Saturday, January 31, 2009

George W. Bush Becomes Tom Hicks' Neighbor

It may be a mere coincidence, but former President George W. Bush has moved into a sprawling, oak-shaded, brick-veneer mansion in the same Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex neighborhood as multi-millionaire Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks.

Bush, of course, formerly was principal owner of the team before he became governor of Texas, and went on to the White House.

Bush's stately 50-year old dwelling -- reportedly with a greatroom fireplace as big as a travel trailer -- is located in the Preston Hollow plat and has been said by some to be valued at several million dollars or more. It is also is near the home of speculator/developer/investor T. Boone Pickens.

The former president continues to maintain his ranch near the central Texas hamlet of Crawfordsville. Though the former chief executive is described as being not much of a television fan -- devoting much of his spare time to reading some 80 books a year -- his favorite program is ESPN's "Baseball Tonight."