Brianna Stone

Hays County ranked fifth-healthiest in Texas

A recent study ranked Hays County as one of the healthiest in the state of Texas.

Officials with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute conducted the 2015 study. Hays County was ranked fifth in the state according to health outcomes. The county is ranked 17th in health factors.

Health outcomes are “untraditional” elements such as premature death, poor physical health days, poor mental health days and low birth weight, said Anne Roubal, research associate with the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program in Wisconsin.

Homecoming 2015 plans in full swing

Homecoming could include new attractions to spice up traditions as SACA begins planning for the Fall 2015 event.

Homecoming plans are headed by Alex Puryear, communication studies junior and the new Pride and Traditions coordinator of the Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA). SACA and the LBJ Student Center financially sponsor homecoming.

The 2015 homecoming football game will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 against the New Mexico State Aggies.

Puryear has no solid plans for new events for Homecoming 2015 but has not ruled out making changes.

The Pride and Traditions coordinator can suggest new ideas each year, said Hallie Crawford, coordinator for Campus Activities.

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