FANCY a night on the town wearing your best pink-and-black outfit, or are you more the outdoor type, ready to strap on your running shoes and drag the kids around the block a few times before breakfast?
If wining and dining is more your scene, L&G Steppers has just the event for you on Friday with an evening of music, drink specials and free food all in the cause Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
So dress up and head out to Mr Calvin’s Club at 6022 Martin Luther King Avenue in Hitchcock.
But, if lung-busting exercise is more likely to grab your bag, gather up your children for a trip to Moody Gardens on Saturday for D’Feet Breast Cancer’s annual run-and-walk fundraiser, also in aid of helping victims of the disease.
The event includes 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a 1K kids’ event.
The gun will fire to start the first event at 7:00am but don’t worry if you’re not able to rise at dawn after stepping out the night before – the program is a staggered affair (no pun intended), with the events beginning at intervals.
No doubt they’ll let you know your start time when you sign up.

An Evening For Education
WHO: Santa Fe Education Foundation
WHAT: Gala in honor of local veterans
WHEN: October 21, 6:00pm
WHERE: Fire station, 13112 Highway 6, Santa Fe
CONTACT: Jodi, 409-925-9080

Honoring breast cancer survivors
WHO: L&G Steppers
WHAT: A pink-and-black affair
WHEN: October 21, 7:00pm
WHERE: Mr Calvin’s Club, 6022 M L King Avenue, Hitchcock
HOW MUCH: $10 in advance, $15
at the door
CONTACT: Precious, 281-889-2214

Celebration Of Life runs and walk
WHO: D’Feet Breast Cancer
WHAT: 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and
a 1K kids’ event to help fight breast cancer
WHEN: October 22, 7:00am
WHERE: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope
Boulevard, Galveston
HOW MUCH: Adults $50, kids $15
CONTACT: 409-771-5574 or

Low-cost pet vaccination
WHO: Pet Vaccination Services
WHAT: Vaccinations, flea control and heartworm testing, plus pet registration and microchipping by the county animal resource center for residents of Bayou Vista, Hitchcock, Kemah, La Marque, Texas City and unincorporated parts of the county
WHEN: October 22, 10:00am-3:00pm
WHERE: County animal resource center, 3412 25th Avenue North, Texas City
HOW MUCH: From $12 to $68
CONTACT: PVS, 713-738-3131, 210-377-2222 or; ARC, 409-948-2485

Spirit Day
WHO: Gringo’s Tex-Mex
WHAT: Restaurant donates part of its day’s proceeds to Santa Fe high school’s Project Grad
WHEN: October 24, 11:00am-9:00pm
WHERE: Gringo’s Tex-Mex, 10200 Emmett Lowry Expressway, Texas City
HOW MUCH: Price of selected meal
CONTACT: Santa Fe ISD, 409-925-3526, or Santa Fe chamber of commerce, 409-925-8558

Meet The Candidates
WHO: Santa Fe ISD
WHAT: Candidates for the district board greet the voters
WHEN: October 24, 5:00pm
WHERE: Dayspring church, 2215 FM 646 North, Santa Fe
CONTACT: 409-925-8558

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Living on purpose with William Holland

I  have the opportunity to meet new people every week and I am grateful for that blessing. As I continue to pray for spiritual awareness, I realize that the Lord has been patient with my own problems and has graciously allowed me to labor in the area of communication.
When having a conversation with someone, listening intently is the key to recognizing what is on their mind and, in particular, to discern where they are in their relationship with God.
Most of the time, the average person will stay in shallow conversational waters, with no intention of exposing their deeper thoughts. I have actually heard individuals say: “It is no one’s business what I believe.” Evidently, they are convinced that it’s safer to tolerate a serious discussion than to be a part of one.
If a controversial topic comes to the surface, some people bite on it while others wait to see how the person they are speaking to responds and then adjust their conversation accordingly. Whatever the case, very rarely do I encounter someone who barges out of the gate with both barrels blazing.
Lately, I’ve had some very interesting discussions that once again remind me about how people see themselves spiritually. These conversations have been with intelligent and highly respected individuals but it has not taken me long to discover that God is not a part of their lives.
In fact, during our chats, each one bristled at the very mention of God’s name. This attitude is a subtle hostility of disrespect that caused me to feel as if I had said something inappropriate
or offensive and – in the reality of spiritual warfare – I did.
When anyone rejects God, it immediately sets off an alarm because I know that such people are living on the edge of an eternity without hope and there is no way I can ignore that.
You see, beyond the communication we humans have with one another, there is an underlying reality that is directly connected to the soul.
Maybe I am a little more discerning about this because I am a minister but, when I encounter someone who needs to be rescued by the mercy of God, I start looking for a life preserver as if someone has fallen overboard.
To go a step further, I am also burdened about a world of individuals who have yet to reach out with faith for the truth that sets them free.
Within our prayers, it is important to remember that being sensitive to the folks around us is crucial when attempting to communicate the Lord’s gospel.
These opportunities are commonly referred to as “divine appointments” because they are seen as God arranging the perfect time and place for us to speak into another person’s life, which also provides a way for the Holy Spirit to draw others to The Almighty.
Alternatively, losing our interest about the lost is a sign that we have drifted away from God’s holy fire and have cooled off into a selfish and lukewarm state of being. Within the Christian life, we realize that our passion about evangelism exposes our level of spiritual love and concern for others.
At times, I think about what it would take to get someone’s attention, and then I am reminded that only God knows and that
my responsibility is to just follow his directions.
I remember a classic story in chapter nine of the book of Acts about a man named Saul who was a highly educated and respected authority within the religious legal system. Unfortunately, he was also known to be one of the fiercest persecutors of Christians until the day he had a spiritual experience that changed him for ever.
I will let you read how this fascinating story ends but allow me to conclude that God has a way to convict and transform even the hardest heart. He is constantly urging us to pray for those we meet and desires that we develop an awareness within our conversations to relay what He is telling us to say as it could definitely make an eternal difference in someone else’s life.
Kentucky resident William Holland is an outreach minister, chaplain and author who has his own Christian website,, and sets out each week to find thought-provoking messages of inspiration, hope and encouragement for our readers.

