Political Couple James Carville and Mary Matalin to Speak at Dallas Benefit

Bewildered by politics?You are not alone. Consider attending a Jan. 26 benefit for Hope Supply Co. featuring strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin discussing politics and partisanship at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.The married couple is intimately acquainted with both topics. Carville is a top Democratic consultant and political commentator, and Matalin served in the Republican presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Last year, she switched her party affiliation to Libertarian.Bush Presidential Center president and CEO Ken Hersh will moderate.The Party for Hope includes a pre-talk reception plus coffee and dessert afterwards. Proceeds will fund Hope Supply's services for homeless children.To purchase $250 tickets or sponsorships, visit hopesupplyco.org or contact Barbara Johnson at barbara@hopesupplyco.org or 214-630-5765, ext. 316.Dinner party for the SPCAThe SPCA of Texas is throwing a casual dinner party Jan. 29 at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center to benefit its South Dallas Initiative.The program focuses on community safety and pet health services through the group's Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic. Among its services are free pet vaccinations and behavior training in 11 ZIP codes. It also has a new mobile surgical unit.The loose dog crisis in South Dallas reached a tipping point in May when a woman was fatally mauled. To alleviate the problem, the SPCA of Texas aims to castrate or spay 30,000 animals in South Dallas over the next 18 months if it achieves full funding.  Continue reading...

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