TYCOONS: The New Athenians

(See Cover) Like much of East Texas. Henderson County is a rolling expanse of pastureland, woods and worked-out cotton fields. Its county seat and cultural capital is a sleepy town with the splendid name of Athens (pop. 5,300). Henderson County and Athens have a distinction that makes them notable even in Texas. They have spawned about 50 of Texas' millionaires and multimillionaires.The biggest of these big rich are a select few known throughout Texas as"the new Athenians."

Sid Richardson, the richest of the new Athenians because of his ocean of oil...

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