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March 7, 2012 | 1,851 views | 17 comments

Editor:

Not to throw a wrench into the Eagle Ford shale parade, but I see several serious problems here in South Texas.

First, what happens in 20 years when all of the oil-related companies that have moved to South Texas leave because all of the wells are drilled? What happens when more cities like Falls City start running out of water? Who will fix all of the damage that the tractor-trailers are causing our roads, such as the ruts on 281 in Pleasanton? Try driving down Highway 99. It is torn up for miles from tractor-trailer traffic.

What happens when all of the area school districts spend millions on buildings and all of the kids leave because mommy and daddy cannot find work? It is extremely mind-boggling that not too many people in South Texas seem to give a damn about trying to find alternatives to fossil fuels.

Paint me a liberal, or whatever else you people call concerned citizens, who see firsthand the damage being done.

TRACY JOSEP BOGERT

Von Ormy
 

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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 9, 2012 8:01am
 
"What I said was we will run out of oil and sooner than you think." Run out of oil???!!! Yikes! The sky is falling!!!! The argument that oil is a finite resource is about as strategically helpful right now ... More ›

 
Tracy Bogert  
Von Ormy, TX  
March 8, 2012 9:30pm
 
Actually I never once stated I was against drilling. What I said was we will run out of oil and sooner than you think. Also my name is Tracy Joseph Bogert and I am a male. Anyone who takes the time to bash me for something I ... More ›

 
Brent Tubre  
Floresville, TX  
March 8, 2012 1:59pm
 
Well, as a small business owner making custom saddles, I am very grateful for all the money flowing into the area. Maybe this year I'll make enough money to pay my property taxes.

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
March 8, 2012 1:40pm
 
Your Opinion – who disagreed with Tracy and what valid points? What long term effects? Did you know if you drink too much water you can die? It is called water intoxication. What mindless people are perpetuating drill baby ... More ›

 
footballfan  
stockdale  
March 8, 2012 1:25pm
 
there is no viable alternative to fossil fuels now or in the near future so that point is not worth even discussing, all the other points mentioned are spot on....

 
NotSoRapido  
dVille  
March 8, 2012 1:07pm
 
yes...Tracy...you gooooo girrrrrrrllll...lol

 
MyOpinion  
Floresville  
March 8, 2012 11:45am
 
Tracy, the people who disagree with your valid points are idiots and part of the problem. It is all for profit and massive ignorance of the long term effects that drives these oil crazy people to their views. This drill baby ... More ›

 
Turbo  
Wilson County  
March 8, 2012 8:51am
 
Someone drank the cool aid.

 
NotSoRapido  
dVille  
March 8, 2012 8:05am
 
Be Careful - well said....whining liberals....say it isn't soooooo...

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
March 8, 2012 7:05am
 
Wilson County has seen oil companies come and go before. Look around and you will see old derricks. Texas has already been through an oil boom and bust before. We survived. What is your suggested alternative? What jobs are ... More ›

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