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Trophy Club, Texas: The Name Says It All!
This small, Texas town is in it to win it! Since day one of the Community Challenge, Trophy Club encouraged their community to get active and earn points. This is the first time they’ve participated in the Challenge, and they…
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March 2, 2017

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Woah, We’re Halfway There! Community Challenge Midpoint Rundown
We’re six weeks into the 2017 Community Challenge, marking the halfway point, and we are truly blown away by what Texans are doing to step up. This year’s Challenge has already received more registered users and more mayor pledges than ever before, and…
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February 16, 2017

Community Challenge Spotlight: Prosper!
As the end of this year’s Community Challenge draws near, Prosper, Texas, scoots ahead of its competitors in the small size category and moves into first place. Now, folks in Prosper are working hard to finish strong and win the…
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March 21, 2016

Community Spotlight: Alvarado!
After winning big in the extra-small community category last year, Alvarado TX is back with a strong showing in the 2016 Community Challenge! Alvarado sits at first place in their size category once again, and the community doesn’t look like…
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March 7, 2016

Community Challenge Spotlight: Athens!
As the 2016 Community Challenge heats up at the halfway point, Athens, TX is battling with Prosper, TX in the small size category! Across the town, folks are making serious efforts to improve the health of the community. One school…
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February 22, 2016

Community Challenge Spotlight: Pasadena!
Watch out, fellow competitors! Pasadena, TX is ramping up its health efforts and taking some major steps toward winning the 2016 Community Challenge! Through its Healthy Living Matters program, Pasadena is making healthy easier for their residents of all ages.…
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February 5, 2016

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Community Challenge Spotlight: Corpus Christi!
The 2016 Community Challenge is far from over, and Texans in Corpus Christi are busy fighting for the prize! Corpus Christi currently sits in third place in the metro division, behind San Antonio and Austin, but Mayor Nelda Martinez is…
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January 25, 2016

Community Challenge Spotlight: San Angelo, TX
With almost two weeks of the 2016 Community Challenge under our (slightly looser) belts, there is already fierce competition in every size category! One close-call exists between San Angelo, Texas and Allen, Texas at the top of the mid-sized city category.…
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January 8, 2016

Growing a Healthier Texas, One Community at a Time
Written By Lauren Dimitry, Policy Analyst, Texans Care for Children This is the second year I’ve had the pleasure of traveling around Texas as part of the Growing Healthy Texas regional workshops and talking with folks about being effective champions…
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July 23, 2015

Community Challenge Spotlight: Round Rock!
Austin’s next door neighbor, Round Rock, may get overshadowed by the Capital often, but they have earned more points than the city of Austin for the Community Challenge thus far! Round Rock is dominating the Large City bracket for both the overall Challenge and…
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February 25, 2015

Community Challenge Spotlight: Alvarado!
Alvarado has been in the lead in the Extra Small city bracket since day one! They may be “Extra Small”, but they’re extra mighty when it comes to the Challenge. Community member (and Healthy Selfie queen) Cyndi Yaegar filled us in…
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February 16, 2015

Community Challenge Spotlight: Coppell!
The small city of Coppell, Texas has been in the lead in their Community Challenge bracket since day one. They have everyone in their city involved in the Challenge from local businesses, to local schools, to their incredibly fit (and…
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January 28, 2015

Community Challenge Spotlight: Georgetown
Georgetown won the Community Challenge in the Mid-Size bracket in 2013, and they’re already stepping up this year, so we asked them to reveal their strategy! Misha Lee, certified fitness instructor, wellness coach and city wellness committee member at the City…
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January 20, 2015

How to Take the 2015 Community Challenge!
Which Texas Cities Will Demonstrate the Greatest Commitment to Healthy Living in 2015? If this will be your first time participating in the H-E-B Community Challenge, don’t fear. It’s easy! You can earn points for your city by doing a number…
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December 17, 2014