Standing Tall in Texas

In Texas, there is a hall of fame for just about everyone. The Texas Rangers have theirs in Waco, the cowgirls one in Hereford, and sports stars are memorialized in Arlington. Now there is also the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

Businessmen in Texas have always had an outsize impact, whether they were cattle ranchers, oil wildcatters or the modern-day bankers and real estate financiers. Says Scott Bennett, executive director of the Texas hall: "Business is a state religion in Texas." The Hall of Fame is supposed to be its cathedral, but no permanent site has yet been selected.

Nonetheless, the organizers, a...

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