Spaying and neutering -why do we do it?

Spaying and neutering -why do we do it? By: Misa Nash Spaying and neutering your pets can be a sensitive subject. No matter who you ask, everyone has an opinion. Not only do these procedures cut down on litters and homeless animals, but they also has many health benefits, including some that can potentially save […]

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Annual Wellness Exam Versus Physical

Annual Wellness Exam Versus PhysicalNellie Lunsford, RHIAChambers HealthOctober2019Medicare will cover an Initial Preventive Physical Exam and an Annual Wellness Visitbut not an Annual Physical. So, what’s the difference? The Initial Preventive Physical Exam(IPPE) is the initial physical exam that one would receive upon becoming a new Medicare beneficiary, sometimes referred to as the Welcome to […]

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ECJH “Incident” Incites Rumors/Innuendos

By Gloria Roemer Last Thursday, social media was on overload with rumors and allegations of an “incident” that occurred between a junior high student. Rumors abounded about a “list” of students that may be “targets”. The Seabreeze Beacon contacted ECISD Superintendent Scott Campbell and Sheriff Brian Hawthorne for the most recent update on the alleged […]

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Recovery Groups Available to Help You

By Gloria Roemer The last couple of weeks have been very difficult for hundreds of members of our community. Numerous national organizations have come to Winnie to assist those affected by Imelda and inform them on how to receive aid to help recover from this disaster. The American Red Cross is offering a $450 gift […]

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Searching for Solutions: It Will Take a “Coalition of the Willing”

By Gloria Roemer Over 30 “concerned” (angry and frustrated) citizens gathered at St. Louis Catholic Church parish hall this past Sunday evening to discuss among themselves the flooding, drainage, and sewer issues that have plagued the Winnie-Stowell community since Tropical Storms Harvey and Imelda. At the meeting, residents were able to share their story with […]

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How Would You Want TBCD to Spend $3Million? Immediate Drainage Repairs or New Hankamer Sewer Plant?

  ByGloria Roemer   Trinity Bay Conservation District (TBCD) is moving forward with its plan to build a new multi-million-dollar sewer plant in Hankamer. According to Mike Winzer, president of TBCD Board of Directors, the current sewer plant in Hankamer is close to its capacity. “We have to do something to stay in compliance with […]

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Emergency Disaster Declarations and Designations

Farmers and ranchers know all too well that natural disasters can be a common, and likely a costly, variable to their operation. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has emergency assistance programs to provide assistance when disasters strike, and for some of those programs, a disaster designation may be the eligibility trigger. When natural disaster occurs, […]

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