Boom to Bust

How Big Lake, the Permian Basin’s Heart, is Riding Out the Latest Oil Bust
The week before Christmas, restaurant owner Terry Stevens warmly shook hands with oil workers and wished them a happy holiday as they walked out the door, some possibly for the last time.
 
Stevens, a 52-year-old Michigan transplant, moved to this West Texas outpost five years ago, before the latest oil boom.
 
Workers flocked to the Mexican restaurant as well as the sports bar he and his wife own because of menus promising five-egg omelets and dragon-size hamburgers.
 
 

The Big Lake Wildcat

707 N. Florida St.
PO Box 946
Big Lake, TX 76932
PH: (325) 884-2215
FAX: (325) 884-5771