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Is there a shortage or are you panic buying?

With the recent Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack thousands flock to the gas stations to top off their vehicles one car after another.

The question is, are you panic buying or is there really a shortage?

Panic buying occurs when consumers buy unusually large amounts of a product in anticipation of, or after, a disaster or perceived disaster, or in anticipation of.

This behavior happened in September of 2001 and during the early Covid 9 Pandemic.

The toilet paper, anti-bacterial household cleaners and water were the most desired items during a time of crisis. Does this unusual scalping and hoarding behavior exemplify who we are as a nation?


Extra precautions

1). Change your clothes as soon as you get home

2). Place your clothes in the wash or dirty clothes hamper

3). Wash your groceries before putting them away

4). Always wear your mask no matter where you are going or what facility you are entering

Family Matters


Play the Flute is the new movie from Rich Christiano (Time Changer, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, A Matter of Faith)

and the story of a new Youth Pastor (Brett Varvel) who takes over an indifferent youth group to try to motivate his students to read God’s Word and get serious about their relationship with the Lord.

The film features an excellent cast including Brett Varvel, Sean Ormond, Kennedy Tucker, Clint Howard, Fred Grandy (Gopher on Love Boat) and Loretta Swit (from MASH).

Religion Matters

Pastor Jentenzen encourages you to keep going no matter what your situation looks like

Money Matters

Budgeting is a practice that serves one good, especially during this current climate. While it takes practice and discipline to budget the rewards are well worth it. First, you don't have to have a lot of money to budget; start with what you have. A good way to start is to understand what a budget is. A budget is a tool that allows you to plan how much you will spend or save each month. Tune in next week as we walk you through how to set up your budget. For more information
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Beaumont News

Southeast Texas hospitalization rate drops amid a pandemic.

The Triangle is in good spirits as their hospital rates dropped by 15% in less than 10 days. This means hospitals will be able to treat more people in a timely manner regardless of diagnosis. the drop also indicates some southeast Texas hospitals are not at bed capacity.

Beaumont Texas Fun Facts

1. Oil was discovered at the Lucas Gusher on Spindletop Hill on January 10, 1901. The gusher/explosion was so intense that nine days later the oil column was still gushing nearly 200 feet high, producing around 100,000 barrels a day. Spindletop became the first major oil field and one of the largest in American history.
2. Home of the original World’s Largest (Working) Fire Hydrant. The giant hydrant was donated to the City of Beaumont by Walt Disney on March 9, 1999 for the re-release of the animated movie “101 Dalmatians” and is housed outside the Fire Museum of Texas. At the time it was the World’s Largest Fire Hydrant but it has since lost the title. However, it does work. The giant fire hydrant weighs 4,500 lbs and can blast 1,500 gallons of water a minute.
Elaine Schoch, “Travel Trivia: 15 Things You (I) Don’t Know About Beaumont TX, March 7, 2014, accessed December 28, 2020,

Is horse racing coming to Southern Texas?

Check out the lastest schedule at Sam Houston Race Park

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