First Baptist Fannett

An area church invited me and several others to join with them for a thanksgiving service. One of the ones mentioned was 1st Baptist, Fannett, pastored by my friend Scooter Wenner. I asked the pastor why he had invited Scooter and he asked what was wrong with that? I answered, “Scooter’s just not thankful. You […]

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Plenty to be Thankful For

No doubt about it, 2020 has been a year like no other.  However, even with all of the difficult situations, we can still find plenty to be thankful for. For starters, Fall is in the air.  There is something about a cool breeze after months of the sweltering Texas heat that just puts a smile […]

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TBCD Broke … No Plan on How to Fix It

Commentary by Gloria Roemer   As this newspaper has reported earlier, unless drastic cuts are made to the current 2020-2021 budget, TBCD will have no money ($00,000,000.00) by August 2021. At a special meeting held on Thursday, November 12th, TBCD Attorney Hubert Oxford IV presented the Board and management with spread sheets showing in detail […]

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Body Found in Hankamer Drainage Ditch

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reported that on Saturday, November 14th, 2020, at approximately 2:23 p.m., Deputies with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) were dispatched to the 1500 block of Hankamer Loop Road, Chambers County, in reference to a report of a possible deceased person being located near a drainage ditch. Deputies arrived on […]

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Bullying – The “Silent Killer”

David Arabie, LPC Chambers Health November 2020   The medical community often talks about the “silent killers” of Americans. Hypertension, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes.  Each effect thousands every year, despite public service announcements about these “silent killers” flashing across television screens and adorning pamphlet racks of doctor’s offices, all in a desperate attempt to […]

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New Faces on Political Horizon

By Gloria Roemer Several local branches of government will have new fresh faces as a result of the November 3rd election.  And interestingly, none of these individuals have ever held elective office. Chambers County Commissioners Court:  Tommy Hammond of Mont Belvieu defeated long time incumbent Gary Nelson for Chambers County Commissioner Pct.3 in the GOP […]

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Memories of Al Gore v George W. Bush

By Gloria Roemer   Many of us painfully remember the “hanging chad” 2000 presidential election. Incumbent Vice President Al Gore and challenger Texas Governor George W. Bush ran a close race in the fall of 2000 with both sides alternating being in the lead.  But, in the end, it all came down to Florida and […]

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A Life of Wellbeing

Janice Jircik, Director The Wellness Center at Bayside October 2020   Have you ever thought about how to improve your wellbeing?  With all the changes and obstacles that 2020 has brought to light for us, our family, friends, and community; I think it is an important time to maybe sit back for a moment and […]

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