Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

Compressed Anger

Peter Gorman
A minor change in a Fort Worth zoning regulation could have major repercussions. The Fort Worth City Council a few weeks ago made what looked like a small change to zoning rules, but it’s one that could have major implica...


Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...



Just Say Whoa

Jeff Prince
A new group with influential members is preparing to challenge natural gas drilling inside Fort Worth city limits. The first order of business for the Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance (CREDO) will be to demand a mora...


Starting to Sound Like “Children of the Corn”

Static
Everywhere Static turns these days is another message about the wonders of the Barnett Shale.



Paradise Lost

Their acreage in Azle was “stress-free” until the drilling started.
Peter Gorman
When Mike and Annette Daniel moved to the Reata Estates gated community outside Azle last November, they thought they’d found paradise.


Foot Off the Gas

City hall budgeters ignore the boom.
DAN MCGRAW
For the past year or so, economists have been saying that North Texas seems immune to many of the money problems facing the rest of the country.



Water Foul

An aquifer is at risk – along with property values, livestock, and dreams – after gas wells move in.
Peter Gorman
Brian Beadle knew something was wrong when the registered Boer goats he raises on his small farm near Grandview began swelling up just after Christmas.


The East Side Comes Out Swingin’

This group of activists fights city hall on everyone’s behalf.
Jeff Prince
Towering trees are among the many things that attracted Wanda Conlin to the Meadowbrook neighborhood in East Fort Worth five decades ago.



Blue-Collar Paradise

The gas drilling boom is putting North Texas workers on Easy Street – for now.
Peter Gorman
The $100 bottles of Patron tequila have been flying off the shelf at Two Bucks Beverage Center for the last couple of years.


Tree Fight Resprouts

The city’s gas well permit practices may come under court scrutiny.
Dan McGraw
When trees along the Trinity River across from Colonial Country Club fell to gas drillers’ saws last month, many who had fought to save the grove intact thought the battle was over.