Dogs are often considered “man’s best friend” for their loyal companionship. However, without the right care and caution, any interaction with a dog can quickly become dangerous and lead to injury and lasting physical and emotional damage.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive in Temple. Use the entrance on the valet side of the hospital and take the elevator to the fifth floor, conference room 5G31. NAMI …

Even with school beginning, it’s still summer. Children will be excited to play with classmates and could spend more time outside, which is why we must remind them that is still hot outside. If you see signs of dry mouth, fatigue, muscle cramps, dry skin, drowsiness, or dizziness, there is a chance you are dehydrated.