T. Boone Pickens

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91.

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Texas House Taking up Airport Pat Down Bill

Today the Texas House is scheduled to debate and vote on a bill that would ban intrusive pat down searches during security screenings at airports. The Senate has not voted on the bill yet. The pat down bill died during the regular legislative session but Governor Rick Perry added it to the call for this special session. A federal official has said if the bill passes it could cause some flights to be grounded.