Category Archives: Texana

America’s hottest oil field

It’s, ta-da, Midland-Odessa in the Permian Basin of West Texas. Thanks to Trump. No Dim would have done it.

“Fortunes are being made in this fracking-related gold rush, and money and workers are flooding in. But many necessities in the area now cost a small fortune, creating opportunities for businesses selling everything from dipping tobacco to sand for fracking. It can be hard to get a haircut, grab a plate of good Texas barbecue, or find a table at a popular bar, because demand outstrips supply. Housing is scarce and hotel room prices sometimes rival those of New York City at more than $500 a night.”

Via WSJ

UT students apologize to Hall

“[Wallace] Hall was an early whistleblower concerning admissions corruption in 2011, and faced harsh criticism for requesting application documents to investigate. Some attempted to argue (oddly) that he was overstepping his role as a (UT-Austin) trustee, and a controversial impeachment process against him began. Impeachment attempts were not successful, and Mr. Hall’s claims were validated in 2015 when an investigation found widespread admissions corruption.”

With the new Hollywood admissions scandal on parade, and a bribed UT tennis coach indicted, student government apologizes to Hall and asks that the university do as well.

I like it. I like it.

Via Instapundit

Can’t stop thinking about the train

Bar and I agree, we can’t stop thinking about our train trip and want to do it again this year. In October, probably, when it’s cooled off a little in West Texas, which is the route we’ll take.

South to San Antonio and thence to El Paso. At that point, it’s a toss-up. Back to Trinidad or continue west to her birthplace of Phoenix? We’ll see.

Bevo’s little ruckus

Well he is bigger than Georgia’s little mutt. And he does have long pointy horns.

But otherwise Bevo was corralled by the wranglers who travel with him and no one was hurt in the little ruckus prior to the Texas beat down. Not even the mutt who the fake news contended was “almost gored.” Pretty far from almost, actually.

UPDATE:  A photographer for the daily claims he was “scratched.”

Aggie’s astound

Mr. Boy, home from Texas A&M for Thanksgiving, and I watched the end of the seven overtime periods against LSU in which an improving Aggie QB finished it 74-72.

What a thrilla’ In a game the bookies expected A&M to lose. Not that the rest of the Ags weren’t competent as all get-out but San Antonio native QB Kellen Mond just kept improving, throwing one strike after another until he threw the winning two-point conversion.

Thank goodness he’s a sophomore. Plenty of chances ahead for Aggieland to make big noise once again in the SEC. Gig Em!

Great Red River Showdown

In a thrilling seesaw battle of the offenses, Texas finally beat Oklahoma 48-45, the most ever scored in the rivalry.

Texas is back, with a 5-1 record this season. Even winning with a field goal, just like in the old days under Mack Brown. It surely felt like an instant classic.

Via Hook’Em dot com

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Willie we hardly knew Ye