Latest Holdenville, Oklahoma Stories

2009-07-30 14:55:04

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens has returned a concrete slab bearing his childhood signature to the Oklahoma driveway from which it was taken. Pickens had a crew remove the slab from the Holdenville home, which once belonged to his grandmother, in early July and the current owner of the property immediately demanded its return, The Oklahoman reported Thursday. The slab is back where it began, but Mayor Jack Barrett, who contends the slab is a piece of Holdenville history and was placed in a...

2009-07-23 14:55:00

Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens said he took a slab of driveway concrete bearing his signature from an Oklahoma home for sentimental reasons. Pickens, 81, admitted taking the concrete June 18 from a Holdenville home that once belonged to his grandmother after the homeowner, David McCart, reported the slab had been taken from his driveway, The Oklahoman reported Thursday. I was sad, and felt a desire to protect what cherished memories I could, most notably the cement that I etched my name...

2009-07-14 13:55:12

An Oklahoma man who owns a house bearing the signature of T. Boone Pickens on its driveway said a crew working for the oil tycoon removed the concrete slab. David McCart, who owns and maintains the unoccupied house in Holdenville, said he stopped by June 22 to mow the lawn and discovered a chunk of concrete bearing Pickens' signature had been cut out of the driveway and removed, The Oklahoman reported Tuesday. I was in shock and started talking to my neighbors. I couldn't imagine who would...

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