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Boomtown

08:53 min | 9 months ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"How man? It's kind of hard to think of where to start because we've been talking for the last Few weeks you know you've been keeping me updated on how things are going for you and in your part of the patch and what you're seeing and let's. Kinda start with early March. How're things before? Like everything. Just kind of went to shit man? Things were good. My my company hired like three or four people in on March fourth. I've got a two dollar raise in motion so things were going good busy. I started going out doing jog. Yeah we were rolling going looking forward to a busy year that was March fourth. In twenty three days later we did a fifteen percent pay-cut company wide so all went from two dollars to three dollars aac then Two days ago they did a ninety percent layoff now so within forty two days. We went from hiring people in giving raises to letting everybody well. The trajectory changed harder than you could really imagine. Yeah it's crazy. It's just like it seems like a comedy of errors or something you know because not that the corona thing caused anything but definitely didn't help you know dislike weren't thing right on top of the other have been real quick so tell me what it was like being out in the patch while Appendi- is spreading. You're in a man camp in outside pace and also in out in Midland. What were those weeks Kinda like for the most part? It was like wire working. It's just normal yet. They weren't really precautious Sam stuff like If you feel sick I don't care what it is still sick. Call you manager get relief. We don't WanNA compromise the operation right so that was out in the field. That was kind of the idea. It was just businesses normal but it would be weird like calling home. It's like Oh yeah just in the boys and been in house for three weeks. Avent gone anywhere and then trying to get food in that kind of stuff. Everything would be shut down. But it wasn't really. I wasn't really noticing a slowdown as far as traffic or that kind of thing not yet not not in March not an early March and so in the meantime. You've just kinda been working as normal your your your two week. It one week off. That's what I had been doing from March two now in this past week they called me. Go ahead to stay at the. House for a few days. We'll give you a call you've been update on what's going on right now. There's no works statehouse. They sent out emails. Saying we're going to try to keep everybody working when you're talking to our customers. Were trying to keep everybody going suggests entitled doing that so that was this past week in the called me. Monday April Twentieth the April Twentieth the Doomsday of rolling. Yes so he could be easy to remember. Yeah we'll be. I thought about that or twenty. Twenty twenty two. I always eat breakfast with my family and I got from call from office was headed mop rations in sales so they seem emotionally now they a lot of people are upset about it and trying to make them out to be bad but there was nothing they could have done you now. I mean really. They said they were going to have to let me go and they were doing layoffs and I asked him like what kindly off we talk. We talk about six or eight guys. That just didn't make the cut or are we talking about company. Y in the head of sales said we're looking at about ninety percent layoff. Walk me through the rest of your Monday. After you got that phone call. You were at breakfast. What what is the rest of the day? Look like well a winning. The boys that are already done. Were already done eating so I sat down with. Jesse told me what had happened in. You know. I had already been home a week longer than I suppose so. Neither one of us were shocked. All surprise nitto inside and I got dressed went and talked to my father long. Save East work. Gm in in Detroit and so he's been through layoffs neck on stuff you know talk about side jobs cash jobs that kind of stuff onsite and does it signed up front was Monday so Tuesday morning. You Get up and you had to west Texas Just kind of walk me through yesterday a little bit more so I got a bit or forty five. Got Dressed it the room. I got there right at break. Times ten. And so the guys they kept. We're taking a break and I can tell they feel awkward. 'cause nobody said hello to me. I talk to my boss and it was like every kept six guys you know instead. It's like I think. They said they ended up letting go early. Four people in the dude was like almost in tears in just you know. He said he told me. I'd never thought that would ever get dispatched. We I don't know anyone ever did. If it ever has or will be that you know. That's insane so I went in peace paper When Outon Truck winter a checklist of everything. Was there so ahead. My uniforms thank goodness. 'cause they were charging like a hundred bucks in just left everything else in the truck Was I started to clean up a little bit like the the bed in my shop supervisor came up and he was like Dude L. Cleaning Truck. They just let you go. Groom go home so they so when they laid off they they did. The whole thing of doing this company will survive in as soon as things get back to normal. We're going to hire back the same guys in. I'm not sure if I WANNA go back just in are still talking about it. But I don't know I guess it's it's made more complicated by the fact that the world is so weird right now I mean we're talking on Zoom Corentin But you see it as like an opportunity to to try something else or what do you Yeah I do because that was definitely. Do it feels comfortable saying this or I definitely was not racist way but Unemployment mince their allies will suckle that government while I got it and in uses an opportunity to kind of just figure out. Maybe you know I can wait it out and see what happens with the whole of nineteen thing and then also in the meantime I can be working on my music as much as I can. On what else would I do? Besides oilfield yeah. Well you've got a new album coming out on. May First Right. Nee I on on Webs it is called Lord above double-blow cool smart so we did. I appreciate you taking the time and All our love to Jesse and the boys and yes stay safe. Stay Sane and talk to you on the other side of this one breath of the time. It's all we can do. I've been will and Hanker. In Hope and stagger in SAF stammering and smoke and God a Lotta Love Tattoo. Ben Mahar but it does no good women Dr. She Says No. Bring it home to me. Bishop the movie. The valid brought tears. My wheels started winding grinding.

