Community Love

Matt Rinard Art – Taking Precautions

New Adoption Location for Wags to Whiskers

Fun Reading Day at San Jacinto Elementary


Blue and Gold Banquet 2019

We are asking for donations to help our Cub Scouts raise money for the up coming year. Our Blue and Gold is our biggest fundraiser. If you would like to help us in raising funds, your generosity would be greatly appreciated. Businesses can include their advertising with any donation. We are looking for donations in the following forms:

  • Gift basket (any theme) to be auctioned
  • Items for silent auction
  • monetary donations- used to purchase scout books, uniforms, supplies, registration fees

We also have dinner tickets available for $10.00 each for the night of the banquet. To-go boxes are available for those who do not wish to stay.

February 23, 2019 at 5:30pm located at Eastgate Church in Dayton.

Thank you for your support, and helping our Cub Scouts grow!

Please contact:

 Kassie McKinney at (713)294-2247 or

 Amanda Loonam at (832) 597-6562


We have donation receipts with our tax ID


Crosby (HCESD-5) EMS’s  life saving recognized

Recognition for fighting for life, CPR Save Award winners went to Hernando Andrada, Theresa Aldy, and Christy Graves.

Citizens of the Year

Warren and Cheryl Scherer yearly donate food, toys and clothing to those in need, as found by Crosby’s Emergency Medical Service providers at HCESD#5. (Pictured with Christy Graves -EMS Director – Harris County ESD #5)

Harris County ESD #5 Board of Commissioners John Strawbridge – President; Luther Brady – Vice President; Sharon Cotton – Treasurer; Larry Hall – Secretary with newly promoted Captains, Hernando Andrada, Gerardo Gonzalez and  Karen Elkins and Director of Emergency Medical Services – Christy Graves.

Missing from photo: Margarett Yellot – Assit. Secretary


The next Monthly Business Luncheon is set for Wednesday, January 16 – 11:45 a.m. at

Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall). The guest speaker is Liberty County Judge Jay Knight, who will provide information and updates on issues regarding Liberty County.


CATERED BY: Where There’s Smoke There’s Flavor BBQ

MENU: Smoked brisket, potato salad, cowboy beans, dessert, tea and water.


Reservations are $12 per person. Call 936.336.5736 or e-mail

To see what is going on at the Liberty Chamber Click Learn More:


SPCA – VIDEO of Dog & Cat Playing
Anyone want a dog that gets along with cats? Contact the SPCA of Polk County & ask for Olive.



Carl Feren
Executive Director

Thank you.
Carl Feren
Executive Director

©2019 SPCA of Polk County | 802 S. Houston Ave., PO Box 1403 (Mailing), Livingston, Texas 77351


In spite of a record # of puppy adoptions the last 2 months of 2018, we still have over 50 VERY HUNGRY puppies looking for a forever home. While we have been receiving record amounts of donated food, we continue to run out of CANNED PUPPY FOOD EVERY FEW DAYS. At the present time we are going through about 2 flats (24 cans) of Puppy Food EVERY DAY! We wiped out Wal-Mart in Livingston last Friday so they may not have any but we desperately need CANNED PUPPY FOOD. If you cannot get out to purchase it and bring it to us you can purchase it most places for later pickup or purchase a Gift Card for us so we can buy it as needed. E-Gift Cards can also be purchased if you prefer to shop from home. Little Griffen, picture below, is keeping his food bowl close by, waiting for his next meal.

Thank you.
Carl Feren
Executive Director

©2019 SPCA of Polk County | 802 S. Houston Ave., PO Box 1403 (Mailing), Livingston, Texas 77351

Operation Deploy your Dress

Military balls are a tradition ingrained in modern military culture, but for many military spouses the cost of a ball gown keeps them at home. Three Years ago, a quintet of Army spouses-all Costco Members- at Fort Bliss in Texas began removing that barrier by launching Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD).

ODYD accepts donations of gently used and new gowns, tuxedos and accessories that are “redeployed” free of charge to Military and dependent ID cardholders. To date, ODYD has provided formal wear to more than 5,000 military spouses, many of whom are attending their first formal military event.

“I can’t count how many times we’ve had people in tears because they’ve never been able to attend a ball before. Their budget didn’t allow for it,” says ODYD co-founder Yvonne Coombes when describing spouses’ reactions to receiving a dress.

ODYD morphed from fledgling idea to over-night success in late 2015 when co-founder Renee Chapman was interviewed about a dress-swap program on a national news show. Donations began flooding in to Fort Bliss, with as many as 60 boxes landing daily on Chapman’s doorstep.

“I was in shock, and honestly overwhelmed and touched too,” Chapman recalls. “I never expected the support we received.”

In partnership with military spouse clubs, the all-volunteer orginization has expanded to four additional bases: Fort Bennings, Georgia; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Fort Irwin, California; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. A do1(c)(3) nonprofit, ODYD ( accepts monetary donations and in-kind contributions as well as formal wear and accessories – Andrea Downing Peck

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Paducah EMS’ Fill-The-Ambulance Toy Drive

Help us help those in need this holiday season. We will begin collecting donations of new unwrapped toys or gifts for children in Cottle County starting November 6th – December 24th. You can drop off your donation at the Paducah EMS Station. Your gift will be selected and wrapped to be hand delivered by Santa and the EMS crew on Christmas Eve.

If you would like your child to be blessed by one of these amazing donations please email or text your children’s information to the following email address:
We will need the child’s (Name, Age, Boy or Girl, & Address).

If you know of a child or family in need please contact the above email address so we can make sure these families are taken care of.

Be sure to watch our Facebook Live as we travel around Cottle County blessing families and children. Merry Christmas!!

Give back to Schools

Health Claims Plus participates in the “Give Back to Schools” program sponsored by Office Depot/Office Max.

As a frequent OD customer, we take the extra step to designate the San Jacinto Elementary School in Liberty to receive 5% of HCP’s qualified purchases, in credit, towards free supplies the school may need. Health Claims Plus loves to help – help the kids, help the teachers, help the schools. Be sure to participate!!!

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Write a letter to Santa and help grant wishes for kids!

Every hour Macy’s is open for business, more than three children are diagnosed with a critical illness. Each one of these kids needs a wish to help them experience life beyond illness. And this holiday season, you can help grant their wishes.

Now until Dec. 24, you’re invited to write a letter to Santa sharing your holiday wishes. For every letter dropped in stores’ big red letterbox or sent online, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million.

That means we’ll be able to grant more wishes for kids like Fendi, who wished to be famous in New York City. Along with her newfound fame, Fendi found herself on her wish. “When you get out and experience something new, you realize things about yourself,” Fendi said. “It just makes you realize how blessed you are.

TVE Fair & Rodeo | October 12 – 20th 2018

For the 3rd Quarter of the year HCP adopted “Lovey the Bobcat”.


Lovey the Bobcat – Lovey is shy, elusive, and BOSSY! Foliage is a great place to hide when you want the keepers to know you are ignoring them.  Lovey has that ‘skill’ purr-fected!

Help Feed Big Cats –


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