Discounted tickets available for Tyler Area Gays ball
Tickets to the Tyler Area Gays’ Sixth Annual Ball/Viva Las Vegas are available for purchase until doors open at 7 p.m. for the Saturday, Jan. 24 event.

Discounted tickets are $35, $30 for students, and may be purchased either online at or through a Project TAG member by e-mail at Regularly priced tickets are $40 at door.

Tarrant County Democratic Party hosts 2016 summit

Tarrant County Democratic Party is sponsoring a Strategy Summit to prepare for the 2016 elections. Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa will be a guest speaker. The goal is to create a comprehensive Tarrant County 2016 Action Plan.

Topics include messaging, precinct chair recruitment and development, social media management, club integration, fundraising and voter registration and education.

The summit will be from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Research and Education Building, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Call 817-335 VOTE (8683) for more information.

DCHHS Kicks Off Chikungunya and West Nile Virus Campaigns
Dallas County Health and Human Services has begun its 2015 information and education campaigns to stop the transmission and spread of the Chikungunya and West Nile viruses.

The campaign involves public information and education initiatives as well as detection, prevention and control methods. DCHHS will continue with year-round surveillance, public health follow-up of reported human cases, public awareness and control through source reduction.

More information on the campaign is available online at

Information for tax season released
As the 2015 tax season  begins, individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health insurance on their tax returns. People who purchased coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces, or decided not to enroll in coverage, should be aware of the additional steps that will be a part of the tax filing process starting this year.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 23, 2015.