It's nothing special just one of a 1000 just like along side roads all over the ArkLaTex. Yet, "it's 1:00 and we're at a gas station, they are just wonderful" says a local resident.
Rick Rowe traveled to Coushatta, Louisiana and he couldn't hardly get the people there to stop bragging. You don't even have to get gas at Freddy's for them to check your tires and wash your windshield. Over and over again people said the same thing, that the owners of this particular gas station are "just good people. Good, honest, hard working Christian people."
More than 30 years ago a sweet lady and husband bought an old service station off Highway 71 in Coushatta. What used to be a common place, oil check, window wash, tire fill, well, in this place it still is.
The fellow who opened up this place, Panam, was not feeling well the afternoon that KTBS 3's Rick Rowe visited, but Freddy, his son, is just like his pop. And Panam's wife is in her late 70's but she isn't too proud to pump gas or clean a windshield. It doesn't take you long to figure out why people go out of their way to fill her up here.
You get more than gasoline here, you get love.