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 >>
‚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 Then, not so much: Allman rescinded the listing, insisting that John and Teresa Amend weren' ...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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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The Great Schutzkin predicts strife and disagreement on the city council
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Dallas' matrons of charity find that ostentation is out and value is in when it comes to raising money
The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink
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.
When Fort Worth oil tycoon Tex Moncrief accused his secretary of embezzlement, she says, he left out one important detail: their 16-year affair
No, not The Dallas Morning News' arena coverage--but tax dollars being siphoned away for millionaires' pet projects
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.
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
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.
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.
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