The Humane Society of Southeast Texas marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s fire on Wednesday, March 15.

The staff held the memorial service with a blessing of the pets and a prayer from Pastor Dan Tatum, chaplain at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Monica Lee, development director at the Humane Society, opened the ceremony.

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It’s two classic rock bands for the price of one as Golden Nugget in Lake Charles hosts Average White Band with special guest Tower of Power on Friday, March 24, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are available online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue for $40-$50.

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Jaxson, a handsome, friendly male weighing about 44 pounds, knows some commands. He’s a very playful dog and loves to get belly rubs, as you can see. He can walk on a leash very well and strut his good looks. An assertive dog, he can be a little picky about who he wants to be doggie friends with. He’s the best of both worlds, with the energy of a boxer and a big ol’ bucket of love like a pitty. Jaxson No. 29014

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Spring has officially arrived, and what better way to celebrate the fantastic weather than the 15th annual Art in the Park hosted by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau

This popular family-friendly event is free and open to the public and is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stark Park, 711 Green Ave., in the heart of downtown Orange.

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