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.


Under the Rug

Some embarrassing (and perhaps illegal) aspects of Dolph Briscoe’s campaign.

The Hottest Place in the Whole U.S.A.

How the Texas heat can sap your energy, dull your intelligence, send you to an early grave, and make you sweat.

You Be the Judge

The battles in John Connally’s trial were fought before the jury, but the war may have been won offstage.

That’s Me On That Horse, Terrified.

A tale of chukkers, stable snakes, Andy Warhol, and the booming sport of polo.

Muscling In On Texas Beer

How Coors is setting out to conquer Texas.

The Most Powerful Texans

You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

The World’s Most Despicable Bug

The cockroach. What else?

The Boomsday Book

Why Houston should read it and weep.

Buying Power

The new campaign financing law takes all the fun out of fund raising.

Howard Hughes Lives!

In pursuit of the elusive billionaire’­s final mystery: who’­ll get his money?

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

Spring cleaning in the house that Zale built.

The Cactus Curtain

The word going across the border is: Uncle Sam doesn’t want you.

Have Conscience, Will Travel

Leon Jaworski is cleaning up again.

Houston is Better Than Dallas

It is boorish, cluttered, aggravating, rich, beautiful, explosive, titillating, cosmopolitan, endearing, and has a full head of steam.

Daddy’s Money

The feuding over H. L. Hunt’s vast fortune is a family affair, and what a family!