Around the State
Special to The Dallas Examiner | 10/30/2013, 4:44 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.
• Nov. 12 and Nov. 26
Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
• Nov. 21
Salvation Army, 451 W. Avenue D, Garland
For more information, log on to http://www.dallasbar.org/dvap or call 214-748-1234.
The SPCA of Texas Clinics will host a Neuter Scooter for a Nickel clinic on Nov. 6 at clinics in Dallas and McKinney in an effort to curb pet overpopulation.
Cat owners will have the opportunity to have their male cats fixed for only five cents. Owners must make an appointment and bring proof of vaccinations, or vaccines (rabies and/or FVRCP) will be administered at an additional charge on the day of the appointment. All cats must be in carriers.
Locations and times are as follows:
• Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic at Village Fair, 4830 Village Fair Drive
• Russell H. Perry Spay/Neuter Clinic, 8411 Stacy Road, McKinney
Cat drop-offs are at 7:30 a.m. and pick up is at 3 p.m. To make an appointment, call 214-742-7722.
From parking lot barbecues to colorful team spirit, football tailgating is a Texas tradition. At the SMU-Temple game, one tailgate will serve fans an important and potentially life-saving message about the dangers of drinking and driving.
In 2012, 1,612 DUI-alcohol traffic crashes occurred in Texas on football game days when a Texas college or professional team was playing, causing 57 deaths.
In Dallas, there were 225 DUI-alcohol traffic crashes in 2012 on football game days when a Texas college or professional team was playing, compared with 229 alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2011. In Fort Worth, there were 116 DUI-alcohol traffic crashes in 2012 on football game days when a Texas college or professional team was playing, compared with 120 alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2011.
Visiting select college and professional football games around the state, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Fan Van will remind people to make a game plan before kickoff for having a sober ride home after the game.
The Fan Van will also offer fans a chance to win prizes. To be eligible, tailgaters must pledge not to drink and drive this football season.