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Eagle Ford Minute Nov 26


Eagle Ford Minute by Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network

Eagle Ford Rig Count Increases and ConocoPhillips is on its way to making 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Its 157,000 barrel daily production for the third quarter was up 31,000 barrels, or 25 percent, from the same time period the year before. ConocoPhillips is evaluating pilot tests in the “upper” Eagle Ford (where the Eagle Ford meets the Austin Chalk).

ConocoPhillips also plans to test “a three layer development concept by placing a layer of wells in the upper Eagle Ford and two layers of wells in the lower Eagle Ford. The wells will be drilled 660 feet apart in each layer. They call this an 80-acre triple stack. Read More

Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count Increases by Three to 268

The U.S. rig count increased by one to 1,929 rigs running by the end of last week. A total of 355 rigs were targeting natural gas (five more than the previous week) and 1,574 were targeting oil in the U.S. (four less than the previous week). 906 or ~48% of rigs active in the U.S. were running in Texas.

The natural gas rig count decreased by one to 16 rigs running by the end of last week. Average rig counts for natural gas production in 2012 were around 80 and then dropped to around 40 in 2013. Natural gas prices stayed flat from the previous week at $4.05/mmbtu on Friday afternoon.

The oil rig count increased by four to 252 rigs running by the end of last week. WTI oil prices increased by ~$.40 from the previous week, trading at $76.35/bbl on Friday afternoon. Eagle Ford light crude traded at $73.00/bbl on November 21st. Read More

For more information visit the No Bull Radio Website at nobullradio.com. I am Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network reporting the Eagle Ford Minute.

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Mary Sarah


Country Music Singer Mary Sarah Sings Duets with Legends

by Randy Watson

dolly-sarahJust this summer, 19 years old Country Music Singer and Texas native Mary Sarah released the album Bridges.

Lots of country musicians cut an album with a tract list that includes cover songs by country legends such as Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker and the late Ray Price.

However, it’s something else with Mary Sarah actually sings those songs on the album with the country greats that made them. What a great list of truly legendary songs!

Bridges Track List:
1. “Jolene” (featuring Dolly Parton)
2. “Crazy” (Featuring Willie Nelson)
3. “Fightin’ Side of Me” (featuring Merle Haggard)
4. “Heartaches By the Number” (featuring Ray Price)
5. “Go Rest High on That Mountain” (featuring Vince Gill)
6. “Dream On” (featuring the Oak Ridge Boys)
7. “Texas, When I Die” (featuring Tanya Tucker)
8. “Rose Garden” (featuring Lynn Anderson)
9. “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life” (featuring Ronnie Milsap)
10. “Where the Boys Are” (featuring Neil Sedaka)
11. “My Great Escape” (featuring John Rich and Big Kenny)
12. “All I wanna Do Is Sing My Song” (featuring Freddy Powers)
13. “I’m Sorry

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PSA Nov 30


Issues Today airs Sunday Morning at 7:00 AM on the No Bull Radio Network.

Issues Today

Disaster Preparedness/Health – 11/30/14 – IT – Interview with Dr. Meryl Nass, Immunization Expert, about the country’s readiness for a massive Ebola epidemic, and about the need for more openness about healthy issues.

Youth/Parenting – 11/30/14 – IT – Interview with Dr. Kevin Leman, Parenting Expert, about how parents can better handle their teens, and about discipline procedures.

Stress/Health – 11/30/14 – IT – Interview with Doug Ingoldsby, Nutrition Expert, about ways to survive the holiday sugar shock season, and about alternative health techniques.

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PSA Nov 23


Issues Today

Child Abuse/Parenting – 11/23/14 – IT – Interview with Judge Glenda Hatchett, TV Jurist, about parenting issues and the increase of child abuse, as well as the challenges of family court.

Domestic Violence/Women – 11/23/14 – IT – Interview with Dr. Gina Myers, Personal and Professional Dev. Coach, about her personal experiences with domestic violence, and about how women can have better self esteem.

Food Costs/Health – 11/23/14 – IT – Interview with Annabelle Ascher, Food Expert, about how people can save money on their groceries, and about buying more healthy foods.

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Lone Star Outdoors Show Nov 22-23


The Lone Star Outdoors Show airs at 9:00am Saturday Morning and 8:00pm Sunday Evenings. Join Cable Smith as he discusses the great outdoors.

PhilBourjaily_zps96311c6fThis weeks show we talk shotgunning with Field and Stream shotgun editor Phil Bourjaily. Then predator hunting with Jeff Thomason of Predator Pursuit. Jeff recently arrowed an 800 plus pound world record mako shark with his bow! He talks about that experience and we spend a segment on calling coyotes. We wrap things up by talking winter catfishing with Greg Pavur or Pavur Outdoors. A longtime guide, Greg explains why catfish move shallow during cold weather and he tells us how to catch ‘em!


Have a great Thanksgiving!


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Eagle Ford Minute Nov 21


Eagle Ford Minute Nov 21, 2014
by Randy Watson, randy@nobullradio.com

San Antonio ozone pollution remains in compliance with federal air quality standards

Eagle Ford Shale air quality is monitored from a single monitoring station in Floresville. The TCEQ chose Floresville as the location for the first monitor because of it’s proximity to San Antonio. A second monitoring station will be installed at the Karnes County Courthouse within 2 months. The Dallas area Barnett Shale has 15 monitors. There is some question as to whether or not this air pollution from the Eagle Ford will tip the scales for ozone pollution in San Antonio.

San Antonio ozone pollution remains in compliance with federal air quality standards, but every year the city inches closer and closer to “non-attainment.”

If the San Antonio region is declared to be in “non-attainment,” consumers could face mandatory emissions-testing on their automobiles, higher gasoline prices, restrictions on businesses that release pollutants in the air and a potential cut in federal highway funding. Read More Here, Here and Here

Oil at $75 Means Patches of Texas Shale Turn Unprofitable

With crude at $75 a barrel, the price Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says will be the average in the first three months of next year, 19 U.S. shale regions are no longer profitable, according to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Read More

For more information visit the No Bull Radio Website at www.nobullradio.com

This has been Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network Reporting the Eagle Ford Minute.

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Cody Joe Hodges Studio Visit


Cody Joe Hodges Visits 1280AM KMFR Pearsall Studio

by Randy Watson, KMFR


Randy Watson and Cody Joe Hodges (r) at the No Bull Radio Network studio in Pearsall, Texas. 1280-AM KMFR

Texas music artist Cody Joe Hodges made a radio visit, today, to the 1280-AM KMFR studio in Pearsall of the No Bull Radio Network. Cody Joe Hodges and Eric Mathis (drummer) are out and about in Texas and Oklahoma promoting “Getting Back to Country” from his just released album “The Good Stuff”.


Eric Mathis (drummer) and Cody Joe Hodges at the 1280-AM KMFR radio studio in Pearsall, November 14, 2014.

Cody Joe is inspired by Merle Haggard, George Strait, Don Williams and Waylon Jennings. I even heard some Dwight Yoakum. “The Good Stuff” will take you back to sounds of country, back when you knew what country was supposed to sound like.

Cody Joe graduated from Texas A&M and is a US Army Veteran. Learn more about Cody Joe Hodges and the Cody Joe Hodges band at www.codyjoehodges.com

Want to hear Cody Joe Hodges play live? Check out his calendar. Cody Joe Hodges will be live at the Alamo Icehouse in San Antonio on Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM.

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Eagle Ford Minute Nov 20


Three Indicted in Oil Theft Scheme and President’s Actions on Immigration Reform.

Federal authorities have arrested three South Texas men who have been charged with stealing approximately $1.5 million worth of oil from two companies operating in the Eagle Ford Shale.

A federal grand jury indicted the 3 on multiple counts of theft of oil from interstate shipment, wire fraud and money laundering. The indictment alleges that between January 2011 and August 2014 the defendants took part in a scheme that used a wastewater removal truck to pilfer oil from Newfield Exploration Co. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. The stolen oil was then sold via wire transfer to third-party buyers.

If convicted, the crimes could be punishable by imprisonment up to 20 years and a fine of $250,000. Read More

Obama, Acting Within His Powers or Acting Like a Dictator, Outside the Constitution?

President Barack Obama’s plan to take the immigration system in his own hands is a daring test of the limits of Presidential power and a challenge to the Constitution. None of the major networks wanted to take time away from their primetime programming for Obama’s 8p.m. speech.

“The issue is, if the president’s actions effectively nullify federal law, then they are unconstitutional,” said Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute. “But if his actions merely channel enforcement resources to other areas covered under the law then it is within his discretion to do so.” Read more

For more information visit the No Bull Radio website at nobullradio.com. This has been Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network reporting the Eagle Ford Minute.

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Friday Night Playoff Games


Falls City Beavers vs La Pryor Bulldogs and Karnes City Badgers vs Odem Owls in Playoffs

The Karnes City Badgers football team has a playoff game vs. Odem Owls on Friday, Nov 21 at Beeville High School and the Falls City Beavers has a playoff game versus La Pryor Bulldogs on Friday, Nov 21 at Somerset High School. Both games scheduled play times are 7:30pm Friday night. The No Bull Radio Network will be broadcasting the Karnes City Badgers Game live. The Falls City Beavers game will be aired on Saturday morning at 10am.

Go teams! Good luck to the coaches and the boys!

Karnes City vs Odem Owls – Broadcast live at 7:30pm Friday night on 92.1FM Kenedy/Karnes City and 1490AM Beeville

Falls City vs La Pryor Bulldogs – Recorded game will be aired on Saturday morning at 10 am on 92.1FM Kenedy/Karnes City and 1490AM Beeville

If you or your business would like to show your support for the community by sponsoring one or both games, please call 830-583-7272 for details.

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Eagle Ford Minute Nov 19


Experts worry the Eagle Ford air quality may be at risk, Keystone pipeline bill fails in Senate

Dr. Gunner Schade, of the Department of Atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M, has been studying Texas air quality for six months. Shade said indications of hydrocarbon emissions from the shale are constant, not intermittent. Dr. Schade said many of the hydrocarbons don’t pose a danger, but continued exposure can have long-term effects.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality collects air quality information from a monitoring station in Floresville, and the agency also responds to complaints about shale emissions. TCEQ will soon be adding another monitoring station in Karnes County. Read More

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on Tuesday by just one vote, in a setback not only for the energy project but the politically imperiled Democratic senator who pushed the legislation.

The bill failed on a 59-41 vote. It needed 60 to pass. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., had resurrected the legislation ahead of a tough runoff election next month, hoping to show her Washington clout and put Congress on record in support of the pipeline — even though the White House indicated President Obama would consider vetoing.

“For jobs, for economic opportunity, for independence, for energy independence — this fight was worth having,” Senatro Landieu said. Read More

For more information visit us online at nobullradio.com … This is Randy Watson of the No Bull Radio Network and the Eagle Ford Minute.

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