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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Big Birtha's Local Diner in Blum,TX

An old picture I ran across, but well worth posting. Another local business begging for exposure on jackrabbit's website. Absolutely the best burgers in Hill county, or so I've been told. Corner of FM 933 and the 'main drag' in Blum, TX. Click on title above the photo for a link to jack's Blum Texas site. Lot's of good information resources about the Barnett Shale Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

BNSF headed into Rio Vista on Hwy 174

Freight train, freight train - goin' so fast......
I don't care what train I'm on, as long as I keep rollin' on.
Anyone out there old enough to remember that one?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Entrance to 'Gracie' lease site in Whitney

Well, it won't be long before DTE starts rolling in the heavy equipment to the Grace lease on HCR 1236. The night sky in Whitney will soon be aglow with that familiar string of 'Christmas tree' lights. Maybe we'll get a glimpse of 'oilfieldtrash' during the frac process. Man, this has been a long time coming. Let's hope for one of those 'monster' producers!

Sunday, July 16, 2006


I had no idea that there were 'game reserves' around these parts. This one is located just inside the Whitney city limits off of FM 933 on the county road that runs next to the High school.
I'm not sure what kind of animals I saw. They ran before I could snap a good picture. I need a telephoto lens like Willie Kidd.

Whitney, TX USA

GO Wildcats! The caption above this photo doubles as a link with information about this small (but growing) rural town in southwestern Hill County Texas.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Gerik Trust Rig is UP - Ready, Set, GO!

Aspect Energy's rig is indeed up. The lights shine like a beacon illuminating the night sky deep in Southern Hill county. Let the drilling begin. Sorry about the picture quality, all I had with me on that hot day in July was my camera phone. Notice the water puddle near the front gate. Sadly, it hasn't rained in the Aquilla area since.

Update 8/4/06: DeeDee (Wilson) from NARO/TX board posts that there is still much activity at Gerik with the rig still up.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Gerik Lease Solar Controlled Gate

This is an 'up close and personal' picture of the gated entrance to the Gerik lease. The gate is recharged by the 'solar panel' that is seen in this picture.
Apparently Aspect Energy believes in going 'first class'. The gate was made by Apollo Gate Operators in San Antonio, TX. Info about Apollo is in the link above the photo.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Gerik Trust comes to LIFE!

Gerik Trust Lease - A bustle of new activity over the past several days. Picture courtesy of Diane (Dee Dee) Wilson.Posted by Picasa

Jack Be Nimble.....

It's amazing what you might run across in Hill county, if you look hard enough. There is even a special place for my friend 'jackrabbit' to cross FM 933.
Soon, you should be able to see the lights from DTE's Grace lease in Whitney almost directly behind this sign.