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T. Boone Pickens admits taking Holdenville driveway concrete

SONYA COLBERG Modified: July 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm •  Published: July 22, 2009
An investigation is underway to determine ownership rights to the property.”

Holdenville Mayor Jack Barrett earlier said the city is investigating whether the concrete was on the city’s easement. If it was, he said, “I don’t believe we have any problem with it.”

McCart’s wife, Saundra, said the house was falling down when they bought it and they’ve put $50,000 in repairs in it. She said any disrepair is due to vandalism.

David McCart said they bought the property for its historical value 19 years ago. They made major repairs from foundation to roof over the next 12 years, he said. Once their parents’ health improves, they hope to refinish the home.

“Now Mr. Pickens has chosen to take a piece of history away from the town and historical value of the home,” McCart said. “If his ties are so strong to Holdenville why did he feel a need to transplant his roots to Texas when he moved his boyhood home from next door?”

For his birthday, Pickens’ wife bought his boyhood home next door to the McCart property and had it moved to their 68,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

Read T. Boone Pickens' statement