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Eagle Ford Shale Oil and Gas Drilling Is Lucrative but Dangerous

The state of Texas is home to rich deposits of oil and gas, and drilling for oil and gas has surged throughout the state in recent years. This is especially true of the Eagle Ford Shale, a 400 mile long and 50 mile wide site that produces oil and gas predominantly in south Texas but also stretches into the eastern part of the state. Over the last few years the Eagle Ford Shale has become the center of a boom of economic and employment activity in Texas.

Breathalyzers not 100 percent accurate, but drunk truck driving still wrong

Professor David J. Hanson is an alcohol researcher and has been involved in this area of research for more than 40 years, according to the website Alcohol Problems & Solutions, and among his findings is his opinion that breathalyzers are not 100 percent accurate; in fact, they should really be called blood alcohol content "estimators."

Breathalyzers not 100 percent accurate, but drunk truck driving still wrong

Professor David J. Hanson is an alcohol researcher and has been involved in this area of research for more than 40 years, according to the website Alcohol Problems & Solutions, and among his findings is his opinion that breathalyzers are not 100 percent accurate; in fact, they should really be called blood alcohol content "estimators."

Death 'stalks' those who work in the oil and gas industry

As Dianna Wray writes for the Victoria Advocate, the life of an oilfield worker is bittersweet. When times are good - and times certainly are good right now in the Eagle Ford Shale - oil and gas workers can make around $100,000 per year.

Hope for spinal cord injuries once 'drummed out,' now returns

Locomotor therapy is giving new hope to people with catastrophic spinal cord injuries sustained in incidents involving everything from cross-country skiing to truck accidents. It used to be that the more paralyzed you were - not able to pull yourself up on parallel bars, for example, as Jeremy Olson reports for the Star Tribune - the less health care professionals were likely to suggest exercise as treatment.

Hope for spinal cord injuries once 'drummed out,' now returns

Locomotor therapy is giving new hope to people with catastrophic spinal cord injuries sustained in incidents involving everything from cross-country skiing to truck accidents. It used to be that the more paralyzed you were - not able to pull yourself up on parallel bars, for example, as Jeremy Olson reports for the Star Tribune - the less health care professionals were likely to suggest exercise as treatment.

Texas ranks No. 12 for cost of auto insurance

Texas fairs relatively poorly, all things considered, in terms of the cost of auto insurance. As Jerry Edgerton reports for CBS News, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Michigan are the top three states where car insurance is the most expensive. Texas is number 12 at $1,661 per year, edging out Connecticut but getting beat by Florida.

Texas ranks No. 12 for cost of auto insurance

Texas fairs relatively poorly, all things considered, in terms of the cost of auto insurance. As Jerry Edgerton reports for CBS News, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Michigan are the top three states where car insurance is the most expensive. Texas is number 12 at $1,661 per year, edging out Connecticut but getting beat by Florida.

Roads near Eagle Ford Shale in 'bad shape,' says judge

On one hand, you've got an old-fashioned oil boom that's bringing with it plenty of prosperity to local communities on or near the Eagle Ford Shale. One man, for instance, is bringing in roughly $10,000 per month charging 17 men $150 each in rent per week.

Roads near Eagle Ford Shale in 'bad shape,' says judge

On one hand, you've got an old-fashioned oil boom that's bringing with it plenty of prosperity to local communities on or near the Eagle Ford Shale. One man, for instance, is bringing in roughly $10,000 per month charging 17 men $150 each in rent per week.

Roads 'overwhelmed' because of Eagle Ford Shale

Roads are "overwhelmed," said the vice president of the Dimmit County Chamber of Commerce, and don't we know it. Not a day goes by when drivers don't feel the change on South Texas roads, causing everything from close calls and minor mishaps to catastrophic injuries from serious oil tanker and other tanker truck accidents.

Roads 'overwhelmed' because of Eagle Ford Shale

Roads are "overwhelmed," said the vice president of the Dimmit County Chamber of Commerce, and don't we know it. Not a day goes by when drivers don't feel the change on South Texas roads, causing everything from close calls and minor mishaps to catastrophic injuries from serious oil tanker and other tanker truck accidents.

Texas ranks second in number of elderly drivers killed

According to a study conducted by TRIP, a nonprofit national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., Texas ranks second out of 20 states for the number of elderly drivers who lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, from car accidents to truck accidents.

Texas ranks second in number of elderly drivers killed

According to a study conducted by TRIP, a nonprofit national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., Texas ranks second out of 20 states for the number of elderly drivers who lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, from car accidents to truck accidents.

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