Robert Bryce

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  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Rich Kinder didn't wear a tie. And he wasn't in a hurry. There was no reason to be. He was on top of the world. The analyst conference had gone perfectly. The main ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel had been filled with money managers, hedge fund ...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Water conferences are usually boring affairs. Filled with too many middle-aged men whose fashion sense favors the timeless pocket-protector-and-a-tweed-jacket look, the conferences attract few dynamic personalities and even fewer women. But the wa...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    Bill Hobby should be relaxing. He's 66. He's rich. Big Rich. He's spent his entire adult life working in politics and business, including an 18-year stint as lieutenant governor and 18 years as the president and executive editor of The Houston Pos...

  • 18 years ago

    You saw it here first: Governor George W. Bush will run for president in two years, and he's going to win. Here's another tip: This month's purchase of the Texas Rangers by Dallas media mogul Thomas Hicks -- a deal in which Bush will make up to $1...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    When Ann Richards first ran for governor in 1990, she told Texas voters that she had "always worked to protect our environment." But these days, as a high-profile corporate lobbyist, Richards has a decidedly different agenda: pushing a shopping ma...

  • 22 years ago | Longform

    Dying costs more than living -- that is, if you pay the going rate to the undertaker. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a casket and funeral last year was $4,207 -- not counting the grave, vault and marke...