It was only a week ago that we were talking about gas prices going down for a little bit. But we're back to prices beginning to rise again. And this time, they're hitting new highs.
Yes, if you heard the noise of someone or something screaming, it's probably because your wallet will indeed hurt after reading this.
KWTX has reported that prices have reached new levels of hurting budgets. $4.34 is current average price of fuel across the Texas at the time of writing. And that's just for unleaded fuel.
I don't want look at the other prices for fuel for fear of passing out, so let's move on shall we?
KWTX also looked around to what other parts of Texas were shelling out to pay for fuel. It was revealed El Paso's average is $4.54, while Lubbock sits at $4.16. I'm not driving to Lubbock to get fuel that's for sure.
Overall, the USA average sits at a staggering $4.71. AAA reports this as the highest price for fuel ever set. And relief may not be coming for a while. KWTX received this comment from Daniel Armbruster, an AAA Texas spokesperson:
“Prices will likely continue to fluctuate with relief likely not coming until after the busy summer travel season concludes.”
Overall, things look a little bleak right now in terms of refueling. Makes me want to bike to work instead of drive if we're being honest here. But to look on the bright side, Texas, according to KWTX, has the 9th lowest gas prices in the nation.
Hey, at least we don't live in California where gas is...*checks notes* $6.21 A GALLON?!?!?
By the way, there's a really handy app to have on your phone (besides our free app, of course) called Gas Buddy. You can use it to see the gas prices in your town, and even have them display from lowest to highest.
Good luck out there, Texas.
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He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.
"Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe."
Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.
Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his 'new adopted grandma'. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.
Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman's life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.