Hunt Oil Company

  • News

    May 2, 2013

    Will the Bush Library Reveal Any Secrets?

    The new library could reveal gems about oil and the Iraq War

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Council Member Angela Hunt Spells Out Demands for City's Gas Drilling Task Force

    ​Patrick Michels, our gas-drillin' expert, is presently at the Hunt Oil Building for that Woodall Rodgers Deck Park press conference -- which, turns out, is worth $9 million (no wonder Mayor Tom's Mayor Tom till tomorrow). So, then, I'll share with you a memo council member Angela Hunt sent to her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    From High Atop Hunt Oil, A Look at The Park Over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Which Is Now $9 Million Closer to Being Paid Off

    Photos by Patrick MichelsMayor Tom Leppert looks out at construction of The Park moments before stepping in for what may be his last big photo op as mayor.​The Woodall Rogers Deck Park Foundation's still $17 million shy of its fund-raising target, but with construction well under way, the series o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Reason No. 1,364 Why Tom Leppert's U.S. Senate Announcement is Imminent

    The pic from McCoy's twitter account, which recently retweeted Leppert's thoughts about DOMA.​Tom Leppert has hired Shawn McCoy, the deputy communications director for the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign of Linda McMahon, whose website was designed by the same folks who are behind Leppert's. While i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Deck Park to Announce It's Making "Significant Progress in the Capital Campaign"

    The latest view from the deck park construction cam​Before taking that mandated four-day break, Mayor Tom's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh, sent to media a copy of the mayor's coming-week schedule. And, on February 24, was this note: "2:00 PM -- News Conference (Not what you think)." Meaning, of ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011
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    July 14, 2010

    Easement on Down the Road: Court Rules For City in Case Involving Many Bold-Faced Names

    Windle Turley​Been trying to get more info from the city concerning what, exactly, this just-handed-down ruling from the Fifth District Court of Appeals of Texas means. But, in short, it appears that a lengthy legal battle concerning a small slice o' street off Inwood Road and Walnut Hill Lane has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Dallas After Dark: Tomorrow Night, It's Lights Out, Yet Again, For Earth Hour

    Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth Hour​Speaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009

    Union Puts the Squeeze on Tax Breaks

    The only thing worse than giving developers subsidies is a union’s threat to stop the giveaways

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Hunting for Facts: State Department Looking Into Ray Hunt's Oil Deal

    Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt The New York Times today reveals that earlier this week, Harold W. Geisel, Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State, sent several lawmakers a missive in which Geisel revealed his office is investigating just how Dallas's Ray Hunt and Hunt Oil Company scored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Ray Hunt's Oil Deal Was Good, Even Though It Was Bad? Shocking.

    Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt The Dallas Morning News' A1 story concerning a Congressional committee's investigation into the Hunt Oil Company's controversial deal with the regional Kurdistan government is a fine summary of yesterday's revelations. But The New York Times had Jim Landers outnumbered five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    A "Dallas Center for Architecture"? Nope, Not an Oxymoron, Swear.

    The Dallas Center for Architecture -- no, really The Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the name of the architect chosen to design the interior of the Dallas Center for Architecture, scheduled to bow in September at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway -- overlooking the th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Ray Hunt: Elevating Tensions Since 1974

    Ray Hunt, who's only following in his friend George's footsteps One week after George W. Bush said he didn't know nothin' 'bout no deal 'tween his buddy Ray Hunt and the Kurdistan Regional Government, which allows Hunt Oil Company to drill for oil over the Iraq, a Bush Administration official's tell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Hunt-ing Season

    Ray Hunt and the missus, who kinda know George and Laura Bush just a little, dig? Yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Kucinich demanded to know precisely how Dallas-based Hunt Oil Company got that deal to drill for oil in Iraq, which it signed a couple of weeks ago wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007
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    March 23, 2007

    Catfight! Or At Least, That's How Jim Imagines the Battle Over the Trinity Toll Road

    I just got back from the big annual luncheon put on by Trinity Commons Foundation, the private lobby group pushing for the toll road along the river, where the featured speaker was our mayor, Laura Miller.! She's upset. Miller devoted her whole speech to a finger-wagging attack on city cou ... More >>

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    W. and Us

    Dallas, home to the George W. Bush think tank. Let's think about that.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    House of Saud and Fog

    Dallas oilman Jim Oberwetter, U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been keeping a low profile; a Lexis-Nexis search of U.S. newspapers and wire services for the last 90 days shows little mention of him. "That's probably a good thing," says Rachel Bronson, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Rela ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006


    City council could cost us $20 million by tanking the Merc deal

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Sugar Ray

    Why council members love Mr. Hunt so much

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Spike Dance

    The Hunt Oil people were shakin' their booties at City Hall last week

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    The Big Stick

    Ray Hunt gets one end of it; guess which end is reserved for the rest of us

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    BBQ Sauce for the Soul

    When he's not catering for the president, barbecue maven Eddie Deen caters to the spirits of the indigent

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Whipping boy

    John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Peep-hole power

    It's a scary world out there, but someone's gotta keep it under control. Jim Schutze uncovers the secret agony of the Dallas Citizens Council.

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    The Race Not Run

    Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.

  • News

    September 12, 1996


    The great mystery of Perot's 1992 presidential bid was his sudden decision to quit the race. Biographer Gerald Posner found that Perot was a victim of a shadowy soldier of fortune-- and his own delusions.

  • News

    October 19, 1995
  • 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.

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    The racer's edge

    Hunt alliance gives weaker track developer big edge

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception