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  • Statement by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened

    Statement by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened

    AUSTIN – The following statement can be attributed to Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.    “I am extremely disappointed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken […]

  • Living By the Code

    Living By the Code

    Don Evans was feted by a record-breaking crowd as he accepted his prestigious Top Hand Award. By Lana Cunningham | Photography by Curtis Routh/Gary Jefferson at LeaveTheCamera.com Donald L. Evans grew up in a world where he was influenced by not only his parents but also the television and movie hero Roy Rogers. After listening […]

  • When Free Markets Prevail

    When Free Markets Prevail

    The Permian Basin holds a lesson for the ages. What has happened here is a demonstration, to the world at large, of the best in free enterprise, capitalism, and human ingenuity. by Jesse Mullins [Editor’s Note: In this concluding installment of our three-part series, we examine the impact of Permian Basin growth within the Permian […]

  • Restored Stations are a Gas

    Restored Stations are a Gas

    By Hanaba Munn Welch Maybe it’s a sign of the times in thriving West Texas, where oil is still king. Whatever the reason, long-abandoned service stations are coming back to life thanks to the energies and enthusiasms of folks who knew those stops when they were in their former glory. Take a road trip with […]

  • A Barometer of Everyone’s Success

    A Barometer of Everyone’s Success

    That’s what the equipment rental business is. A thriving industry in its own right, it keeps other oil and gas operations humming, and its own fortunes chart a picture of the health of everyone else. By Paul Wiseman, special contributor Equipment rental is big. Bigger than ever. And it’s headed for unprecedented heights in the […]

Statement by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened

Statement by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken as Threatened

AUSTIN – The following statement can be attributed to Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.    “I am extremely disappointed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken […]

Living By the Code

Living By the Code

Don Evans was feted by a record-breaking crowd as he accepted his prestigious Top Hand Award. By Lana Cunningham | Photography by Curtis Routh/Gary Jefferson at LeaveTheCamera.com Donald L. Evans grew up in a world where he was influenced by not only his parents but also the television and movie hero Roy Rogers. After listening […]

When Free Markets Prevail

When Free Markets Prevail

The Permian Basin holds a lesson for the ages. What has happened here is a demonstration, to the world at large, of the best in free enterprise, capitalism, and human ingenuity. by Jesse Mullins [Editor’s Note: In this concluding installment of our three-part series, we examine the impact of Permian Basin growth within the Permian […]

Restored Stations are a Gas

Restored Stations are a Gas

By Hanaba Munn Welch Maybe it’s a sign of the times in thriving West Texas, where oil is still king. Whatever the reason, long-abandoned service stations are coming back to life thanks to the energies and enthusiasms of folks who knew those stops when they were in their former glory. Take a road trip with […]

(Too) Much Ado About Tremors

Just when you thought no other ugly issue could rear its head (e.g., lizards and chickens), we have, from the land of Senator Wendy Davis, claims that hydraulic fracturing is causing earthquakes. There is no disputing that there has been an increase in tremors registering as high as 3.6 in magnitude over the past three […]

RRC Gets I.T. on the Q.T.

After many years of operation on an antiquated system, the Texas Railroad Commission–regulator of the state’s oil and gas industry–is getting new computers. In fact, all new information technology. By Al Pickett, special contributor Information technology, or “I.T.” as it is commonly termed, is a way of life today. Seemingly every facet of both our […]

The Small Business HR Challenge

While the personnel functions within a small company can be challenging, there are answers out there, too.  By Bill Price Many businesses start as a family affair with their children pitching in. Sometimes it is two friends with nothing more than a handshake and a verbal agreement to split the profits. These small business situations […]

A Test of the “Right to Pool”

In January of last year, the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas issued an opinion that centered on surface use by an oil and gas operator. The Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s judgment, which found in favor of the surface owners, Will and Loree Hegar. The operator, Key Operating & […]