Well, after a bit of an unplanned break, we’re back again with the Health Lotería. This week we feature “la estrella” [the star] — because here in South Texas it’s nearly time for a very important annual event: Operation Lone Star.
This year, 2008, marks the tenth year for this cooperative program of the Texas Armed Forces, the Health and Human Services Commission, and many other volunteers. Over the course of two weeks — from July 28 to August 8 — the program will offer medical and dental services and health information, totally free of charge, to the entire community at eight sites in seven counties across South Texas.
This HHSC press release and this article from the Rio Grande Guardian explain Operation Lone Star, but the most important questions are: Where and when? Here are the important details, and if you click on the links, you will find maps for the service locations:
Clinics open from July 28 to August 1:
Brownsville: Raul A Besteiro Middle School, 6280 Southmost Road
Mission/La Joya: Cesar Chavez Middle School, Expressway 83 and Showers Road
Raymondville: Raymondville High School, One Bearkat Lane
San Juan: PSJA High School, 805 W. Ridge Road
Clinics open from August 4 to August 8:
Laredo: United South High School, 4001 Avenida Los Presidentes
Rio Grande City: Fort Ringgold Middle School, Fort Ringgold Campus
Zapata: Zapata Middle School, 17th Avenue and Carla Street
Clinic open from August 6 to August 8:
Hebbronville: Hebbronville Middle School, 910 N. Willhelma
This is a great opportunity and a very important program — please help spread the word!