Officials Check Beach Bacteria for Public Health

The Texas Beach Watch program by the Texas General Land Office oversees 172 locations across 61 of the state's recreational beaches. From March to October, which is the main beach season, the Texas GLO tests water samples weekly. They test for a specific bacteria indicating fecal contamination, which might result in local authorities advising the public against swimming in affected areas. "Our health department collects samples daily, and you'll...

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