On THIS DAY In History, The Unthinkable Happened In Texas
Okay, so maybe not unthinkable, but it’s still pretty neat. Texas has played a big role in the oil industry for a long time, the most notable example being Spindletop. But I bet you didn’t know that every time you pump your gas at an Exxon station, you’re buying from a company that has its roots in our state. Without the Magnolia Petroleum Company, who knows where our entire nation would be today? Most likely nowhere good.
What do you know about the Magnolia Petroleum Company?
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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