Photos: West Texas oil boom

West Texas oil boom

Credit: Michael Richard / WFAA

A surge in drilling that created thousands of new jobs in the Permian Basin has left the region critically short of housing.

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by MICHAEL RICHARD

WFAA

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 1:00 AM

From loaded trucks flooding roads to hiring signs posted on Interstate 20, the massive West Texas oil boom is driving the economy out of a long depression. But the boom is bringing problems to the Permian Basin.

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