Texas county to create district
* Travis County (Texas) voters approved the creation of a healthcare district to support indigent care last week. The district will assume ownership of Brackenridge and Children's hospitals from the city of Austin, Texas. It is expected to begin operations Oct. 1.
Tenet to sell Texas hospital
* Tenet Healthcare Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., said last week that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell 243-bed Brownsville (Texas) Medical Center to not-for-profit Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen, Texas. Terms of the deal will be disclosed at closing, which is expected to take place by June 30, pending regulatory approvals.