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Boomtown

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

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01:40 min | 1 year ago

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Boomtown

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"It's clear that George wanted to leave a legacy beyond being known as the father of fracking. But it's less clear what his legacy. The actually is in George's later years after his wife Cynthia died in two thousand nine. He left the woodland's moved back to his boyhood town of Galveston. He lived for a time in the tournament house a hotel that he and Cynthia had bought in the early eighties as part of the historic preservation. Program that your mom continued to operate eight is a working hotel. Even as George lived there you know they had reserved tables in the restaurant and in the lobby and he would come down from his sweet and just sort of sit there in the lobby and You know the time was their former governor mark white just happened to be coming through Galveston and came up and said hello to him and they chatted for a few minutes. That's Russell missile gold a senior energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Russell is the author of two books including the boom. How fracking ignited the American Energy Revolution? Shen and changed the world. Russell met George at the hotel a few years before George died he was kind of enjoying the the the sunset of his life Just Holding Court In in the lobby of tremont hotel in downtown Galveston and it wasn't just governors. You know anyone who came by he you would try to engage with them and talk with them and you sitting there and his He had a little Motorized wheelchair of sorts and remember it had a bumper sticker on it right Say Informing everyone that he was he was nagy. There were certain things he would engage with certain stories. You would love to tell but there were certain things when you really kind of tried to drill down and try to understand a little bit about what he thought of his legacy and unleashing so much new oil and gas drilling in the United States dates and elsewhere That he didn't want to engage with He my sense was he had closed the book on that and and didn't WanNa talk about it anymore. This is part part of what came to be known as the Mitchell Paradox. Here's Lauren Steffi Ya son Todd Actually dubbed at the Mitchell Paradox And while while nobody remembers George actually talking about it in fact even when he was asked about it he would just kind of wouldn't answer He had two parts of his life. He had the business part he had the Mitchell energy part where he was drilling gas and figuring out ways to draw gas and then he had this other part and it wasn't listen just it wasn't just in in oil and gas. I mean here's someone who was genuinely worried about overpopulation. And he had ten kids You know it it there were just complexities to life. That that at the end of the day you you just. You couldn't resolve George's daughter. Meredith remembers giving him a hard time when he'd Fred about the planet's growing population. Oh Yeah we always taste about that. So what are you talking about this dad. You had ten kids. He said Yeah I know. Now I'm not gonNA worry about that. He just said it's true Georgia's life is filled with all sorts of contradictions. Plenty of people have pointed and out that Georgia's pleased for more regulation and more corporate responsibility really only intensified after he'd sold his business and after after he'd made his billions and that that concern about the environment did not spill over into his company and he did not create a company Benny Alternately and oil and gas company that showed us a new way of both getting oil and gas out of the ground while being an environmental steward. He showed us a new way to get oil and gas out off the ground and it really is left to to the current generation into new people to figure out how to be an environmental steward at the same time. In the mid nineties Georgia's Georgia's own company was marred and lawsuits over questionable drilling practices and water contamination. At one point Mitchell Energy and development lost a lawsuit route. There would have cost the company over two hundred million dollars. The case was later appealed and thrown out by the Texas Supreme Court but Russell says that the state still oh found. The Mitchell energy had quote deliberately misreported the way the company was building their wells. It stain his reputation. I've a lot of admirations for George Mitchell His legacy is one of being a stubborn inventor and someone who was willing to keep trying to do something because he I just had a a deep seated belief that he be able to fear out how to open up these incredibly thick rocks. And you know that's that's an incredible legacy and maybe do you know. Is it fair to also ask him to to have a second legacy of of being an environmental steward and figuring out how to oil and gas Production in an environmentally Faithful way for the future generations. That might be too much to ask anyone person He certainly failed in that. But Lauren on the other hand believes Georgia's legacy was much bigger than fracking. So I think that that ultimately when you take all of these things you know fracking sustainability. You know the the big science stuff you know what you see. His real legacy is a celebration of big ideas you know. He was a primary funder early on the giant Magellan Telescope. which you know when it comes online in a few years you know might just attacked you know intelligent life often the universe which would be kind of an interesting way to kappa a really unusual Legacies here's George's granddaughter. Catherine literally had had ten times every time you for the last twenty year life. If you can't make the world work with six billion people how you make her with nine billion people and what are you GonNa do about it and he would like what are you about. George believed the world needed to eventually move away from oil. Instead his technology she has helped make America into the largest oil producing country in the world. Despite this Lawrence Steffi says George would have been undaunted if he were still around I think he he was always an undying optimism. I mean that's kind of what drove him forward. was you know he didn't believe in some sort of dystopia future. I mean he really believe. We're GONNA figure all this out and in fact no less than Stephen Hawking at his memorial service said you know not many people can say they changed the world but George Mitchell was one of them. So that's from a guy who knows right.

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Boomtown

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"It's IT's around noon. On a Tuesday January Patrick Peyton the newly sworn in mayor of Midland Stroz up to a podium beneath an arch of red and white balloons the bush convention center in the heart of downtown midland is packed with Peyton supporters. He's dressed in a dark gray suit with his hair slicked back before is Mayo run. And he spent nearly two decades working as a pasture at a local mega church when he speaks. You can still hear the fervor none of us would be wasn't to the foundations of those who've gone before us all of us and she said thanks loose does she said but now she's just realizing community calls now. We stand here to that because of the foundation for us we are the most important cities in the world. No it's not just fly walk. You realize it's not I think. Washington DC most awesome emporer sitting worlds the ones driving world. The race for Midland mayor had been one of the city's as most talked about elections in years. And for good reason as you've heard throughout the podcast the oil boom has brought unprecedented challenges to the Permian Basin Jason from the roads to the schools to crime and pollution. Even the region's biggest boosters admit that the quality of life for residents has suffered a while there is some skepticism about the longevity of this boom there plenty of experts who predict that oil and gas production will continue to grow for years to come to reap the the rewards cities across the region will have to make some major changes to exemplify this kind of bold visionary thinking Peyton Invokes folks in name. You're no doubt familiar with by now. George Mitchell often called the father of fracking people will take risks. Who else takes the West Texas? Who else take ceres to poke holes in the ground that you still can't see what's underneath there and do something great happens and we stand on the shoulders? George Soared Michigan. figure out what we do. George Mitchell is credited with innovating the fracking techniques that have turned the Permian Basin into the center of the Energy Universe and Peyton is right without George Mitchell the region would likely be a very different place but for those who know much much about Georgia's life hearing midland's new mayor invoke. His name in this way is a little jolting. Payne envisions a bright future for the Permian built built on the riches that can come from fracking. But George Mitchell did not he had a much more complicated relationship with the technology he helped to create. But that's a side of the story you don't hear so often in the Permian Basin allies with God. Bless.

