Ciara McCarthy

Health Reporter

Bio

Ciara McCarthy covers public health for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. She reports on insurance, the cost of health care and access to care, local hospitals, and more. Contact: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

Ciara McCarthy

What a sad story. My thoughts are with the DeLeon family.


Thanks for sharing the safety tips, Jon -- they made me think of this article I read a few years ago, which is a scary reminder that most of think that a drowning person looks how they're depicted in the movies, but in r…

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Hi readers -- Just wanted to share a few more thoughts on this story, and about Be Well's approach to this work, as there was so much I couldn't fit in.


If you want to know more about the shortage of psychiatrists in Victoria County and throughout Texas, you can read about proj…

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Hi Todd, Thanks for reading. Here's a good summary quote from the results of one of Yabroff's studies: "Projections of current trends in incidence (declining) and survival (increasing) had small effects on 2020 estimates. However, if costs of care increase annually by 2% in the initial an…

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Hi, readers! Just wanted to share the date of the next meeting for the support group, which will be June 6 at 6 p.m. He…

Ciara McCarthy

Hi, readers! Just wanted to share the Facebook pages for both Be Well Victoria and the new mental health recovery support group, so you can follow updates and get details about meeting times and locations on their pages:


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Hi Grace! Thanks for asking. Victoria's code requires anyone on City Council to receive the majority of votes case, that is, more than 50% of all votes cast. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent, a runoff election is required, per the Texas Elections Code. The runoff will include th…

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Hi Glenn, Thanks for reading! Here's a link to that study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3224020/ (I'll link to it in the article as well.) In Virginia, Sunday sales were ph…

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Hi Brian, Thanks for reading! I just wanted to clarify that the street user fee was something that Kingsville's city commissioners implemented and that Garza oversaw. It was not Garza's idea, but something that elected officials decided to do before Garza started working for Kingsville. Y…

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Hi David, I'm the reporter who covered Garza's selection by City Council. I just wanted to clarify that the street user fee was something that Kingsville city commissioners implemented and that Garza oversaw. It's not a fee that's being considered in Victoria. Let me know if you have addi…

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Hi Ashley, Thanks for reading! I'd have to check our archives for who designed it (I'll look into that) but City Council implemented it in August 1972. I'll get back to you on who designed it.

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