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T. Boone Pickens

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Why Texas Should Reopen Its Horse Slaughterhouses

    It's been five years since the nation's last horse slaughterhouse was shut down. The Cavel horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Illinois, closed after Congress banned USDA inspections of horse meat -- effectively ceasing operations at the few abattoirs in the United States that dealt in horses. If the me ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    TCU to the Big 12: What's Changed Since the Southwest Conference Went Kaput

    ​Earlier this week, Texas Christian University officially accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, which sort of models the old Southwest Conference, a division that the Horned Frogs competed in from 1923 to 1996. We gotta tell you, horny toads, compared to '96, the league is goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Texas A&M Aggies: Care To Make The Rest Of The Season Interesting?

    Headed for a life of disappointment​I had other things I wanted to get to today, other anecdotes and information I wanted to share with all of you. Really, I did. But this one is time sensitive.If I wait even 48 more hours, the impact is lost because by then Notre Dame will have beaten Boston Co ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Game Time: College Football -- Celebrating 90210 and the Big 12

    A&M: The Dylan McKay of the Big 12​I hate making tough decisions. Today was one of those days. I mean, you have the start of the college football season, which in my house and on my show is like Christmas morning wrapped up in a 21st birthday party.And yet, it is also September 2, 2010 -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    T. Boone Pickens Uses The Oil Spill To Advance His Agenda

    Never let a catastrophe go to waste​T. Boone Pickens and the Pickens Plan.Ring any bells?The billionaire oilman who briefly dominated the media-scape more than a year ago with his TV commercials has been quietly working to get America off of foreign oil and hooked on natural gas. And now he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Game Time: Texas A&M Trying To Break Off From Longhorn Entourage?

    What you fail to understand, Turtle....​What started as a history lesson, in this space at least, on Monday is on the verge of becoming an historical shift in the world of collegiate sports. The college football gods dropped this mayhem in our laps, so let's keep talking about it. (For the recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    License Plate Auction: The Bidding For World's Dumbest Texan Will Open Soon

    Vanity plates, thy name is Texas​Ever since the state privatized its vanity license plate business a while back, the company that's taken it over has gotten more and more creative.They greatly expanded the variety of plates you could grossly overpay for, and offered a groovy online app where you c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    T. Boone Pickens Names A New Holiday

    To celebrate the one year anniversary since launching the Pickens Plan, ol' T. Boone himself has declared today, July, 8, "Energy Independence Day." It nice to know that all it takes is befriending a few powerful congressmen and about $100 million to name your own national "independence" day honor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    So T. Boone Pickens' Crusade Is A PR Campaign After All

    For all you T. Boone Pickens haters out there who have wondered whether the oilman turned Neo-Greenie is really trying to save the country from foreign oil or is simply running a huge media campaign to serve his financial interests, there is this: the creative minds behind the Pickens Plan recently ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    R.I.P. Texas, Says Best-Selling Author (A Non-Texan)

    Texas, your day is done.That's according to Bryan Burrough, the Vanity Fair contributor and author of The Big Rich, a best-selling look at the oilmen who ruled the state and beyond for much of the 20th century.Burrough writes in an op-ed column in the Washington Post that, with the farewell of Georg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    The Most Unlikely Bernie Madoff Savior

    Hair Balls' faith in humanity was temporarily restored this week when we saw a press release headlined "Texas Millionaire Offers Support to Charity Victims of Bernard Madoff." As you know, a lot of good non-profits, like the Innocence Project of Texas, which has helped free a bunch of wrongly convic ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Veggie Tales

    An alternative to gasoline-based fuel gains traction in Houston

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Oprah Does Amarillo

    It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.

  • News

    November 28, 1996
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    November 7, 1996

    Don't cry for me, Amarillo

    How once-fearsome corporate raider T. Boone Pickens was beaten at his own game -- by a one-time protege

  • News

    June 23, 1994

    The Case Against Kay

    Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.

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