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Boomtown

08:23 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"I'm Chris Wallace. And this is boon town a podcast cast about the historical boomed unfolding right now in the Permian Basin this week. We're mixing things up. We've actually decided to bring you. An extra episode will release the final two chapters or the next couple of weeks but today we're devoting the entire episode to a fascinating conversation about the wild eld shaky finances a fracking with one of the most acclaimed business reporters of our time. So I'm Bethany McLean. I'm a longtime journalist and contributing meeting editor at Vanity Fair and the author of a few bucks among other things. Bethany is being modest here. She started her career as an investment banking analyst for Goldman Sachs ax later. She became one of the first journalists to predict the fall of Enron one of the biggest scandals in history of American business. She's the CO author of the bestselling rolling book. The smartest guys in the room which was turned into an award. Winning documentary thirty eight counts of fraud and conspiracy guilty verdicts in the biggest case of corporate fradin history. Recently Bethany raise the alarm again this time in a book about the oil industry Saudi America the Truth About fracking and how. It's is changing the world while researching the book. She discovered that even during the height of today's massive boom much of the oil industry was actually losing money in this interview. She explains why and what it would mean for this boom to go bust not just for West Texas but for the country in the world you'll recall from episode three. Today's historic boom was made possible by innovations and fracking and horizontal villain. That's where our conversation begins and this is episode nine a dark horizon so we'll just start back in nineteen eighty eight of when George Mitchell will finally figures out fracking shale. Natural gas in the Barnett Shale You talk about in Saudi. America Parkway played a role in actually giving rise so the shell boom was the two thousand eight financial crisis and how the interest rates were so low that these companies could actually take on more debt. Absolutely so one of the things that has always struck me about. fracking is that it unquestionably has changed the world. We've gone from these hand-wringing hearings about Congressional hearings about impending shortages of US oil and natural gas a decade ago. To this idea that that these are free to molecules as the the the trump administration calls them that the US is now this prolific producer of oil and natural gas such that we never have to worry again but what really interested me about. This was was that that was the juxtaposition between that and the fact that the industry actually doesn't make any money and so while you've talked a lot about the technological games that have enabled both fracking and those are real and really impressive. The other key component of fracking is capital because it costs so many billions of dollars to drill drill all these wells and get the stuff out of the ground and that capital still hasn't come back up out of the ground and so there's an argument that if it hadn't been for the two thousand eight financial official crisis When the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to record low levels in order to spur the economy that may debt really cheap so it enabled trackers to go out and raise the the hundreds of billions of dollars that they needed in order to to go drill if the data ben twice as expensive They went to been able to drill nearly as much and the shale. Al Revolution would not be nearly as prolific as it has been so I guess what was terrible for a lot of people was actually great of for oiling. Gas In that way and in kind of the most fascinating character in your book is already mcclendon. And you kind of say like what George Mitchell did for fracking technologically mcclendon mcclendon did for raising capital You Call Him America's most reckless billionaire and he's a tragic metaphor for the industry in some ways. Could you Tell me just a little bit more. About what drew you to mcclendon stories specifically so I started paying attention to Aubrey. mcclendon back in two thousand and ten and a longtime source of mine said and it was a little bit apocryphal. But he said mcclendon was the most important man in America and what he meant by that. was that if if mcclendon ended was right in the US. could could produce cheap oil and natural gas for the foreseeable future that was going to change everything about our economy about the kinds of businesses. Is that were located here. The kinds of jobs that were available and it was going to change geopolitics to because our geopolitics are still driven in large part by energy. Supplies is and so at that moment. I just I started watching Aubrey. And he's one of those amazing characters that come along every so often in business one of those just larger than life figures that you. You couldn't make him up if you if you had to the or trying to imagine a fictional character from scratch you wouldn't. You wouldn't be able to come up with Aubrey mcclendon. He was really a renaissance man with this passionate interest in an antique map collection and just a wine guide to to the hill to at one point I think he had the biggest wine collection in the world. The most valuable wine collection in the world had collection of antique boats. I mean he just rowboats I mean. He had homes all over the world including house on Lake Michigan and he was just just he was just a guy who was passionately interested in a lot of things and people really people really liked him. He was an incredible salesman because he believed that the thing that distinguishes distinguishes Aubrey mcclendon from swindlers who have been at work in in this industry as that mcclendon didn't just put other people's money to work. He put his own money to work. He risked everything she had. And then some and most people think he died broke As a result of this and this is a guy who could have walked away with billions. Had he been the more Senechal sort but he wasn't. He was a believer right. Yeah he believed in what he was doing and wasn't trying to scam anyone. I mean he's putting his own money into it so oh and he. He went down with the ship. Not once not twice but really three times. People think he went broke in two thousand eight. When natural gas prices assists fell and Chesapeake stock collapsed and Aubrey had margin his shares to go out and borrow more In in order to to fund a drilling program and Goldman Sachs had lent him. The money sold his stock up from under him and he was he was left with nothing and he rebuilt and then he got kicked out of Chesapeake in two thousand twelve or two two thousand thirteen And he started again with this collection of companies put together called American energy partners And he leveraged everything he had in order to fund on that he signed personal guarantees ownership in the Oklahoma thunder and his Wine Collection His map collection he used all those things as collateral for for loans so that he could he could fund this again so this was a guy who was completely reckless with other people's money but but also with with his own and there is something romantic and even admirable about that versus the more calculating character. Who might have you know? Taken a billion off the table here and there are just to make sure he he was out fine even if everybody else got screwed rain right. Yeah when I started reporting my book a Guy went to talk to said. He was skeptical of mcclendon skeptical optical the industry but that he never let Aubrey into the room for a meeting because if he had he knew they would have ended up buying a lot of stock in. It wouldn't have ended well. And so you guys you guys talk about George Mitchell who really gets must of the credit for pioneering the technology that enabled fracking but Aubrey's the guy who sold it to the world. He's the one who went out to investors literally around the Globe and got them to turn over tens of billions of dollars to fund. US fracking and if it hadn't been for that Influx of capital. The industry would be what what what it is today. So in many ways the capital was every bit as important as the technology or the capital was the other side side of the technology. Roy What do you think that that aspect of the oil and gas and the shell rise hasn't been covered as much People aren't accustomed him to thinking in terms of of cash flow as a way of measuring profitability. And there's Justification for that this last decade has been the era of coming out of Silicon.

