlers should have drinks with electrolytes, food and water with them for the duration.

Registration is required at kanoeklasika.com.

-- American-Statesman staff

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