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red mccombs obituaryMy first thought when I heard that San Antonio mogul Red McCombs had died, at 95, was of his house, one that I think he hadn’t lived in now for many years. But when I was a teenager, that house loomed large, not just in my imagination but in the imaginations of many San Antonians who were beginning to grow restless with the ersatz modesty of the city, run as it was by old-money types who disdained flashiness and couldn’t be bothered to care much about people who weren’t like them.So, the house: it started going up on the corner of Devine Road and Olmos Drive, which, if you know San Antonio, is about as flouncy an address as you could have back in 1965…

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