2020 Hurricane Season May be Busiest on Record

By Kara Seymour, Paul Scicchitano and Karen Wall, Patch Staff Researchers at Colorado State University released updated predictions for the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season last week, saying a combination of much-warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures and a lower amount of wind shear is favorable for creating more storms.  “The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to […]

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Telehealth: Is it our Future?

Nellie Lunsford, RHIA Chambers Health August 2020   The Texas Hospital Association (THA) recently shared an article regarding telehealth, going “from something nice to offer to a necessity”.  The point made is that even while recommendations are to practice social distancing, physical and mental illness do not stop.   Patients who have chronic conditions or […]

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Market Update: Rice Harvest Gaining Strength, South Delta Draining a Few Fields

On the ground, the crop continues to mature well, and harvest is ramping up in the lower delta. According to the most recent crop progress report, Louisiana’s rice crop is now more than 92% headed, basically on pace with its historical norm. Texas has already surpassed 95% headed, and despite a few weather obstacles, growers are working […]

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Hamshire-Fannett Locker Room Redo Complete

By Kim Brent, Beaumont Enterprise Hamshire-Fannett High School’s renovated locker rooms, which they won in a contest by Hollman Inc. earlier this year, are now complete. Freshly painted walls, new carpeting, murals, new lighting and logo-emblazoned rugs complete the project, which grew from plans to redo the girls and boys fieldhouse locker rooms to all […]

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HHSC to Allow Visitation to Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

Mayes Middleton, State Representative, District 23 The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced yesterday that they will begin to allow limited public visitations to nursing homes and long-term care facilities under new, strict safety measures. The new allowance comes with enhanced safety measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. This is great […]

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The Show Must Go On!

By Gloria Roemer   East Chambers High School Band Director Holly Cravy put her 2020-2021 Buccaneers Band members through their paces last week.  “We usually start practice the first week of August,” said Cravy, “but because of COVID-19, we decided to start a week earlier.  The kids seem really happy to be back.”  Cravy explained […]

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Texas Rice Update

By: Dr. M.O. Way, Prof. of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Ctr.   Well, the Texas Rice Belt survived Hurricane Hannah, but rain from the storm came at an inopportune time. Texas rice farmers are in the middle of cutting their crop, so now many fields are muddy, but farmers need to continue cutting […]

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New Physician Joins Chambers Health

ANAHUAC, TEXAS (July 2020) – Chambers Health welcomes the newest addition to the Medical Team; Dr. Isaac Van Sligtenhorst.  Dr. Van Sligtenhorst’s primary practice location will be West Chambers Medical Center, located at 9825 Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu and he has received admitting privileges to Bayside Community Hospital in Anahuac. Dr. Van Sligtenhorst graduated […]

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No 2021 Budget Workshops for County

By Gloria Roemer At last week’s virtual regular meeting of Chambers County Commissioners Court, the Court approved to set a public hearing for the 2021 County budget for August 25, 2020, which means that the 2021 budget will have been determined without budget workshops. In past years, Commissioners Court held a series of seven or […]

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