The Thursday, Nov. 3, release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings.

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Ryan Pelton

Ryan Pelton is more than just an award winning Elvis tribute artist.

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Members Mary Nell Jackson, Beth DiGiola and Mary Doebbeling
Members John and Gloria Hunter with HSA President Rae McKimm (center)

The Southeast Texas Unit of the Herb Society of America recently hosted members from the South Central District for a weekend of garden tours, education and comradery. Tours included Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Cattail Marsh, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Outpost Tour and visits to local gardens.

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Steven Curtis Chapman

Hope Women’s Resource Clinic presents its annual gala Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Holiday Inn & Suites (3950 IH-10 S. at Walden Road) in Beaumont. This year’s guest speaker will be five-time Grammy award winning Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Single tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at hope-clinic.com.

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Richard Alderman

Q. My dog was injured while in the care of my groomer. It cost me over $700 in vet bills. The groomer refuses to take any responsibility for what happened and refuses to reimburse me for my expenses. What can I do? He won’t even give me the name of his insurance company.

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