H.L. Hunt

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Lyda Hill's Giving $1 Million to Public Radio, and KERA Isn't Even Going To Send Her a Coffee Mug

    You might not expect the granddaughter of H.L. Hunt, the oil magnate who inspired Larry Hagman's character on Dallas, to be particularly fond of public radio. But as it turns out, Lyda Hill is very fond indeed of her local NPR affiliate, KERA. The station announced today that Hill's foundation is w ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    October 20, 2011

    Once Again, H.L. Hunt's Mount Vernon Is On the Market (This Time, Apparently, For Real)

    ‚ÄčIn early April of last year, word went out that Realtor Allie Beth Allman was listing H.L. Hunt's sprawling 10-acre Mount Vernon estate overlooking White Rock Lake on Lawther for $32.5 million -- a steal! Then, not so much: Allman rescinded the listing, insisting that John and Teresa Amend weren' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Mike Rawlings Clobbers Ron Natinsky and David Kunkle in Mayoral Fund-Raising Effort

    Photos by Sam MertenWe're guessing this was Rawlings's reaction when he received bills from his consultants.​Former TracyLocke CEO Mike Rawlings easily outpaced the field of mayoral candidates by raising a whopping $1.03 million -- nearly three times the combined haul of Ron Natinksy and David ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    The Big Rich Author Plunges the Stake Deep in the Heart of "Texas Power"

    Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt strol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    A Hunt for the Great Texas Oil Fortunes

    In January, Penguin Press will publish Bryan Burrough's The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes, about such men as H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, Hugh Roy Cullen and Glenn McCarthy, the latter of whom was more or less the inspiration for James Dean's Jett Rink in the 1956 fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    In the Hunt: Fort Worth-Based XTO Buys History For $4 Billion

    This morning, Fort Worth-based XTO Energy Inc. announced it's spending $4.186 billion to buy Hunt Petroleum Corporation -- "and other associated entities," which would include its real-estate endeavors. Of course, the 83-year-old company started by wacky bigamist H.L. Hunt isn't getting the whole br ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Eye Candy

    It's overpriced, it's gaudy and we have to put it on a credit card. Yep, that Calatrava bridge says Dallas all over.

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    April 27, 2006

    History for Sale

    Heritage Auction Galleries made a fortune selling rare coins. Now itís making a mint offering gems from Americaís rich past.

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    November 25, 2004

    The Envelope, Please

    The Great Schutzkin predicts strife and disagreement on the city council

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    July 12, 2001

    The Little-People Tax

    Dallas tax appraisers can't keep up with Ross Perot. But if you're Average Joe, they've got your number.

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    April 6, 2000

    Beggars' banquet

    Dallas' matrons of charity find that ostentation is out and value is in when it comes to raising money

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    December 23, 1999

    Good time Charlie

    The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink

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    September 10, 1998

    Chemical Warrior

    When Phyllis Glazer learned a chemical plant was making her East Texas neighbors sick, the wealthy Dallas homemaker could have cut and run. Instead, she chose to stay, fight, and win.

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    August 27, 1998

    Cowtown Babylon

    When Fort Worth oil tycoon Tex Moncrief accused his secretary of embezzlement, she says, he left out one important detail: their 16-year affair

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    That giant sucking sound

    No, not The Dallas Morning News' arena coverage--but tax dollars being siphoned away for millionaires' pet projects

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    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

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    March 7, 1996
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    January 18, 1996

    It's the stock price, stupid!

    High-flying Danny Wettreich has shut down companies, destroyed jobs, and drawn the scrutiny of two federal agencies, But he says it's what the stock market thinks of him that counts.

  • News

    October 5, 1995


    In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.

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    June 15, 1995

    Moncrief Family Values

    A wealthy Fort Worth oil clan's court battle isn't just about millions. It's about pride. Miriam Rozen tells a tale of favored sons