Wow, a three-day weekend, only new permit, and six wells released from confidential status.
The one new permit:
- Operator: WPX
- Field: Mandaree (Dunn)
- 29706, PNC, MRO, Litvin 21-17H, Murphy Creek,
- 29707, PNC, MRO, Cross 24-8H, Murphy Creek,
- 30832, SI/NC, XTO, TAT State Federal 14X-36C, Bear Creek, no production dat
- 31972, drl, Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 XW 1H, Todd, no production data,
- 31973, drl, Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 8THF, Todd, no production data,
- 32005, SI/NC, BR, CCU Bison Point 14-34 TFH, Corral Creek, no production data,
- 31974, SI/NC, Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 7H, Todd, no production data,
26907, see below, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-93-19D-18-6H, Four Bears, producing,
31977, SI/NC, Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 3H, Todd, no production data,
26907, see above, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-93-19D-18-6H, Four Bears:
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Coming home from water polo tonight, I noted a brand new street sign at the recently completed road/intersection near Central Market on Southlake Blvd: Zena Rucker Road.
I mentioned it to Arianna and said it would be interesting to look up Zena Rucker on the internet to find out who the road was named after.
Arianna immediately told me that Zena Rucker was a very important woman in Southlake, saying she had recently seen her on the cover of a magazine, and then told me why she was important, but not quite sure of the whole story.
Zena Rucker is still living here in Southlake and has quite a story. That story can be found here.
She and her husband were aviators, flying small planes in and out from their grass runway where Southlake now is. They bought the property back in 1960 -- "in part due to their love of flying and because they heard that a large airport (what is now DFW) was going to be built in the area."
Though the original house on the land was built just after the Civil War, the Ruckers realized the small structure would not suit their family. Their current home has evolved through the years from the home they first built. Additions including his-and-hers garages flank both sides of the home. On Bill’s side is a truck he bought a few years before he passed away nine years ago, as well as a 1929 Model A Ford that’s been kept in pristine condition. (Rucker uses the truck as needed, but finds it just as easy to zip through the tall grasses on her property in her Prius or her Yamaha four-wheeler.)
Her home now is filled with memories and keepsakes, including statuary in the kitchen representing different civilizations throughout Mexican history. Rucker was born in Mexico—her father was an Irish-American from Tennessee and her mother was an Irish-Mexican—and came to the U.S. when she was nine.
Rucker had a short stint as a flight attendant for American Airlines and then became a teacher. She later became the first woman to run a Z-Yamaha motorcycle dealership in Grapevine. Rucker then obtained her pilot’s license and opened a flight school in North Texas at a time when even seeing a female in the cockpit was a rarity.And now, in her 80s, she has become a real estate developer:
And now, at an age when most people are slowing down, the octogenarian has become a real estate developer, somewhat of a reaction to the never-ending offers she gets from developers hoping she will sell her land. (Something she is not interested in doing, by the way.)
She and her granddaughter and partner Jacqueline Craft have already developed one medical office complex on land she owns along Southlake Boulevard and have started construction on a second. They named their real estate development company Zelda LLC in memory of Bill, who used to tease Rucker by calling her a name hers was often confused with.