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Oil man and real estate developer George P. Mitchell in his office in November 1979. Mitchell died Friday, July 26, 2013. (Buster Dean/Houston Chronicle)

Guest Commentary: Mitchell didn’t change the world all by himself

Without question, Mitchell changed the world. But contrary to how some anti-government leaders in Washington think industry works, he didn’t change it alone. The federal government helped.
eagle ford

Is the Eagle Ford for real?

Thousands of workers and major oil companies are flooding into South Texas. But some are reluctant to invest in houses and other permanent infrastructure. A “When will it bust?” mentality hangs over the region.