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Boomtown

09:30 min | 1 year ago

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"I'm Chris Wallace and this is Boon town a podcast about the historical boom playing out right now. In Permian Basin a half century before the first oil rigs punched holes across West West Texas scenes. Like the one you just heard were common. Ranching was the area's primary industry in this episode. We'll meet cowboys and cowgirls those who still work there ranch on horseback rural West Texans fighting to maintain their land and way of life while their ability to make a living off. The land gets harder and harder art. This boom can be a blessing and occurs this episode wild West Texas Telling you this Oh crack because I could long enough. This is my granny Johnny Witts. I'm helping her make brittle for a family Christmas party party. I'm holding onto a pot of molten corn syrup while she scrapes it off into a sheet pan smooth like down here. I'll show you the difference. OUGHTA be on smooth this out again when I go okay that stuff yes skull skull the balls off a brass what it would do. My granny is full of such things things. A winter day might be cold as frogs button. Alaska's what always site in summertime Texas is hotter than a gene autry pistol fire SAM rounds. She is as she says. Appeared de country. Girl that's got us all we do. Her House is kind of a shrine to the country country life on the shelves or trophies. One from showing horses and bronze sculptures cowboys on horseback sculpted by Betty. Sue Rose Grainy sister betty sue also painted many of the scenes on the wall. Ranch hands working cattle horses grazing in idyllic pastures over. The fireplace hangs a portrait portrait of my great grandfather. Astrid buckskin horse tipping his hat. The cookie jar which has had since I was a kid is shaped like a horse. I am as when you open it for a treat. When was the first time you remember getting on a horse well? My mother has a picture of me when I was three months old and I am on the Horse With Dad. He's got me sitting at between the ears of his horse and I just was with horses from the no granny's House is eight miles. Outside of my hometown of Andrews we call the twenty Acre spread the bean farm when she and my Grandpa Wallace moved. If they're in the early seventies money was tight so for a little while granny served a big pot of beans for nearly every dinner at the time. They're little three bedroom room. House was the first home on a dusty Colucci road with no name. Omar Land Jess. We moved here in one thousand nine hundred seventy three. We were the only ones out here. This has and the one on the corner down. There's only houses that were here. My Dad was in fourth grade at the time he remembers helping. My GRANDPA weld all together. Oilfield pipe that forms the horse stalls and roping arena. That still stand today. Not Long. After they settled at the bean farm Janney came home. One day to find that the county had placed a sign at the turn off to their house. It was green with white letters and it said Wallace road. Granny was awfully proud of that. Besides a short extent living in Midland when she was in elementary school granny has always lived in the country mostly on ranches in West Texas. Oh Yes my dad left. School school hit fourteen and rode horseback from Midland Texas to Silver City New Mexico. At that time mom mom was living on a ranch out there with her mom and dad and brothers sisters and he met her then. This was the nineteen thirties thirties. There were cars on the road but as granny said my great grandfather chuck Houston made the four hundred mile trip on horseback. But I as Daddy Daddy. When he rode out there to silver city? I said Dad. How did you eat? He said well. There's ranch is all the way from here to Silver City New Mexico EXCO so he would stop in and for his time there. Because I'm sure he didn't have rid sent to his name. They did have of BRONC- or two that needed to be started and so he would start their colts and ride and he'd eat and sleep there for his board and were rather horse. My Great Granny Billy. macdermott was still in high school when the two met Chuck worked on nearby ranches waiting for for her to graduate so they can marry and I remember him telling me that when they got married and they had one horse and the head of pickup that had wooden sideboards aboard the side. They horse up in the back of the pickup and drove to Midland Texas and when they came to midland they had one damn Between while working ranches around midland they had granny and later betty sue granny took to the ranch live from day one when she it was three years old she had a gelding named Dash. The daddy would sadly map. Put Him in this pen and I would come up on the fence. Get off on him and riding in writing until I got hurt and I was only three then but I can remember that is playing as if it was just growing up. nope granny's heroes. Were singing cowboys gene. Autry Roy Rogers and hop along cassidy she and betty sue would often grab their cap guns. Saddle saddle their horses and head out into the pasture for make believe camp outs. They'd swap out playing the sheriff for the outlaw. Even in the nineteen fifties. He's summoned the houses. Granny lived in. Didn't have electricity at night. They would burn coal oil lamps and being far from town met you or even less protected did from the elements that was during the era of in those big sandstorms would roll in. And you could see him coming they would be re hid in like this and we would all everything down real good and that Oh house that we lived in there it will be dirt inside the House of that window. Sale that day and we'd cover our beds with a sheet so that when we I went to bed we'll take that sheet off in all the dust dirt would be on it. They weren't in fact many times. We've put a wet handkerchief live across her nose so we can raise granny. I started working cattle alongside her father when she was a young girl she developed a knack for treating animals whether she was working on heifers with screw worms or bottle feeding a newborn Colt and then we get our horses trailer rope motormen trailer you bring him to the worming trips. What we call it? We put the sick so we could watch and make sure that they healed up. It was pretty trying little chore. Did you like doing that though. Oh my word yes I thought I was in heaven. Living Out in the sticks also meant the granny rode the bus to school in sixth grade. She got transferred to what was known as the rich kids school. For the first time she was in class with the children of bankers and local oilman. It was a tough tough transition. She would cry because she didn't fit in with the city kids eventually though. Her outlook changed. I learned that I felt much much more privileged to have come from my background as country girl and I didn't care if they call me a country girl. I was tickled to death over that after graduating high school. She met my grandpa Bob Wallace like her mom. Granny became the wife of a ranch. Hand one of her responsibilities was cooking for a crew of cowboys and that was up. Mostly our menu was chicken fried state potatoes. Data's and gravy and there'd be vegetables thrown in some green beans or corn and later on we we did try I out some Jello Salads on cowboys and they will not eat green jaw. So it's got to be rid really regardless of the flavor cowboy thing I Guess Cowboy League like she did when she was a girl. Granny gave basic medical attention to everyone everyone out on the bean farm both four-legged and two legged variety. I mean you're basically kind of a horse vet in some ways. Oh yes I've had a lot. The people called me for that things in fact I had a main come here one time and he had a fighting rooster and this rooster go beat up pretty bad he he say. Can you give my rooster penicillin shock and thought. Where do you get A? But I feel a little strange about three CICI's penicillin and police bigalow leg out just gave him ms shot.

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Boomtown

