Until they got evicted, the Yancey family had big plans for the years ahead.

Kendra, 30, and Bobby, 36, worked for years as security guards in the Eagle Ford Shale, hopping from one drilling or pipeline site to the next. The couple saved enough money for Kendra to stay at home with their kids, River, 9, and James, 8, and plan her dream business: a tattoo parlor geared toward women.

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Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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