Public health director Elsie Gomez-Garcia says she has no plans to retire from her job.
She was elected to the position last year with the support of the Public Health Commission of Texas.
But after years of public criticism, the state announced Wednesday it would no longer pay her, leaving her in limbo.
Her agency has about 3,000 employees and Gomez-Gracia says she would like to retire with dignity.
She says the position she holds has nothing to do with her job title.
Her public service announcements include a public fuck and a public health announcement.
They were made in response to public health complaints.
Gomez-Gracias said she hopes her public service would become more of a part of her job, not just for the public health department but for her family.