Harry Hurt III

Harry Hurt III is an award-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times columnist. He is the author of seven nonfiction
books, including the best-selling Texas Rich, the saga of the H.L. Hunt family oil and silver dynasty. He has contributed articles on crime, business, and other topics to Esquire, Fortune, Newsweek, Texas Monthly, Self, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated and appeared in television, video, and webcasts on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, Yahoo News, nytimes.com, and elsewhere.

Stories

The Store That Made Jonesville Famous

And other great country stores of Texas.

The Ground’s the Limit

How a band of thrill-seekers called BASE made jumping off Texas’ tallest building the ultimate urban adventure.

The Ground’s the Limit

How a band of thrill-seekers called BASE made jumping off Texas’ tallest building the ultimate urban adventure.

I Have a Scheme

Andrew Jefferson was on his way up in the judicial system. Larry Cager was a rising star in the Houston Area Urban League. Together they were giving the city’s black population the leadership it had always needed. And then along came trouble.

I Have a Scheme

Andrew Jefferson was on his way up in the judicial system. Larry Cager was a rising star in the Houston Area Urban League. Together they were giving the city’s black population the leadership it had always needed. And then along came trouble.

The Cancer Belt

In the southeast corner of Texas, more people get cancer than anywhere else in the state. Why?

The Cancer Belt

In the southeast corner of Texas, more people get cancer than anywhere else in the state. Why?

Welcome, Mr. Kennedy, To Dallas

Dallas was in an ugly mood in November 1973, and non
one had done more to create that mood than H.L. Hunt.

New Oil: The Giddings Gamble

Oil patch old-timers said to stay away from the Austin chalk. But a few feisty newcomers refused to listen and cashed in for millions.

New Oil: The Giddings Gamble

Oil patch old-timers said to stay away from the Austin chalk. But a few feisty newcomers refused to listen and cashed in for millions.

Oil Boom ‘81

The glory days of the oil industry aren’t over;
they’ve only just begun.

How to Become a Billionaire

H. L. Hunt not only left his sons with a few hundred million dollars each to carry them through life but he also taught them the Five Commandments that had made him rich.

The Last of the Great Ladies

Oveta Culp Hobby has gone from a country town to a position of power and wealth. What she hasn’t done will also be her legacy.

The Last of the Great Ladies

Oveta Culp Hobby has gone from a country town to a position of power and wealth. What she hasn’t done will also be her legacy.

Brave New Vacancies

Give us your tired and freezing Yankees, tour studious Arabs, tour ambitious young hustlers just blown into town, and we will rent them one bedroom and a bath for $215.

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