Inspirations by Frances Durisseau

We all have those days when it seems that just breathing takes our very best effort. At times, for me, they have carried over into weeks and months. It’s not depression or anxiety. It is just a feeling of being overwhelmed with the day-to-day minutiae of life and doing my best to process it.
Illness, grief, sadness or just frustration at how things are going, or not going, can trigger such angst. Here’s what I have found helps.
Just put one foot in front of the other, no matter how or what you are feeling. If all you can do is keep on putting one foot in front of the other, you are making progress, so keep doing it, step by step. Even when it’s hard. Even when it hurts. And, truthfully, even when you don’t want to or don’t even see the point of it.
One step. One foot followed by the other foot. If that is all you can do right now, it’s enough. You will eventually get to where you need to go because you are moving forward. Let that assurance be enough, no matter how difficult or how painful.
Just take that first step. It will get easier! Never allow anything to stop you or get the best of you – and give yourself permission to move slowly. Just keep on stepping!
Contact Frances by e-mail at

Calhoun, RL                         RL Calhoun

Pastor’s pulpit with RL Calhoun

Part one of a two-part series

King Nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of ancient Babylon, which is now Iraq, had a dream. Following the interpretation of the dream by the prophet Daniel, the king did a very foolish thing. In an act of pride, he had a golden statue of himself constructed and set up on the plain of Dura. It was 90 feet high and nine feet wide.
After the completion of the statue, the king issued an order. When the royal orchestra played, everyone was required to bow down and worship the golden image. Anyone who refused to do so would be instantly thrown into a fiery furnace.
Three godly Hebrews, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, took a bold stand of faith and flatly refused to bow down and worship the king’s image. When Nebuchadnezzar threatened them with death, the Bible records their response in verses 16-18 of the third chapter of the book of Daniel: “Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God who we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But, if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up’.”
In a rage, Nebuchadnezzar commanded that the fiery furnace be heated seven times hotter than normal and then Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego were bound and thrown into the inferno.
There are times when God doesn’t come through for us. By that, I mean He doesn’t come through for us in the way we expect or at the time we expect Him to do so.
God certainly could have intervened and stopped three of his servants from being thrown into the fiery furnace. Remember the position they took. In effect, they said: “If God doesn’t choose to deliver us, we will still remain faithful to Him!”
I read about an old Quaker man who was heard saying: “God, I am not surprised that You have as few friends as You do because of the way You treat the ones You do have.”
That man is certainly not the only person who has ever felt that way. All Christians have said in despair at one time or another: “God, don’t you think it’s time for You to do something about what’s taking place?”
The truth is that there is a difference between God’s works and his ways. There are times when He chooses to delay his works in order to reveal his ways. Why? He does so to teach those of us who are his children to trust Him for who is – not just for what He does!
We shall delve further into that aspect of our relationship with God and his work next week.
RL Calhoun is pastor of New Life Fellowship church in Texas City.

September 29
Curtis Thomas
Born August 8, 1922

October 3
Marilyn Cunningham
Died at age 83

October 5
Barney Lou Owens
Born August 18, 1933

October 6
Susie Roundtree-Hill
Born August 2, 1941
James Clarence Lovings
Born August 16, 1928
Earney Grace Manchack
Born December 23, 1923
Dale Eugene Weiland
Born May 18, 1924

October 7
Billy Lee Ashley
Born August 15, 1930
Rebecca Brewer
Age not advised
Palmira Lopez
Born November 22, 1969
Elizabeth Mack
Died at age 88
Vicki Lynn Martin
Born July 16, 1960
Patti Ann Wright
Born June 23, 1955

October 8
Carol Mahoney
Born February 24, 1951
Lawrence Schumacher
Born February 23, 1923

October 9
Patricia Ann Burns
Born March 3, 1937
Elvira Cuevas
Died at age 92
Dorothy Lee Smith
Died at age 77
Jose Villanueva
Age not advised
Johnnie Young
Died at age 87

October 10
Betty Alberta-Morrison
Born November 9, 1924
Darrell Pitts
Born November 7, 1937

October 11
Edith Achille
Born May 10, 1932
Gaynell Cibulski
Died at age 79
Julia Romero Messer
Born June 25, 1943

October 12
Robert Warren Burke
Died at age 82
Connie Tadlock
Born August 8, 1941

In loving memoriam is a free service offered by The Post to the Galveston County community each Sunday and records the known passing of citizens up to the previous Thursday. Mourners wishing to publish additional details of their loved one’s passing are invited to call 409-943-4265 for details.