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Oil rig joins neighborhood

24-hour noise may pay off for some residents

By ROSANNA RUIZ, Houston Chronicle

Mention oil wells and most people think of a dusty, sprawling Texas landscape dotted with pumpjacks and rusting derricks.

The working-class neighborhood of Northmore, just north of the 610 Loop, hardly ever comes to mind. Until now, perhaps.

A local oil company, Ballard Exploration, began drilling on a vacant lot at Cockerel and Tulane earlier this month, creating a round-the-clock hum likened to a group of idling tractor trailers.

But sleep-deprived residents

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There is a new rush of drilling going on right now. All supported by the man on the hill... so it must be alright. right?

It does happen to put dollars in my pocket.. yet I'm entirely against it... and yes I do wrestle with myself at night.

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