He was a world-renowned piano prodigy whose romanticism and technical virtuosity inspired thousands and famously helped thaw the Cold War. But as a visit to his hometown of Kilgore made clear to me, Van Cliburn was also a Texan, a Southerner, a Baptist, a patriot, and a man who loved black-eyed peas as much as I do.
February 28, 2013 | by Prudence Mackintosh | RIP
Bud Adams, the 90-year-old founder of the Houston Oilers, died yesterday. Will he be remembered as the man who first brought professional football to Houston, or the man who moved it to Tennessee?