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"You ask any West Texan and they'll tell you that the permian basin is known for two things boil and football. No high school team in the country is his more famous than.

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Boomtown

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

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Boomtown

09:30 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"Result of her experience. Lisa's better than most that sex trafficking cases or complicated. They're rarely he clear. Cut examples of force fraud or coercion. The relationships between traffickers and victims often look a lot more like domestic abuse than the sort of dramatic kidnapping kidnapping shown in movies or warnow Enviro facebook posts about traffickers lurking in mall parking. Lots Lisa works with law enforcement to identify potential victims victims. I asked her if she thought people should be arrested for prostitution. No I I don't think they they should. I think there's a lot more to the just one charge one instance. You have to look at the big picture. Where did they come from? Why are they on the street? Why do they even think it's okay? Why in the the world is that their lifestyle that they have chosen? What is happened to them in the past that they think that's appropriate? 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It's worth every penny go to simplisafe dot com slash boomtown today you to get free shipping on your order plus a sixty day money back guarantee that simplisafe SL MP L. is safe dot com slash boomtown tone to save on home security today simplisafe dot com slash boomtown. I was curious to hear how the Odessa Police Department Hartman approach prostitution and trafficking. So we stopped in to talk to lieutenant. John Sykes at the downtown Odessa police headquarters on a conference room table outside his office. There there was a large paper timeline of the mass shooting that had taken place two months earlier a managed the intelligence division which includes the intelligence this unit narcotics vice and A proactive unit called the impact unit. I started here in December of of two thousand seven and started down on patrol or actually in the Kademi and then came on up after but so have you seen things change over that period of time. That Almond said Kenya has now depends on what we're talking about but Odessa's Odessa the desk. We're a busy town Where that's what we were just talking to some recruits about? Odessa has always been kind of a blue collar town. And we're blue-collar police department if you come in As a as an officer here you're gonNA work a lot You're going to take a lot of calls and you're GONNA they get exposed to a lot of stuff. It's just a busy town. Has the volume changed with the cycles of the oil industry. We we see we see every time we have a bust or a boom. We see we see an uptick in crime. Just because it's I think just because it's more people You put more people and concentrate them in an area you're going to see more crime And it's not saying they're bad people it's just more people in one area and more more folks out But yeah we see we see a rise in crime and then as the as the oil starts to trickle down and folks lose jobs or the money goes away you know. We see an uptick in in some crimes like thefts and burglaries but thin. We see a decrease in other crimes So it's just an ebb and flow. I mean it's always has been where boomtown so we always have been that that way you sound very you know kind of accustomed to that. Sure I've lived here my whole life and my dad was a cop here for A twenty five years and my mom was an officer here. My step mom's officer here so I I've heard this stuff for for years and so I mean it proves true true. I mean it's this. This is a this is a long boom. I mean we're in the middle of a long boom and and we've got a whole mess load of people in town and so yeah I mean we naturally see more crashes we naturally see more property crimes and it's harder on the intelligence side because there's a lot of folks we know you know so we gotta figure out who the John didn't know of any data that showed a real increase in trafficking. He did tell me that he'd rather find one trafficking victim than make one hundred prostitution cases. It's modern day slavery and so when we get that one victim it it opens up the door for us and we get to put the real sharks in jail and not just a prostitute trying to make it through the bay all cops. I've talked to about prostitution enforcement. Make the same distinction. John does between trafficking victims and that one and just trying to make it through the day he noticed a rise in the ladder on the streets after back page a huge classifieds site that was used widely by sex workers with seized by the federal government. Armant in two thousand eighteen sex worker advocates warned that its closure would send women onto the streets. Were fewer protective measures. Were available that change change collided with the boom to make visible difference in Edessa. We've seen a lot more prostitution We we haven't had the The traditional streetwalking prostitutes in a long time and therefore while we got him back when we were seeing him back in town and so that that kind of caused this. Okay what's going on with the shutting down a back page in the all of that stuff you know when we talk to these girls and you know they tell us this is where the money is you know so it makes sense and some of those women on the street get thrown in jail. Most of the time cops have to rely on the people. They're arresting to self identify as victims. John says that rarely happens. A parallel scenario Ryoko might be an undocumented person. Working on a farm they could be a victim of agricultural trafficking but they can also be arrested on immigration charges That makes a potential victim less inclined to trust or seek help from an officer of the law in the Permian like in most of the. US cops rely heavily really on undercover stings to enforce prostitution and trafficking laws. Far More people are arrested on prostitution charges then for trafficking. Sykes likes brought up a two thousand eighteen sting operation gauntlet that resulted in dozens of arrests. Most of them men solicitation charges twelve women were also arrested on prostitution charges. And I'll be honest. We get the ones that they flat either. Don't want the help or they don't. I think they need the help. And so with that we do have a crime and we're obligated at that point once we're there. The cases made We've we've tried our best to figure out if you need help or if you need to go to jail and unfortunately for some they just had to go to jail for the crime of course there are plenty of good reasons. Many women. Don't cooperate with the police. I was in a prostitution sting where I was actually in this guy's car In the middle of giving him oral sex and he grabbed me by the hair and pulled me up flipping around and put me in handcuffs And honestly honestly I thought it was a serial killer. This is researcher and activist Terry Burns. She was sixteen years old and Alaska Not Texas. When this has happened she spoke with us from a studio in Anchorage so I thought that I was about to be murdered? I was incredibly traumatized. You know the the man wasn't a serial killer. He was a police officer. Once terror realized that she knew she could be arrested on prostitution charges. But she we also knew how to talk about her status as a minor is amuse to get out of it it worked. She says the officer pushed her out of the car but I remember he was driving anyway. I was like I need your badge number but it was. It was really traumatic and for a few two years after that. You know when I would be in that like you know in that position or giving somebody oral sex. We'd like panic and think that they were about to grab grabbed me up and put me in handcuffs. You know terra grew up in Alaska. She's the person who got me to go to North Dakota in the first place. I met her on a stripper perform over a decade ago when she was living in the lower forty-eight.

