Paul Crume, the Mark Twain of Texas

  • Paul Crume, the Mark Twain of Texas
    Paul Crume, the Mark Twain of Texas
“Big D,” a popular fixture on the front page of the Dallas Morning News for nearly a quarter of century, appeared in print for the last time on Nov. 13, 1975. One winter night in 1952, Paul Crume came home from work and announced to his wife Marion, “They’ve asked me to start writing a new column.” “They” were his bosses at the Dallas newspaper, where he had worked for the past 16 years. “What…

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