On Thursday, August 18th, there was a huge release in Dalworthing Gardens, Texas. When the TCEQ arrived, the Toxic Vapor Analyzer registered 1,229 ppm of VOCs. <--eyes bulge out and jaw drops--> Health effects were reported by residents and by … [Read more...]
Argyle Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations
Has anyone seen the proposed amendments? J. NEW BUSINESS: 1. Hold a public hearing and consider a an ordinance approving amendments to Article VII., Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations, of Chapter 14 of the Town of Argyle Code of … [Read more...]
Argyle Central made me sick Friday
Friday I took a reporter on a tour of the Barnett Shale. I always take reporters to see Williams' gas processing plant on Jeter because it's incredibly shocking to see this kind of heavy industrial process right in people's backyards. We took some … [Read more...]
Here’s what happened in the Barnett Shale today
Dear Readers, I only have a moment to give you a tiny glimpse of what happens daily in the gas patch.Earlier in the week I told you that Ponder residents are getting a new neighbor. Devon is drilling several wells 200 feet from some homes in a … [Read more...]
I survived! Argyle Town Council 6-2-11
I think I'll have t-shirts made.I don't know all the deep dark Argyle history but I do know some recent dark history. And I know when I see adults behaving badly.Admittedly, the new mayor, Matt, is confused about some of the procedures and ordinances … [Read more...]
Argyle calls special meeting to keep new mayor out of files?
Something crazy is going on in Argyle. Yesterday a notice of a special meeting was posted. The purpose of the meeting seems to be to limit the powers of the new mayor and limit his access to records.Discuss, consider, and act on adoption or amendment … [Read more...]
What is the Argyle Town Council up to?
I wonder what this is all about?From the agenda for today's meeting:TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA2:00 P.M.A. CALL TO ORDERB. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – American FlagC. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Texas Flag “Honor the Texas Flag; I pledgeallegiance to thee Texas, one … [Read more...]
Barnett Shale – Front Page Houston Chronicle
‘Fracking’ feud pits prosperous N. Texans against energy industryHouston ChronicleMay 21, 2011By Ronnie CrockerARGYLE — For Kelly Gant, the end of the rainbow beckoned from a former pasture subdivided into one-acre lots for high-dollar houses.If you … [Read more...]
Williams stoops to new low
They are trying to steal the minerals from under the Town of Flower Mound.UPDATE to add links to an article about state sponsored theft of minerals and the sneaky things operators do to extend leases.Forced Pooling: When Landowners Can’t Say No to … [Read more...]
Argyle votes against uncontrolled gas drilling and corruption
Matt Smith won over Mayor Landrum. Argyle has elected one of their own and has rejected uncontrolled gas drilling and corruption.Wayne Holt is out too! That is a clear mandate against dirty, backroom deals and unregulated gas drilling. … [Read more...]
Purely hypothetical but…keeping the Barnett Shale dirty secrets.
This is purely hypothetical but what if you lived in the beautiful community of Argyle and Bartonville and...What if you were working in your yard one day and a stranger pulled up in your driveway and asked if you were the yard help or if you lived … [Read more...]
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