My father was J. Aldous Smith, a Methodist preacher. He was one of June Smiths sons. Our land is on Reeves Rd. just before you go into the Sabine National Forest. Millard, Tommy, Kenneth and Lamar Smiths are first cousins as is Truman Short. Dad was from Hemphill and Mom from San Augustine as were my wifes folks. She was a Beasley. The Smith family owns around 400 acres down there.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More