Thursday May 16
BNSF Railway and U.S. Silica open logistics center in Van Ormy
BNSF Railway and U.S. Silica are opening a new logistics center in Van Ormy, Texas to serve oil and gas drillers in the Eagle Ford Shale.
Wed May 15, 2013
Wrecks increase 300 percent
Crashes increased by 295.5 percent in McMullen County and by 11.1 percent in Live Oak County from 2008 to 2011, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
National Property Holdings announces plans for new rail park
The Eagle Ford Shale oil-and-gas play in South Texas has spurred an ever-growing list of projects for the largest metro in proximity to the formation - San Antonio.
Primera Energy drills new well in Eagle Ford Shale
Primera Energy LLC has completed a frack of its second well in the Eagle Ford Shale and company officials are eagerly awaiting the results of a flow test later this week.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Victoria Advocate
Some Crossroads school districts earn 'wealthy' status
The following school districts have received preliminary notification of potential Chapter 41 status for the 2013-14 school year.
Wind farm still planned in southern Bee County
Bee County could still have a wind farm along its southern border despite last week's decision.
Sat May 11, 2013
KC Council approves Martinez as city secretary-comptroller
The April 23 regular meeting of the Karnes City City Council saw the council approve Amelia "Mely" Martinez to the official position of city secretary/comptroller. Martinez had been working for the city in various capacities since 1985, and was eventually appointed as assistant city secretary in March of 2011.
Fri May 10, 2013
Shale boom has major impact on Texas' budget
A drilling rig near Kenedy. Last fiscal year, tax income from oil production and regulation was 43 percent higher than estimated by the comptroller's office, at $2.1 billion.
U.S., Mexico must collaborate on Eagle Ford Shale development
A U.S. Energy Department official said Thursday that the United States and Mexico must work together to ensure that oil-and-gas drilling targeting the Eagle Ford Shale doesn't negatively impact either country, FuelFix.com reported.
Thu May 09, 2013
City council receives economic development report from consultant
Gateway Planning Group representative Brad Lonberger presented an economic development report to city council in a workshop session during Tuesday night's city meeting.
The Beaumont Enterprise
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Welcome, Mr. President
According to the advance memo for your visit to Austin today, you're here to talk about one of our favorite subjects: educating students for high-paying jobs in what used to be called the vocational sector, but which is now anything but shop class.
Wed May 08, 2013
Many shales still to be explored
About a year ago, talk began circulating in this West Texas town about a huge oil-producing formation called the Cline Shale, east of the traditional drilling areas around Midland.
CNG: A part of the future
The ability to change fleets of vehicles from gasoline or diesel to compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas is out there and cheaper than ever.
Eagle Ford worker dies when pipe falls
A contractor working in the Eagle Ford Shale has been killed at a BHP Billiton Petroleum construction site in Karnes County.
Tue May 07, 2013
Texas Groundwater Levels Suffer Sharp Drop, Study Finds
Groundwater levels in Texas' major aquifers dropped considerably between 2010 and 2011, as the state's drought intensified, according to a report published recently by the Texas Water Development Board .
Mon May 06, 2013
Times Record News
Commissioner is oil's Man of the Year
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter has been named Man of the Year by The Oil & Gas Year, a leading industry publication and comprehensive business guide, in recognition of his leading role in the responsible development of the Eagle Ford Shale.
Economic Stabilization Fund
One topic of much debate this session has been the possible use of the Economic Stabilization Fund , which is more commonly referred to as the Rainy Day Fund.
County jail gets high marks after recent inspection
Karnes County's jail received some good news, for a change. A letter from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva dated April 3 acknowledged the excellent work done by the Karnes County Sheriff's Office in obtaining a Certificate of Compliance for the Karnes County Jail.