In recent days, residents in the neighborhoods roughly bounded by Texas 360, Mayfield Road, Collins Street South and Interstate 20 have received mailed solicitations from Holland Acquisitions, apparently representing Paloma Resources.
Residents say the mailer says the company has secured a well site location and says that land men will be working in the area to discuss offers. Specifics of bonus payments, royalty rates or the term of the agreement are not included in the mailer.
"We haven't done much yet but make some fliers and send a man around to walk the neighborhood," said Jim Colley. "We're trying to get the word out: 'Don't sign a lease until we can get together and see what we can do together.' "
Those interested in more information, can contact Colley at: email@example.com
-- Bill Bowen
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