Earthquakes have rattled this small west Texas community in recent days. Earthquakes ranging from 2.8 to 3.5 in magnitude have been felt in and around Snyder. Many blame all of the fracking going on in west Texas as the cause of the quakes, while others argue that fracking has nothing to do with earthquakes. Regardless of how you feel, Snyder is the fracking armpit of west Texas.
The Examiner was able to find a Brownwoodian with ties to Snyder at the new Allsups on 377. Esther Hightower moved to Brownwood from Snyder in 1997, and the vibrant 79 year old has enjoyed her time in Brownwood. “It’s great being here, but I fracking hated Snyder. It smells horrible, and the people are the rudest I’ve ever met. I hope they keep fracking in Snyder and I hope the whole fracking town falls in a sinkhole!”
While we were at Allsups, a trucker who was hauling wind turbine blades to Sweetwater overheard our talk. He let us in on a secret that some Sweetwater residents told him, but he only spoke to us on condition of anonymity. “You see, Sweetwater folks sure don’t like Snyder. They say it smells fracking bad out that way. Not all them turbines in Sweetwater are generatin’ power. Some of them are actual fans, pointed at Snyder to blow that smell back at ’em.”
Some Brownwood soccer players were in the Allsups purchasing some deep fried burritos to take to their game with them. They told us that they had played a game at Snyder in the past, and that everyone they met in Snyder had a “fracking bad attitude” and that their parents and fans always “try to taunt the fracking competitors from other schools.”
Needless to say, there is a whole lot of fracking going on in Snyder, Texas. So from Brownwood, we say, “go frack yourselves, Snyder!”
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