Danielle Christine Culpepper, 19, of Beaumont

Danielle Christine Culpepper, 19, of Beaumont, died in one-vehicle crash in Newton County on Saturday, June 20. A 12:45 p.m., Culpepper was traveling eastbound on Recreational Road 255 in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler when for an unknown reason, she traveled off the road to the right, DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Beginning in August, the Miller Branch Library will be hosting free Zumba classes every Wednesday for adults 18 and up.

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A La Porte city councilman was killed in an electrocution incident June 19 at Orange Junior High School in Orangefield.

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In the past 17 years, this column has often addressed the importance of hope in the healthcare process. Without hope, personal healthcare improvement will not happen. Increasingly, in the context of a patient-centered medical home model of care, we have realized that while technology and science can treat diseases, neither can produce health.

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Charles Kingsley wrote, “Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.

Elvis Presley perhaps was paraphrasing Joseph Addison when he said, “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

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