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Boomtown

11:36 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"Want to miss this. Subscribe to last day now. Wherever were you get your podcasts? One Phoenix's managers at the club where she was dancing on. The Dallas area took a job at the districts. Right when it opened. He told her she should come. got a piece of all the money that was being spent in the Permian Basin. It was a hundred dollars a barrel back then so girls were making anywhere from three to ten grand a night. So that's when I was really really booming was pretty amazing. You guys speak throwing ones everywhere like you would make it rain on stage mega rain in Cabanas. They're just they're just coming in to blow their check. Really I mean like you really didn't have to fight for money at all. It was just like being thrown at you. Part of being a traveling dancer is being prepared to deal with a different set of rules laws and requirements and every state city or county dancing. Sometimes you have to get a license from the local authorities often simply crossing a city or county line. Means the difference between a club where you have to wait to get approved before dancing and one where you can just go right to work since Rick's is just outside of Odessa. City limits extra county officials determined the laws there and everyone who works at ricks from the manager to the janitor has to get a sexually oriented business or SOB license. Phoenix told us about what it's flake. When the sheriff comes out to make sure everyone is carrying their SOB card? Sometimes they bring like three or four people sometimes they roll in with like twelve to eighteen people for it. It kind of hurts our club a little bit because like people are in there and not saying that they're doing anything bad but when you see that many cops in one place it Kinda does get a little intimidating so we we try to get them in and out as fast as we can a couple of years after rick's open then the dancers had to cover up because of a dispute with the State Controller's office over the Texas poll tax as in Stripper Pole. It's a requirement that strip clubs is pay the state five dollars per customer. Texas was the first State to create a tax of this kind in two thousand seven and today only a few other states. Have something similar. Both Odessa clubs currently part of a lawsuit that argues that the state keeps moving the goalposts on the definition of nudity that determines which establishments have to pay up the state says that Rick's back taxes for several years rix lawyers claim that the way they're dancers were dressed at the time dispute meant that the club was only providing clothes entertainment entertainment and so it was not subject to the tax. We did lose some customers because we went from being able to see titties to having to like cover came up with paint by is. It was t-shirt paint pretty much. or or pasties. If you bought your own pasties but I found out that I was allergic to latex. So the pasties because they would always leave a little a little mark on me whenever I would take them off so I just stuck with the little paint that they gave us. Phoenix says that they couldn't wear thongs things or even bikini bottoms. They had to be honest full coverage shorts which are referred to in court filings as volleyball shorts. We Kinda Winter Hassle because some girls butts are bigger than others so like when you start dancing they raise up so it's like uncontrollable but I'm glad that phase over though though the lawsuit is ongoing in state records show that Rick's paid. The poll tax in two thousand. Eighteen Phoenix says and the dancers had already gone back to going topless and wearing thongs which is still oh how they dress today. Dancers Jaguars the club right down the road but just over the city line into a DASA also worked topless both clubs are owned by our CIA seattle hospitality. A publicly traded company that started with the Rick's cabaret chain USA when I opened the Odessa Rix it. CEO told shareholders holders. He expected it to become one of their top. Earning clubs and that's among properties in Manhattan Miami and Dallas Braden counts just as much the sex industry as in any other business and RCI is savvy enough to know they need diversity in Odessa. Jaguars and ricks have totally different vibes. Actually actually a lot of people not to make Jag sound like it's a bad place to be but there. There are people who do like to Jags. In people who think Rick's is a lot more classier we do so serve alcohol whereas jags is A.. B. Y. O. B. Club. There's a lot of class. Porous nece at Strip clubs. You'll see people from all kinds of backgrounds. Who never hang out together sharing shots at the bar? There's also a lot of lateral stigma within the business. The Way Phoenix called call herself and entertainer and not a stripper. That's the way that clubs that call themselves gentlemen's clubs refer to their dancers. rix definitely brands itself as an upscale gentlemen's Club there's bottle service and VIP booths available on the floor it's got more buttoned up atmosphere than Jaguars. It's more blue blue-collar sister club where the cans of white claw hard Salzer we bought in were dumped into a hardware store bucket full of ice. We didn't record inside either. Wherever clubs but this booming bass that we taped from the Jaguars? Parking Lot is characteristic of the party atmosphere inside. There were a lot more big groups of guys rather them solar visitors or pairs and the club layout focus on the center stage which had polls that had to be at least fifteen high the dancers we saw did some wild and impressive tricks some of them swinging from the ceiling rafters because it's Byu and you only have to be eighteen to get. An Jaguars has a reputation. Jason is something of a rite of passage for the young people of the area. This podcast host Chris. Wallace told me about how he and his friends derived Odessa together to go to Jaguars for the first time the summer after they graduated high school I used to work at DC and Austin which is another part of the RCA hospitality empire fire and it had pretty much the same of Jaguars. We've got plenty of Post Prom. Visitors young soldiers from Fort Hood and Fraternity Pledge Parties. Jaguars has only been in the city limit since late. Two Thousand Eighteen Winter Desa annex the land it sits on and took over jurisdiction from the county the city then decided it was time to update the Old Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance which was written in one thousand nine hundred eighty six when assistant city attorney down Jones presented the new. Sob Ordinance to the city council in November. The first issue he brought up wasn't how much the dancers took off or alcohol policies. It was human trafficking first and foremost it makes human trafficking our because that is one of the most important things that we are expense. Damas referring to the increasingly common assumption that strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses are rife with trafficking The Oda so be ordinance aims to address trafficking by requiring clubs supposed to sign with the human trafficking hotline number in each solve the bathroom and the dancers answers dressing rooms and each entrance and exit and also by adding trafficking convictions to the very specific list of offenses that can result in someone being denied night and sob license. which includes prostitution sexual assault and obscenity street? Let's say you were young late. You were I show. These suggestions didn't go completely unchallenged. A couple minutes after down spoke city Councilman Malcolm Hamilton chimed. In that's the bit I mean I agree with you without you. Think is discriminatory that because let's say I've been convicted prostitution. You say maybe this is. The own job is available to enjoy Johnson Councilman Young Kid Mississippi. My Dad always stolen futures. Don't let your the the exchange continued down acknowledged that the policy is harsh. But he said it's necessary for the safety of the general public and the list of disqualifying criminal charges aren't me different from the existing Actor County Ordinance that Governs Rix an up until the annexation. Dan Governed Jaguars. This ordinance goes even further it Rix someone coming in from out of town can work while they wait get their permanent license. It's at Jaguars under the new rules. Everyone who gets a job. There has to wait until their licenses approved. That can take up to fifteen days once they get that license. They can't keep it in a purse or a locker they have to wear it displayed on their person. What Jones didn't say is it no trafficking? Charges have come out of Rick's or Jaguars in Odessa. Two men were arrested last summer on charges of trafficking. When to who underage girls were found to be stripping a Private Club Bet the SOB ordinance doesn't apply to such clubs only strip points and those charges didn't stick The sex trafficking is how Dan Justifies the stricter ordinance for Jaguars. So what's actually going on here. Next time on boomtown we continue our look at the sex industry in the Permian Basin. I was in a prostitution sting where I was actually in this guy's car car in the middle of giving him oral sex sneak grabbed me by the hair and pulled me up and flip me around and put me in handcuffs and honestly I thought it was a serial killer. Dr Boomtown is a CO production of imperative. Entertainment and Texas monthly executive producer. Is Jason Hope. Produced engineered by Brian Stanford. who also wrote the score? Boomtown is edited by J K Nickel and Meghan cry and Co reported by leaf rigs dead the theme song is written and performed by Paik Rossi. I'm your host and writer Kershaw's this episode was produced in collaboration with the award-winning crew. At MARFA public radio. Thanks again to Sally Beauvais for her work reporting and editing this upset. If you're outside of West Texas you can follow them and Marfa public radio DOT ORG. Texas monthly's parent company also owns interest in the midstream oil and gas industry. Among other diversified investments are editorial judgments are are made independently of any such investments. Don't forget to tell your friends about boomtown and leave a review on Apple. podcast if you like the show. Boomtown is a ten episode series with new episodes available. Every Tuesday follow us on social media and visit Texas monthly dot com slash boomtown for more on the story..

