Skip to main content

Hunger a Hidden Side Effect of West Texas Oil Boom

The oil boom has transformed the West Texas economy, bringing jobs and higher wages to several sleepy communities. But the new prosperity has introduced another unexpected and troubling trend to the region: more residents going hungry.

Lead image for this article

The oil boom has transformed the West Texas economy, bringing jobs and higher wages to several sleepy communities. But the new prosperity has introduced another unexpected and troubling trend to the region: more residents going hungry. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

Support public-service journalism that gets the context right

Yes, I'll donate today