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.


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


We began our study of the fruits of the Spirit as found in the Book of Galatians, Chapter 5, and covered love, joy, peace and started on long-suffering. Long-suffering has many meanings to many different people. Merriam Webster dictionary defines long-suffering as “patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship.” Another resource book defines it as “having or showing patience in spite of troubles, especially those caused by other people (his long-suffering wife).”

Chevrolet’s Midsize Truck: ‘17 Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year in 2015 and 2016. For 2017, Colorado continues with its combination of refinement and efficiency, along with some new features for 2017, such as, an all-new V-6 engine with a class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission.

With a starting MSRP of $20,000, Colorado is available in four-door extended- or crew-cab models, with a choice of a four-cylinder engine, V6 engine or turbo-diesel engine. 

Exterior Design

Calla lily

Just the name, “calla lily” sounds beautiful.  And its blooms are some of the most striking of all flowers.  The calla is neither a “Calla” nor a “lily” but accidently incorrectly named by the famous Carl Linnaeus, and the name stuck. Some smaller florists’ varieties of this bulb are better as houseplants but we can grow the larger varieties outside.  This perennial bulb must be dug up and stored in cold zones but here they are hardy enough to last through our winters and surprise us year after year.