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The Wildcatter: Corpus
Christi´s Gregg Robertson,
key member of Eagle Ford
discovery, named 2012 Newsmaker
of the Year

Corpus Christi Caller-Times [TX], by Mark Collette

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 12/30/2012 6:30:00 PM

CORPUS CHRISTI — The brown boxes sat like building blocks stacked 15 feet high in endless rows of towering metal shelves at a University of Texas research campus in Austin.Hidden here was the final piece of the puzzle that would change South Texas forever. It lay in shards in one of more than a half million of the cardboard boxes. It was an infinitesimal clue, a mere smattering of dust in a sprawling warehouse the size of three football fields, a staggering library filled with volumes of solid rock. Only Gregg Robertson knew where to look.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/30/2012 6:35:57 PM     (No. 9090476)

I love stories like this! Thanks for posting...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gerty, 12/30/2012 6:59:10 PM     (No. 9090495)

We have similar hopes for upstate NY!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lanczos, 12/30/2012 7:06:26 PM     (No. 9090499)

The Story of Texas!

(Pssssst: This could also be The Story of Much Of America if the Obammunist Regime were not so insanely determined to destroy "The Old America".)

Texas will be Okay - and we Texans wish the same for the rest of you in The Nation Formerly Known As "The United States of America."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 12/30/2012 7:08:19 PM     (No. 9090503)

Loved it! It is a long read, but an excellent read.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ledwith, 12/30/2012 7:15:08 PM     (No. 9090509)

A heck of a story! An American story.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/30/2012 7:24:29 PM     (No. 9090517)

Great story. Better than Indiana Jones. I´ll enjoy the book when it gets finished.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bob913, 12/30/2012 7:42:06 PM     (No. 9090532)

...and the socialists are blocking drilling on most of the land and sea. They do not want success for the United States. They want abject failure like Detroit or Washington DC

But you don´t need studies to see the change in South Texas. The discovery transformed sleepy villages into boomtowns, poured millions of dollars into rural school, city and church coffers, turned struggling ranchers into millionaires and gave thousands of people new careers across South Texas.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 12/30/2012 7:44:52 PM     (No. 9090533)

I´m just praying that they´ll take Oklahoma with them when they go!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Martha Howe, 12/30/2012 8:10:03 PM     (No. 9090553)

Great Texas story....a continuation of
Bryan Burroughs "The Big Rich".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 12/30/2012 8:26:41 PM     (No. 9090566)

So. Texas has had booms, (& busts), before, but NEVER anything like this! The area is changed forever.

God bless TEXAS and the USA!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RPool, 12/30/2012 8:27:27 PM     (No. 9090568)

I drive from San Antonio to Corpus. It is a wonderland of commerce, growth and success. I just wish my fellow Americans in other parts of the country could witness what I see and what the counties and municipalities enjoy because of the Eagle-Ford shale. Americans have been fed a total load od garbage by the government and, now, by the idiots in a Hollywood movie. It is everything we want and need to be.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/31/2012 1:15:53 PM     (No. 9091678)

My son is a newly graduated engineer starting in the oil business. I sent him this article, just to show what can be done with a bit of brains, hard work and the willingness to trust yourself - not to mention the fair, handshake way of business. I needed this as January 20th approaches.

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