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Reversal of Fortune

Sep 30, 1995 By Helen Thorpe

Boone Pickens and his protege, David Batchelder, built Mesa Petroleum into an energy giant. Now Pickens’ empire is crumbling and his former aide is leading the charge against him.

Texas Twenty

Aug 31, 1995 By Texas Monthly

In the past twelve months they worked hard, overcame obstacles, bucked conventional wisdom, touched our lives, and—above all—demonstrated the conviction, character, and individuality that defines our state today. Presenting our second annual list of the year’s most interesting and influential Texans.

Santa Fête

Jul 31, 1995 By Gary Cartwright

When rich Texas hostesses want to put on the biggest charity bash of the summer, where do they go? New Mexico of course.

A Fan’s Notes

Apr 1, 1995 By Helen Thompson

For sixty years, Austinite Raymond Daum befriended Hollywood’s biggest stars. Now he’s selling off his memories.