PSA- Frio County Commissioners have imposed a burn ban in all parts of the unincorporated areas of the county for the next 90 days.
120 acres of hay field and several outbuildings and their contents were consumed by fire, as an out-of-control grass fire blazed across the property in Northwest Wilson County. Firefighters from Floresville, Poth, Three Oaks, La Vernia, Stockdale, St. Hedwig, Cañada Verde, and Eagle Creek battled most of yesterday afternoon in near-100-degree heat. The grass is extremely dry and the hot winds do not help. Please be careful out there! Read More
Following complaints that earthquakes have become more frequent over the last several years, The Texas Railroad Commission’s new proposed regulations on wastewater injection wells were heard by members of the Texas House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Seismic Activity on Monday, Dr. Craig Pearson, the Railroad Commission’s new seismologist, told the subcommittee that the regulations would help make sure injected wastewater doesn’t migrate onto inactive fault lines and cause man-made quakes.
“Because we’re now dealing with induced seismicity, the worry is not only about water moving up [to our groundwater] but out to dormant faults,” Pearson said, noting that current regulations are only designed to protect from groundwater contamination. Read More
This is Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network for the Eagle Ford Minute
The Texas Railroad Commission reported Tuesday oil production in June reached 2.16 million barrels a day, up from 2.14 million the previous month and 29 percent from a year ago.
And the shale drilling boom in the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin formations does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas, issued 2,419 drilling permits in July, an 11 percent increase from last month.
Five of the top ten oil producing counties were in the Eagle Ford, and four of those led state-wide production by county for the month:
Karnes – 204,500 b/d
La Salle – 155,283 b/d
De Witt – 140,323 b/d
Gonzales – 110,598 b/d
Read more here.
PSA – A Note on Service Dog Access to Places Open to the Public in Texas
Texas law and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act guarantee the right of a person who is blind or has other disabilities, including post-traumatic stress (PTS), to be accompanied by a trained service animal in all public places.
For more information, our website at No Bull Radio dot com. This is Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network for the Eagle Ford Minute.
High School Football Rivals Karnes City Badgers meet at Kenedy Lions Stadium
Don’t miss out on the biggest awaited High School varsity game of the year, Matching 2 undefeated rival teams together. It’s the undefeated Karnes City Badgers at the undefeated Kenedy Lions stadium this Friday Night at 7:30pm. Guaranteed to be an exciting game.
Don’t forget to support your team by wearing either Black and Orange for Karnes City Badgers or Maroon and White for Kenedy Lions. Good luck to the boys and to Coach Wood and Coach Havron, too!!! …The Badgers and the Lions will battle on the gridiron, with a live radio broadcast on KCAF 92.1FM.
Area high School on air radio Football game sponsorships are still available for the season. Call David at 210-744-3797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
106th Annual Falls City Parish Picnic at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church this labor day weekend on Sunday, August 31st. The Labor Day Weekend Picnic at the The Holy Trinity Catholic Church is this Sunday.
Barbecued beef, sausage, and fried chicken dinners with all the trimmings will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $9 a plate, to-go or dine-in. Enjoy bingo, a live auction and be plenty of family fun and kids activities. Dance to the music of Texas Thunder beginning at 7. Proceeds benefit the church. Get out and have some good food and fun.
Energy Companies Wasting Natural Gas
Eagle Ford flaring was 10 times higher than the combined rate of the state’s other oil fields.
Oil and gas companies rushing to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale since 2009 have burned and wasted billions of cubic feet of natural gas — enough to meet the needs for an entire year of every San Antonio-area household. Faced with a pipeline shortage in rural South Texas, companies bleed off the gas into flares that release air pollutants and greenhouse gases in amounts that collectively rival the output of a half-dozen oil refineries.
Eagle Ford flares pumped more than 15,000 tons of volatile organic compounds and other contaminants into the air in 2012, state pollution estimates obtained by the Express-News state. While flaring is supposed to incinerate impurities in raw natural gas and produce carbon dioxide, some of the wasted fossil fuel is instead just being vented – unburned – directly into the atmosphere.
This is Randy Watson, from the No Bull Radio Network for the Eagle Ford Minute.
Read more here and here.
The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by one to 260 rigs running across our coverage area by the end of last week.
In recent news, Houston-based BHP Billiton may soon get the green light to export condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale. According to the Houston Chronicle, BHP President Rod Skaufel confirmed the company has applied for an export permit with the U.S. Commerce Department (US DoC).
The U.S. rig count decreased by 17 to 1,896 rigs running by the end of last week. A total of 330 rigs were targeting natural gas (nine more than the previous week) and 1,564 were targeting oil in the U.S. (25 less than the previous week). The remainder were drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.). 888 or ~48% of rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas. See More
Eagle Ford Minute with Randy Watson
Natalie Rose singing Lonely Home graced our presence in Kenedy, Texas at the studio of the No Bull Radio Network. We’ll be airing the chat few times over the next week that we had with Natalie and her co-songwriter/guitar/vocals John Butcher.
Natalie is a very interesting person, I wish that we would have had more time to learn more about her. We wish her all the best!
Come join the Frio County Commissioners Court, the USDA, Frio LaSalle Farm Service Agency, The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas A&M Extension Ofice to learn more about the 2014 Farm Bill and other agriculture opportunities, tonight, Monday, August 25 from 6-8pm at the Frio County Community Center at 410 Pecan St. in Pearsall.
Judy Canales, USDA State director will be the guest speaker from the US Department of Agriculture. Speakers will discuss the 2014 Farm bill. The 5 year agriculture reform and policy. including Crop Insurance, Specialty crops, Foreign agriculture and food aid, farm loans, energy and forestry, Nutrition and SURE programs, research, conservation dary and rural development.
Attendees will have direct dialog with Federal State and local leaders including area business owners. The conference is tonight at the Frio County Community Center at 410 Pecan St in Pearsall from 6-8pm. Contact Frio County Judge Garcia’s office at 830-334-2154 for more information.
“Farming With Alternatives & Opportunities”
Join Us & Learn About Opportunities to Apply!
Monday, August 25th
6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Frio County Community Center
410 Pecan St., Pearsall, TX
For more information contact County Judge Garcia’s Office at 830-334-2154 or Sally Velasquez at 512-913-2223
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Dove season forecast with Texas Parks and Wildlife Dove Program Leader Shaun Oldenburger, starts out this weeks Lone Star Outdoors Show
. The show airs on the No Bull Radio Network from 9am to 10am on Saturday morning
and Sunday evening from 8pm to 9pm.
A Texas man who was mauled by a mt lion in as a boy in 1984 talks about coming face to face with another Texas lion this spring. The results from this encounter were much different as David Vaught walked away carrying the mountain lion out on his back this time around. Truly a great tale of things coming full circle for a hunter whose life was forever altered by this apex predator.
We round things out by talking trout when Captain Len Girard stops in for our monthly coastal fishing report. We went fishing with Captain Len last weekend so we also recap our trip.