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South Texas wildcatter leads uncertain life

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BATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — Harvey Howell trails carefully behind David Holdsworth, who details the ways his vast ranch can stick the unsuspecting. Holdsworth lists a number of cactuses and twisting brush. A tall wooden stake stands in the tangle, looking out of place but marking a potential oil well. "We're going to get something this next time, aren't we?" Holdsworth asks, touching the stake as...

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