Once a sleepy town, oil related business has brought more money to the coffers.less Oil-field related traffic moves along Farm Road 81 by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria, Texas, Sunday, Dec. The town is the site of oldest permanent Polish settlement in North ...Located in Karnes County, the area has seen the effects of the oil boom due to the Eagle Ford Shale Play. more George Kowalik, 68, checks out his great-great-grandfather's 1860's house in Panna Maria, Texas.Kowalik retired three years ago from a career with the Farm Bureau and until recently, scraped by with the ranching business. less George Kowalik, 68, checks out his great-great-grandfather's 1860's house in Panna Maria, Texas.less Charles Covert, who owns a ranch in La Salle County, believes that he is suffering from the effects of hydrogen sulfide released from the oil and gas well seen behind the fence line, which is on a neighbor's ...more Oil related traffic moves along FM 81 by the Helena Latin Cemetery, in Karnes City, Texas.Albert still works cattle on her ranch while many of her neighbors in the Eagle Ford shale formation area have sold their interests to the oil and gas industry.less Dillie Albert waits Monday September 30, 2013 at her ranch south of Kenedy, Texas for cattle to be penned up.
JERRY LARA/[email protected] A no vacancy sign is posted at Balia Inn Motel in Carrizo Springs, Texas, Thursday, June 9, 2011.
With oilfield-related traffic tearing paved farm roads in the area, the state want to convert them into gravel roads.
less Peggy Schultze Van Cleeve stands on FM 469 in La Salle County, north west of Cotulla, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. In 1952, her father gave the state land for the county road. more Oil-field related traffic moves on FM 469 in La Salle County, north west of Cotulla, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. With raffic tearing paved farm roads in the area, the state want to convert them into gravel roads.
The demand for living space by oilfield workers drawn to the area by the Eagle Ford play has forced the motel ...
more Adam Garcia (left) who works laying pipe in the Eagle Ford Shale energy sector, assists Juan Rodriguez with a Bible passage during a meeting at Hosanna Baptist Church in Poteet, Texas.