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Cotulla Texas is known for its oil production, where people mainly from South Texas come to work in these fields. People working in this field live in Cotulla temporarily, and tend to head back home once the work is done. Consequently, the number of hotels, motels, inns, and mobile home parks has increased dramatically, giving Cotulla the title of “The Hotel Capital of The Eagle Shale”. As of 2015, it was determined that the number of hotels had gone from 3-4 in 2010, to 25, which reflected a dramatic increase in relation to Cotulla’s dimensions. When it came to population, it was found out that once oil field workers went back home, population dropped and many of these buildings were closed down and abandoned. This tralated for Cotulla’s residents as fire hazards and higher numbersof unemployment.