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11.09.2007

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Channel 8 News ran a story about the Barnett Shale's impact on Bridgeport - describing it as a "modern day boomtown" with virtually "no unemployment." Also, there are now "many million dollar houses."

Video here. (Although I difficulty getting it to play smoothly.)

Edit: I forgot to thank the emailer for pointing this out to me. I had missed it.

26 comments:

Annie Jokely said...

Don't worry. B'port will continue to resist change with all their might.

Anonymous said...

I work in the Barnett Shale area every day ( checking on wells ) And yes life is very very very good if you get the check on one of them bad boys.

House of R & R said...

That home in the bottom pic is gorgeous! Who lives there? It looks similar to a villa in the south of France.

Uhh...was that a hospital I saw being built?

And boy is that Mr. Meyers a cutie pie!

Anonymous said...

Funny how one of the houses they featured had nothing to do with the Barnett Shale, but more about being one of the few doctors in this area for a very...very long time.

Anonymous said...

The other house doesn't belong to an oilman either, but i'm sure both of them have benefitted from the Barnett Shale either directly or indirectly.

Anonymous said...

I like the Crisps house beng shown.

Anonymous said...

I guess the camera does add 20+lbs because that Mr Meyers does not look that chunky in person:)

Anonymous said...

I just have to put this here, although it's already been done numerous times before on B's blog:

"Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shootin at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know ol Jed's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said "Jed move away from there"
Said "Californy is the place you ought to be"
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars."

Anonymous said...

annie, why limit that comment to just Bridgeport? Its the whole county. The people looking to move out her will realize this, and move on. And then this county will experience the long, slow death is deserves.

Anonymous said...

You forgot the word had before difficulty.

Eatme said...

Dearest Annie,

Bridgeport has officially given up and given in to the local government and the money behind it. It's impossible to resist the money.

Asking Keith Birddung what he thinks is equivalent to asking a 4 year old how to construct a nuclear device.

Bridgeport is a good community with good people. Add greed to the equation and nothing good will come from it...except change...

Anonymous said...

I have not noticed million dollar homes in Bridgeport. Where the heck are they?

Anonymous said...

I second that 1:17!!

Someone know where all these so called million dollar houses are(excluding Dr Rays house-he only benefits if someone gets hurt)??

And what exactly does Bridwell have to do with the oilfield boom.

It would have been nice to see PEOPLE who are actually associated with the industry interviewed!!!

And of all the banks to choose from they could not pick the new one being built-they pic the temporary TRAILER--WHY??

I think it poorly represented Bport!!

House of R & R said...

1:17 I believe they are near the lake.

Anonymous said...

If the homes are by the lake, then they are not in Bridgeport. That explains the "missing" million dollar homes in Bridgeport.

Anonymous said...

house of retards, you have to be the slowest person alive. Not only was the hospital on screen for 15 seconds, it was announced in the audio. And they even spell his name out, its M-y-e-r-s.

Anonymous said...

Imagine the surprise of people who have never been to Bridgeport, then saw this feature, and decided to take a Sunday drive out to Bridgeport to see the phenomenal boom town and all the fancy houses.

Anonymous said...

the houses are @ the east bay estates in LAke bridgeport... i recommend taking a drive out there... there are some beautiful homes!!

Anonymous said...

That's not a hospital, it's a big fancy doctors clinic. Real hospitals take all patients ( good and bad), this Doctors hospital will take only what they want. Good luck finding a specialist over there, unless they are padding the FP's pockets.

Anonymous said...

Hey has anyone seen Highland Oaks (Boyd) lately. There is a ridge going up smack in the middle of half a million dollar homes. It is a sight to see!!

Anonymous said...

7:12
Why so bitter? Why are you so upset about the residents on the west side of the county getting a new hospital? I guess you have a vested interest in denying these people access to quality health care.

Anonymous said...

white water rafting? so now b'port lake has enough water to fill up "900" acres for "white" water rafting? what the crap is that all about?

Annie Jokely said...

Is there some kind of law in B'port that every new business has to be in a metal building? Seriously?

House of R & R said...

9:18 I see you are unable to notice sarcasm when you read it.

I know there's a hospital being built in Bridgeport. I've known for a long long while now. It's the best thing! Some people didn't think it would happen. Get it?

House of R & R said...

9:30 Quality health care is right. A person would be lucky to come out of Decatur alive! I refuse to go there!

Anonymous said...

I have been out of town for one freak'in (Wise Co.) week and could not respond...
Here they are in order..
1. Downtown B'Port (that's the Chico and Decatur way to say DAT)
2. We all know CRISP'S Welding, been here for a decadence.
3. Is a toss up for Dr. Ray de-le-casa or might be Crisp's.
4. BENEKE,B@# @ a Crescent Cove address, he did nothing for Barnett Shale. He makes rent $ in B'port.
5. White water? that is our limestone in there, COME ON DOWN! we will pay the "PRICE IS RIGHT, B'PORT, once again."