Telling the Story of the “Bad Boy” of the ’90s Oil and Gas Industry in Texas

“Oscar was fun to write about because he was so sure of himself, a larger-than-life character,” Jan Jarboe Russell said of reporting on Houston oil and gas tycoon Oscar Wyatt Jr. She covered his business and political maneuverings in the months leading up to the Gulf War in Iraq, and his post-invasion disdain for the war. “He had definite opinions and was unafraid to state them, popular or unpopular,” Russell remembered of her conversations with him thirty years ago.A man would have to be sure of himself to stand up in front of a largely pro-war crowd, as he did in Corpus Christi six days after the invasion, and tell them it was a mistake. But he went much further. “I have five sons, and…

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