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

Larry Hagman’s Curtain Call

As the man known to the world as Dallas's J. R. Ewing fends off throat cancer, he gears up to reprise the role that turned him into an icon and looks back on one of the most extraordinary—and eccentric—lives in show business.

My Front Nine

I grew up playing alongside some of the best Texas golfers of my generation. Then I started to lose my grip.

The Rites of Swing

It doesn’t matter that his most famous pupil was shark- bitten at the Masters. Butch Harmon is still Texas’ hottest golf pro since Harvey Penick.

A Trust Corrupted, A City Betrayed, Part Two

The continuing saga of the Hermann estate scandal was a shocking lesson in how Houston’s most respected philanthropists, civic leaders, and biggest deal makers had abused their power.

A Trust Corrupted, A City Betrayed, Part One

The Hermann estate scandal exposed Houston’s most powerful deal makers, most respected philanthropists, and leading lawyers to the harsh glare of publicity. It was a shocking lesson in the abuses of power.

Towers of Power

So. Ralph Sampson listens to Grover Washington and Akeem Olajuwon craves Chinese food. Now you know.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Kung’s underground hideaway; Dallas’ Cadillac wars; the Panhandle’s art terrorists; Houston’s poet-laureate; Austin’s airport quandary.

Feasting on the Oil Glut

So you think that OPEC controls the price oil and that the glut is hurting everybody in the oil business? Wrong. Traders on the international spot market are pulling the strings and getting rich in the process.

Birth of a New Frontier

Hundreds of new computer companies have made Texas the likely successor to California’s Silicon Valley, and it all started with two firms in Dallas.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Great expectations for oilmen; sartorial bargains for Brownsville; a medical controversy for Alpine; vexing questions for hunters; the ultimate who’s who for chickens.

All the Better to See You With, My Dear

Are eye surgeons miraculously changing the lives of folks with glasses as thick as Coke-bottle bottoms, or are they just making themselves rich?

George Bush, Plucky Lad

Can a man be right and be president? The vice president, who still believes in all the old-fashioned boys’-novel virtues, thinks so.

George Bush, Plucky Lad

Can a man be right and be president? The vice president, who still believes in all the old-fashioned boys’-novel virtues, thinks so.

For Names’ Sake

Life is tough all over, but especially for Juniors.

Hell on Wheels

In which John Howard, our toughest athlete, goes after a world bicycle record and hopes America will care.

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