Nonprofit pet rescue organizations need volunteers to foster animals. Volunteers are trained, and most expenses are covered. Fostering can last from a few weeks to a few months. Pets participate in weekly adoption events. For information, email info@LongviewPetsRescue.org or visit Longview P…

D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center, 1125 Judson Road, Suite 153, Longview, needs used laptops that are in working condition with Microsoft Office software. For information, call (903) 803-0100.

Novel Night-Vegas: 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 31. Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. in Longview. Join the Friends of the Longview Public Library to raise and provide funding for future library programs, materials and services with Vegas-style entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Cost…

■ Stop the Bleed: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd Way. Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of death from trauma, and this free course for non-health care professionals teaches how to identify and stop it. For registration,…

A dozen United Methodists meeting secretly in Indianapolis earlier this summer have unveiled a blueprint for spinning off one or two new denominations, hoping to put an end to decades of battles over LGBTQ inclusion.

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LAKE JACKSON — While reminiscing about their childhood experience with Vacation Bible School, Diane Tweedle and Betty Massey wondered why kids had all the fun and no such thing existed for adults.

Playing basketball has been part of my life for a long time. I enjoy running up and down the court and playing with a team as we try to outscore our opponents.

QUESTION: Earlier this year several bond issues were voted on. One, which was approved, was the widening and addition of sidewalks on Fairmont Street in front of Pine Tree High School. When will this work begin?

■ Stop the Bleed: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19, Christus Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living, 3133 Good Shepherd Way. Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of death from trauma, and this free course for non-health care professionals teaches how to identify and stop it. For registration…

House of Hope, 3011 W. Marshall Ave., Longview, needs volunteers for various tasks and meal sponsors for lunches and dinners. For information, call Helen Johnson, (903) 295-0904.

House of Hope, 3011 W. Marshall Ave., Longview, needs toilet paper, paper towels, pillows, air mattresses, $5 gift cards, Longview Transit Bus passes, meats, produce, dairy, college ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks and composition books. For information, call Helen Johnson, (903) 295-0904.

Stuff-the-Bus for Longview ISD: Donations accepted noon to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; drop off in bin at Center Court in Longview Mall, 3500 McCann Road. School supply lists available at longviewmall.com . For information, call (903) 753-4452.

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As Americans reel from back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio, religious leaders who have experienced violence in their houses of worship are venting their anger at the persisting violence and trying to help their congregants persevere.