Before he sold his legendary wine cellar, Marvin Overton threw a Texas-zise party with a Longhorn named Bubba.
Whenever sports–souvenir companies look at Rangers ace Nolan Ryan, they see dollar signs.
At Conn Appliances, employees—and customers—are members of the family.
Thirty-five years ago, a Harlingen publisher turned in to Hispanic radio, only to become Texas’ least-known media mogul.
A Dallas insurance firm’s big gamble—backing holes in one at golf tournaments—was right on the money.
Williamson-Dickie of Fort Worth has a blue-collar gold mine in Dickies work clothes.
An Austin investigator clues accountants in on how to sniff out financial shenanigans.
The airline’s second trip to bankruptcy court has put its future up in the air.
On the Y.O. Ranch, cattle don’t pay the bills—tourists and exotic animals do.
Two Dallasites put their heads together and opened a creative outlet for inventors.
When Art Torres tried to sell a slice of his pizzerias, Pizza Hut boxed him in.
How does NBA superstar David Robinson handle his millions? He passes them to a real mom-and-pop operation—his parents.
A year ago, Michael Dell was Wall Street’s whipping boy. Now he’s its darling.
For a Houston court clerk, having millions in his bank account is not a dream-it’s his job.
Whenever pro sports franchises are up for sale, appraiser Steve Matt is likely to be a major player.
As LBJ’s heirs go their own way, the family dismantles its business empire.
With clean, well-lighted places-filled with bargains-Forth Worth-based Cash America is spiffing up the sullied image of pawnshops.
A tiny Houston delivery firm did-and now it has the broadest trucking rights ever granted in Texas.
Eastern states have hit the jackpot with lotteries. But will Lotto play in Texas?
In 1998 Neiman Marcus shelled out $119 million for Horchow Mail Order—only to have the cataloger lose $28 million within two years.
With a sweet leasing deal, Austin sister stations KASE and KVET pack a one-two punch on the FM dial.
When it’s time for that final fashion statement, a Fort Worth clothier has just the thing—complete with Velcro.
Now that Drayton McLane has sold his family company to Wal-Mart, he has no intention of retiring from the daily grind.
By running-and-gunning down opponents in the NCAA tournament, Tom Penders has jump-started UT basketball.
By taking a cue from smart money, even the small investor can get an angle on modest deals in post-bust Texas.