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Boomtown

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

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Boomtown

10:37 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"I'm crucial Wallis in. This've boom podcast about the ordinary people behind the historic old boom splaying hang out in the Permian Basin right now. Last week we explored the rise of the Permian how the people in that dusty desolate patch of West Texas came to shape American can politics culture and the economy this week we explore the region's biggest bust and take a look at how he went from utter devastation into the biggest old boom Texas has ever seen this is episode three dust to dust The Permian Basin has always been vulnerable to the boom and bust cycles of the oil industry. But in the early eighties times were good. Really good. Lead prices had shot up in the late seventies and midland the financial capital of the Permian quickly became one of the richest cities per capita in the country. There is a river of money flowing through town and plenty of folks who are dying to flaunted high end department stores bought space at the Mall and a Rolls Royce dealership. Ship opened near the airport. In nineteen eighty two eight midland oilman were included in the very first Forbes. Four hundred list of richest Americans which is pretty incredible. Given the fact that the town's population was only seventy thousand at the time but soon after that issue of Forbes hit newsstands the high times is came to a screeching halt Saudis. Get restless and they decide. Hey we don't want other people taking market share this. This is Dr Dianna Hinton the Midland Base historian. You probably remember from the last episode. Dr Hinton says that in the early eighties a sudden influx of all from a new reserves around the world including Mexico in the North Sea began to enter the market. This glut threatened to disrupt OPEC's grip on the oil economy. The OPEC countries responded by ramping up their own production. There's more and more Saudi oil. On the market. The market rapidly gets overloaded. Loaded OPEC hoped that by flooding the market it would drive the price of oil down and knock other global competitors out of the old business so in other the words. The Saudis say. We're going to allow our oil to become cheaper than other people's by giving rebates on what people buy from us it works WCHS. The price of oil did plummet as a result. The previously high flying Midland was on the brink of collapse on October fourteenth. Nineteen eighty-three the three Midland's first national bank. which had been dishing out loans to all men candy on Halloween? Shut its doors. It was the second largest independent bank failure while you're in the country. The Rolls Royce dealership closed down to there were so many oil companies that went out of business. The Midland's downtown buildings were said to be see through a common joke in the eighties. Was What do you call a geologist and midland. Hey waiter on things began to turn down. There were any number of jokes. It's about that situation. The first one to surface was when you owe your banker a hundred thousand dollars you stay awake at night when you owe your banker million dollars. Your banker stays awake. At night. The banks would foreclose on drilling companies and repossess the equipment. Both no holes to drill. All those expensive rigs were worthless and more banks folded and were taken over by the FDIC. Another joke cropped up. WHO's the biggest drilling company in Texas the FDIC? Dr Ryan Remembers having to keep cash on hand as one bank after another was shut down. You go down to the bank and you'd get enough money to last you five days or a week you put it in another bank. That isn't going belly up yet. And then when your bank is shutdown so the FDIC can takeover You have money to get along until the FDIC can allow you access to the money you had in back number what we did this two or three times. Some folks in the Permian turn to a higher source. The bumper sticker appeared on cars. Please God please let there be another oil boom. I promise I won't Piss everything away. This time. I was the way it was and a lot. A lot of people had to find jobs outside the industry. Many more people just tried to find jobs in Houston Moved to Dallas move to anywhere. A few almond managed to scrape a living together and make it work. One of those was Dave Harrington Harrington was an energetic sandy-haired Andy haired former high school cheerleader from Dallas. He was a student at Texas Tech University. When the bust I hit the Permian? But the region sudden dire straits straights only amplified his fascination with all business. He'd seen the movie giant and was enthralled by Jett rink the swaggering wildcatter played lead by James Dean. Miana on you ever thought of having took Arrington was determined to make his way into the industry his senior in your year at tech he applied to dozens of all companies. But I had twenty seven job interviews and I twenty. Eight rejections I I've got to rejection letters from getty oil us like we really don't want source any rejection letters. He finally managed to snag a job as a rookie key. Landman for a tiny oil company. He arrived in Midland in the summer of Nineteen eighty-four right about the time the crisis reached. Its Apex Yes nineteen eighty-four. It was bad First National Bank had had failed a few years earlier Always kind of joke. The people loved loved me. Come into town and it was a little unusual. Because I didn't know anybody figured out real quick I had the only u-haul was coming in and they wanted didn't selected Lee Errington began spinning spare time in Midland subsurface library researching all prospects. That's where he found some promising acreage near the tiny town of kermit about an hour west of Midland. And I put together my own prospect. Jake now I'm not a geologist but but I just read the books talked. Geology is not that easy because it's not But I just use a little common sense and I put together a prospect over south the current and then tried to sell the deal. An acquaintance told him how to go about securing an investment. He explained to me by third for corner. and which means you get three people to put up a third of the cost of drilling a well and then they each in a quarter of it and I get a free quarter for putting together the idea. Of course nobody was buying any deals. I always joke that I was turned man so many times I felt like a bitch brand. He eventually knocked on enough doors to lineup. The investors he needed to move forward on the deal and out remember call. Oh Mom and dad and then I sold the Alaso sad and then on the way out of town because I was actually living in Lubbock and midland at the time zones to him and now is kind of that time I and Hannah did so stop by the Church's Fried Chicken. That's still here on big spring street in there's homeless man there and I on he's begging said we'll give you money but I'll I'll give dinner so I had my first celebratory dinner from I old alive or solve with the homeless man. Church's fried chicken their own. Big Springs one of my good memories from there. He contracted with another other company to drill a well. To the surprise of many he actually struck oil Arrington stood by the will leaped into the air shouted and did Turkey. The classic chillier movie probably seen it every high school football game. ARRINGTON soon became Midland's boy wonder but times were. It's still hard. Even for him he reinvested all of his money back into drilling new wells and buying up more leases Unfortunately there weren't all successful and so but you just hope that the good ones outweigh the beds and so they don't call me drought day for nothing so I drove my share travels You know a and I'm always asked about that. My Wife's always gonNA comments on that I don't like growls. But but they sure don't have state me and is not the end of the world and and they don't really get me down you just have to distress yourself off and keep on going because counterpart of so if if a drawl get you down. You're in the wrong all business in the mid eighties. Another devastating bust ravaged the permian. This time around Arrington almost lost his shirt so every bust is different. It's different for different reasons. And they've always been that way. The one in eighty eight was price. You know that bust the process owner now like eight dollars and seventy five cents so so nothing was economic to go drill. Well if I'm not going to go you know be able to go drill. Any wells will the drilling company. Can't hire anybody because they're drilling rigs not running all the buildings at that these different companies are renting all of a sudden. They can't pay the rent anymore or so now than I am and it just it just really has a domino effect somehow arrington managed to hang on. You know it was Kinda scary. I remember at that the Tom how many employees are probably four or five years and I do remember specific every morning it was must have been a psychological deal but every morning running when I would grab the handle for the shower in the book is always take share in the morning. When I grabbed the handle I would feel like throwing up every morning? How going to make payroll? How Speaker County? Golly it was a lot of pressure for a young man while Arrington Antony eked out a living for himself and small company. Those around him weren't so lucky. Here's Dr Hinton again. I had never seen anything like this. During the boom people had put in a new country club big golf course and there were expensive homes out there. They were multi-storey. And you you drove.

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Boomtown

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"In Texas is where hopes and dreams come true David Arrington would know. He's an independent oilman. Dan and something of a legend in the permian a while back. He hired an architect to design the biggest house in Midland which clocks in at some ten thousand square feet. That's where he stores his antique cars. Most of his ansel Adams photography collection. He's actually the largest private collector of ansel Adams in the country. The House also has a few unusual amenities. Well I. It's it's a country French house It's pretty big. It's four stories it has a slide in it so it's got this slide like you haven't McDonald's but it's the it's the lack of tube and goes to the attic and then comes underneath the stairs and the coke laws the slide is like something straight out of a movie like Richie rich or blank. Check a rich kids fantasy. Come to life at forty two in feet tall it starts on the fourth floor and spirals down to the first. Everybody asked me if I build that for the kids and I was like well. No build it for me. But they're more than welcome to use it. Wild catting has always been a magnet for eccentric personalities. And David Harrington is one of the most flamboyant oilman midland has ever seen every year on Easter morning. He Dons Bunny suit and drives around town in his red nineteen sixty four Mustang stopping shopping at his friend's houses to deliver candy to their kids. He actually stole the idea from a friend. I kind of improved on a little bit. I got a really cool rule. Easter bunny suit. His was a little scary and mine was really Kinda friendly fluffy one. I had this nineteen sixty four and a half convertible Mustang and so the Easter Bunny would get up before dawn and the the families. He'd probably see ten or twenty families and I knew he was coming so he would come and eat. He'd have gifts and everything he'd he'd knock on their door and the kids would be there in the mom and dad would be there and we'd take pictures and all that and and You know and he do that for a couple of hours. Tuna come on go to church like the slide in his house. ARRINGTON Easter Bunny visits aren't just for kids are member. There's this one and bank and they were in a conference meeting and they wouldn't. They wouldn't let Easter Bunny and so but Easter bunny pushed through in and opened the doors to every bodies bodies sugar in. And there's this one guy who was kind of the fuddy-duddy and he never smiled in the Easter Bunny went and sat in his lap and everybody everybody in the courtroom fell on the floor laughing that that's one of my better memories of Easter Buddy. I'm not sure that God knows who that was was or if I'm ever going to confess to it but for Arrington and others in the oil industry it wasn't always like this. When Arrington I showed up in midland the Permian was in the midst of what many considered to be the worst bust of all time a bus so bad? The many of the richest folks in town lost almost everything overnight. The financial fallout routinely made national headlines. There have been oil bust but never anything like this. American consumers are enjoying the benefits over supply and lower prices. The oil business in this country is hurting. The only people in Gustav making money were bankruptcy of all your. Your buildings are unoccupied states..

