12.04.2008

Anybody Want To Buy A Few Hotels in Decatur?

That Was Then
This Is Now
Story Tommy Lee Jones is not pleased with you. And oil dipped below $44 a barrel today.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chesapeake (the company that paid for the billboard) is in deep ****
because they paid top dollar for all of their drilling rights, most of which are in hard to drill areas (Tarrant County). Devon (the primary driller in Wise County) is in much better shape, and has not changed their production by very much.

Anonymous said...

Good news. Less methheads on the road driving semis.

Anonymous said...

Evil big oil. (only when the price of gas is high) I was told to believe by a liberal weenie that the price would go back up right after the election because Bush wanted McCain to be elected. I guess he is showing us who's boss now.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused...where are Decatur's "hotels" located? Did you perhaps mean "motels"?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I saw Speedoman's father in Jacksboro today.

I turned from the Bowie side of 59, on that sharp right, towards the courthouse, and it was the second or third to the last house on the right before you encounter the square.

He was sitting in a folding chair in his front yard, shirtless, holding a book. He had a graying bushy head and beard.

In 40 degree weather, he was reading a book to a circle of kiddos; in the middle of the morning, without a shirt. I know what time it was because that Jacksboro radio station was at the Subway, and I was listening to that station when I went thru there, and right as I hit that corner, they said the time and the temperature

I was like, crap, I wouldn't dare stop and snap a picture, and then I was like WTF. I hope they were all having fun.

They weren't out there this afternoon when I drove back by, but the chairs were still in a big circle. I think there were some toys in the yard too.

Again, all I can say is WTF??

Now that I have talked with my husband about it, who was with me in the car, but reading a book, and didn't see, he's saying "I glanced up and saw people and activity in the yard", and that makes me wonder if I was hallucinating or something. But I know I wasn't, except that guy could have had a flesh colored shirt on, but that's about all I would concede.

Again, all I can say is WTF??

Anonymous said...

You know, even lawyers may not be making Barnett shale jokes when their business slows down also.

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy messages from the weenieater pro.

Anonymous said...

7:15, there is a lot of "hotels" in Decatur. Hampton just opened up and LaQuinta and Baymont are under construction. Candlewood suites just bought land to build a new hotel as well. And we already had Ramada, Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, and Days Inn.

Anonymous said...

and comfort inn, and sunset inn, and tel-mar motel, etc.

Anonymous said...

So six months ago we were told that the reason the price of crude (and ultimately gasoline) was so high was because of supply and demand. Now crude is down sixty something percent but gas and diesel has not fallen nearly that much. What are the corporate spin doctors going to sell us now. Has demand fallen that much? I doubt it. What a bunch of BS. We are still getting screwed.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you where the speedoman lives all you have to do is drive down the street the old fire station is on and you will see him in the yard. You should have seen his other wife %#$@#%^&. all of 4'10" 275lbs.

Anonymous said...

to 11:18 --- I'm guessing you are not a mathematician huh? Gas was 4.75 a gallon and now is 1.65 a gallon. Comes out to 65% drop in price. Not to hard to figure even for a kid.

Anonymous said...

We're all doomed.

Anonymous said...

Yea....We get the Country Club back...no more Jumpsuits....Yea!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it serves the price gougin' sons a b@#$%es right!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

why hasnt the low cost of fuel been passd on to the food & produce yet? I dont understand this @ all?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, 9:48 and 11:01...I forgot where the establishments were located.

However, I stand by "motels". Drive in, leave as quick as you can and plenty of fast food joints to help you along in that endeavor.

Hotels traditionally, even tho there are plenty of "flop houses" in that category, attempt to be a cut above most motels and their primary targets probably aren't parking rigs in the undergroud garages.

There is a valid case to be made for both overnight/short term sleeping quarters arrangements.

Questions:
Does a town the size of Decatur really need that many rooms? What is going to become of a large number of them when "Tommy Lee" leaves town? In looking at the long term picture, wouldn't having something(s) by the Civic Center be of greater benefit?