John Anderson

Stories

What a Way to Go

Before he sold his legendary wine cellar, Marvin Overton threw a Texas-zise party with a Longhorn named Bubba.

Plugged In

At Conn Appliances, employees—and customers—are members of the family.

Sales Pitcher

Whenever sports–souvenir companies look at Rangers ace Nolan Ryan, they see dollar signs.

King of Aces

A Dallas insurance firm’s big gamble—backing holes in one at golf tournaments—was right on the money.

Radio Days

Thirty-five years ago, a Harlingen publisher turned in to Hispanic radio, only to become Texas’ least-known media mogul.

Uniform Success

Williamson-Dickie of Fort Worth has a blue-collar gold mine in Dickies work clothes.

Fraud Buster

An Austin investigator clues accountants in on how to sniff out financial shenanigans.

Continental’s Drift

The airline’s second trip to bankruptcy court has put its future up in the air.

Ranching Out

On the Y.O. Ranch, cattle don’t pay the bills—tourists and exotic animals do.

Food Fight

When Art Torres tried to sell a slice of his pizzerias, Pizza Hut boxed him in.

Fathers of Invention

Two Dallasites put their heads together and opened a creative outlet for inventors.

Two-way Street

A year ago, Michael Dell was Wall Street’s whipping boy. Now he’s its darling.

Net Worth

How does NBA superstar David Robinson handle his millions? He passes them to a real mom-and-pop operation—his parents.

Means of Descent

As LBJ’s heirs go their own way, the family dismantles its business empire.

Making the Team

Whenever pro sports franchises are up for sale, appraiser Steve Matt is likely to be a major player.

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