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Boomtown

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"Boomtown town is a CO production of imperative. Entertainment and Texas monthly executive producer. Is Jason Hope. Produced an engineered by Brian Stanford. who also wrote the score? Boomtown is edited by J Nickel and Meghan cry and Co reported by leaf reached at our theme song is written and performed by Paik Rossi. I'm your host and writer. Crucial walls don't forget to tell your friends about boomtown and leave a review on apple podcast if you like the show. Boomtown is a ten episode series with new episodes available. Every Tuesday follow us on social media and visit Texas monthly dot com slash. Boomtown for more on the story Hello boomtown listeners. Andy Langer I host Texas monthly's weekly podcast the national podcast of Texas our show simple and straightforward we invite Texans newsmakers entertainers authors legends rising stars to talk with me for an hour. Scroll through our archived episodes. And you'll find hourlong or long conversations with Willie Nelson Nolan Ryan Jimbo Fisher Ted Cruz. Tanya Tucker alongside episodes that feature who Leeann Castro Billy F Gibbons Brooklyn Decker and Admiral mcraven all have been gracious enough to join us to tell their stories and share what they know and we release a new episode sewed with a different texts in each week. which you can find wherever you found boomtown? Come for the new ones or click on your favorite Texans from the archive and let that be your starting point. We're looking forward to welcoming you on board to the national podcast of Texas..

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Boomtown

09:32 min | 1 year ago

"boomtown" Discussed on Boomtown

"One of the most jarring things to see in the Permian. Today is the sprawling man camps in some places it feels like an all out invasion rows and rows of Barrick trailers kaos thousands of itinerant workers across the region West Texas man camps. Go back all the way to the booms. MM So the twenties and thirties. No one knows how long Bouma last and that makes folks hesitant to invest in something as expensive and permanent as a house. Plus it's hard to find workers to build houses in the first place. They're all working in the patch so man camps are cheaper and more convenient for a company employing a bunch of young men. This summer I stayed at one of the main camps on the outskirts of Pickus there I met with Paik Rossi. An old buddy of mine. Who Happen Happen to be living at the same man camp while he works in the oil patch? Monday's pick Rossi. I am thirty one years old. I'm from Fort Worth Texas and and So can you describe where we are right now at the Permian Lodge Man Camp and I've been here since March which has been two weeks here a week at home so tomorrow will be my last day after my shift. Tomorrow I can go home. And how far is your drive from his back. It's just just under six hours and so whenever you're out here like that's just time your family for the most part you don't see them or well. Thank God for face as time you know I mean really. I've always resisted technology but that's one of those things that it's like man. I don't know if I could do this without it because I get to assume every night. But it's not it's not the same but it makes it easier pigs wife Jessie works as a schoolteacher. In Fort Worth Paik hates hates leaving his family six hours away to work on FRAC jobs in West Texas. His father had worked in the wool filled in south Texas and Paik New an early age that he didn't WanNa do the same. He wanted to be a songwriter at nineteen. He left home and started picking guitar. Dive bars along the Gulf coast and the Texas Hill country and that was how we met at a Honky tonk had San Marcus called shoot. 'em Street warehouse. We were young and full of big dreams but life moved from from under us. After pig started a family with Jesse he ended up going to the patch. It was the best job he could find my wife. And I we've just had our first son Okay and I hit only really played music. I mean after I left my hometown I welded a a little bit and then I just got tired of that and just started playing music and so by the time my oldest son came around I had about two thousand dollars dollars to my name and My Buddy works in the oilfield and so I reached out to him and he and he hooked me up with a job. Peak Doc was twenty six when he first went to work in the patch. Twenty six. Yeah what did you start out doing. So I've only ever done flow back a hydraulic doc. Tokes and kind of go hand in hand kind of the same thing and cut that. I had a BURP for those who don't speak oilfield flow back. Operators handle all the fluids that are flowing back out of an oil well at the end of fracture so when I'm in the field. I'm an early riser. I'm the kind of Guy I gotta have my little like little routine before I'm ready to face people in so I'm usually up by about three fifteen when I'm working days. I go get my coffee. Sometimes I'll just make breakfast Maroon. jibed a location. Sometimes it's twenty minutes away. Sometimes it's two hours -SEGO location and you work with two other guys all day long and then you come home and you eat and you go to bed Eh. Do it again. Like most of the folks who work in the Permian and live elsewhere. Pick has no plans to move Jesse and the boys to pay us. There's a lot less to do. The school systems are already crowded. And besides there's no place for them to live and the risks that come along with living in the Permian simply simply aren't worth it. My rule on the highways just always assume that the person beside US trying to kill you because I mean they're crazy like not familiar with the surroundings in there in a hurry and so and there's a lot of people on the road same. I have the same rule in the grocery store with a shopping cart soon. They're trying to kill you. Most of Jesse's family is back and forth worth the last thing pink wants to do is drag ragged kids away from their grandparents and the familiarity of home saw worth. It's not worth it would be selfish. I think for me to have them up here with me would be selfish because they would be away from everybody else. Yeah totally so. Tell me a little bit about your family. Well so I'm married married need for four years. I think that's right. You WanNa do that again. I've got two use sons. I only get to see them. I only get spin one week with them. You know it's actually not bad because like I don't get get to see him for two weeks but I'm home for a week. It's been ultimo one with them. Yeah it's tough but for now. Oh I think it's worth it. It's July and pick has been in this man camp since March. We were sitting in my room just a bed and a desk and linoleum floor UH picks room is equally spartan but it has two beds one for him and one for whoever's working the night shift the two roommates never see each other. I asked peak if he considers this as sort of home. I don't know I don't know if anybody I mean you here for her. Two thirds of the year right So I mean it kind of is your home whether you want to admit it or not. I don't I don't know how many people claim it for now pigs. Life is a series of trade offs. The time he spends in a man camp in pay kiss and the time time he spends with his family the dollars he rakes in working flow back and the nights he could be on stage playing his songs. There's also the trade off of what it means is to provide for his family and the nature of his work. The cost of fracking itself to be honest. A lot of guys in the patch. Don't care much about the climate or what the jobs doing to the land. Paik does one thing I've been thinking about since you're I'm impinges for the Rodeo. We were talking about about some of the bad rap. That Bill Gates you know fullfilled trash. Yeah that I was had a beer. And you said that's made out of oil title and appointed around the room that's made out of your tires are made of oil leak. The world that we live in is royal. Yeah all petroleum-based tro him base. So how how do you like. You're a creative person. You're poet no and you also come on with think we'll underneath your fingernails and and so how do you square these two worlds like personally for you for me. Strictly speaking I do struggle with it. Sometimes because you know I'm kind of like I love nature like I used to get annoyed when it'd be really nice view you know the driving and there's this real scenic pretty view and then all of a sudden there's like an oil company pad right there Colegio trucks and they used to make me so mad. It's still it's still does. It's it's hard for me to balance it because I am kind of against ruining the environment not kind of I am. I remember when I first started working for the company. I came straight out of being a traveling hippie songwriter to working in oilfield. I remember looking down thinking. How many barrels? A hundred and two hundred thirty barrels barrels of water coming out of the ground they were sending goodwater into the ground comes out worth in a vacuum truck comes and sucks it up. It takes it to a disposal well and since back another ground I don't know I mean it's a hard balance because I'm here working to provide for my family but you know what kind of world is it GONNA be thirty years for my kids. So it's a weird. It's a weird conundrum. So we can cut her out this okay a forty five minutes. I'm starting to sweat before we go pick up my guitar He plays a song he's been working on about working in the patch. Dirty Pages Motel. He stayed in before moving to the main camp For a moment feels like we're.

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