Butt family, owners of H-E-B, named one of the richest families in US by Forbes
SAN ANTONIO – The Butt family, proud owners of Texas’ beloved grocery chain H-E-B, are one of the richest families in the U.S., according to Forbes. Coming in at an estimated net worth of $17.8 billion, the Butt family fortune puts them in 15th place for wealthiest families. At the top of Forbes’ richest families list is the Walton family with a $247 billion fortune thanks to their ownership of Walmart. In June 2016, Forbes estimated the H-E-B family fortune to be closer to $11 billion. H-E-B was founded in 1905 in Kerrville by Florence Butt who opened her petite grocery store with just $60, Forbes reported.
H-E-B owner Charles Butt writes court in support of sending mail ballot applications to registered voters
SAN ANTONIO In a rare move for Charles Butt, the San Antonio-based grocery chain owner wrote to the Texas Supreme Court in support of Harris Countys plan to send vote-by-mail applications to all its voters. Harris County is in the middle of legal challenges over its plan to send applications for mail-in ballots to registered voters 65 and older. Voters who receive the applications would still need to verify their information and send them in to election administrators to receive the actual ballot. On Wednesday, the Texas Supreme Court paused Harris Countys plans while lower courts decide on the case. In his letter, Butt commends the plan, which was led by Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, arguing that the plan is permissible under election code.