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Several North Texas homeowners, especially those in Azle and near Eagle Mountain Lake, are concerned that expanded shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing may be causing the rash of seismic activity that has these communities all shook up.

To address these concerns, the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity is holding a hearing today at 1 p.m. The committee, headed by State Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton), will listen to expert testimony on the subject. Here’s what the agenda says:

“Study the current conditions surrounding the increased seismic activity in
the Barnett Shale and other areas of the State. Specifically, review the
possibility that increased exploration and disposal well activity could
impact seismic activity. The committee shall review active oil and gas
activity and injection wells in areas experiencing increased seismic
activity.”

The increased seismic activity has some homeowners worried about their home values, which has many considering updates to their homeowners insurance policies. Earthquakes, much like floods, aren’t usually covered in typical homeowners policies, so if you think your home is at risk for earthquake damage, you might want to read our piece on how fracking-related seismic activity is sending tremors through insurance companies.

7212 Percy Drive Front

Our Thursday Three Hundred is coming to you a little late today, but once you see this house you will agree that it was worth the wait!

I love Victorians, and 7212 Percy Drive in McKinney doesn’t disappoint! This cutie patootie has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a pool, and a two-plus-car garage. With all of these features and all of that character, you’d think this home was built way back in the Dark Ages and then lovingly renovated. NOPE! This house was built in 2008, folks!

7212 Percy Drive Dining

Located in the Tucker Hill neighborhood of McKinney, you get close to 2,500 square feet of home with a first-floor master bedroom for a recently reduced 309,900. This neighborhood feeds into Prosper ISD, so there are some great schools and small class sizes.

7212 Percy Drive Living

Things I love: The kitchen! It’s so cute! The white beadboard cabinets and dark counters, and the breakfast bar are just perfect. The steep staircase adds some charm, too. And there’s a powder room!

7212 Percy Drive Kitchen

There’s not a whole lot of yard, and the pool is tiny, but when summer really heats up, you won’t care about the size of the pool, only that it’s full of water and has a spot on a ledge for your margarita.

7212 Percy Drive Pool