In his plainspoken, hilariously vivid vernacular, the Texas oilman constantly spun tales about good times and bad.
The Dallas oilman and corporate raider's long, complicated history as an aw-shucks billionaire.
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The couple is splitting after seven years of marriage.
Our April “Home Plates” package included “Last Meals” from Jim Lehrer (“no dessert or coffee” – with good reason), Willie Nelson, Jason Moran (who takes up for mac-and-cheese as a vegetable), Charles Butt, Karen Hughes and Governor Rick Perry (bing-cherry congealed salad with cream cheese and pecan topping –
This is an amazing story. In short: Boone gave $165 million to Oklahoma State, his alma mater, for an upgrade of its athletic facilities. The gift came with strings attached, that Boone would stipulate how it was to be managed. OSU regents wanted to put the money in the bank;