Tom Hicks

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    March 16, 2012

    Forgive Ed Wade? Why?

    As the regular season start of Season One of the Jim Crane Era approaches, one can't help but finally get some sense of optimism when it comes to the Astros. A sense arising primarily from the feeling that the adults are back in control of the franchise, something that couldn't be said since the day ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Teach Your Children Well: Graham Nash Turns 70

    There are artists who exist, it seems, only to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Some of them are sidemen. Others are loyal musicians. But, it is rare to find a gifted songwriter and singer who willingly plays team ball when it comes to rock and roll bands and still manages to carve out ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    So You Want to Own a Baseball Team? Baseball Financing 101

    ​There are a lot of stories coming out about how the Astros are going to face a long climb to respectability. About how all of the team's problems can't be solved by spending money. About how we're just going to have to be patient while Jim Crane's baseball people rebuild the mess left behin ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Mark Cuban: With Nolan Ryan Out, It's Now Up To You To Save The Astros

    Mark Cuban: Houston needs you, desperately​My dream for the Houston Astros was destroyed very, very early on Thursday morning when Nolan Ryan and his business partner, Chuck Greenberg, won the bankruptcy bidding for the Texas Rangers. I've written before that I was hoping Ryan's bid would lose, an ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Please, Let Mark Cuban Buy The Rangers, For The Astros' Sake

    Help us, Obi-Wan KenNolan, you're our only hope​Don't despair, Houston Astros fans. I know you're tired of bad baseball. I know you're a tired of good ol' boy Drayton and his bumbling sidekick Ed. I know you're tired of laggards like Carlos Lee and contracts wasted on the likes of Pedro Feliz. I k ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Game Time: George Steinbrenner's Death Raises Anxiety of Billionaires

    You may be rich, but your heirs may be dangerous come December​If you're one of those people that has tried a thousand different ways to take off weight, somewhere along the way you've probably tried Bill Phillips "Body For Life" program. It's a pretty popular one because (a) it works and (b) it ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Nolan Ryan: Abandon The Rangers And Run The Astros, Please

    We'll take sloppy seconds if that Rangers deal falls through​The news is that Drayton McLane is still attempting to sell the Houston Astros. After the laughingstock that he turned this franchise into, I can't say that I blame him for wanting to dump the club on anybody who will meet his financial ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Are The Astros Worth What Drayton Is Asking?

    Photo by verndogs​So Drayton McLane has made it known that he's really, really willing to sell the Houston Astros. And as his price, he's asking for $650 million.I'm sure the potential buyers are putting every aspect of Drayton's baseball empire under the microscope, but I thought I would pr ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    The Texas Rangers, A Klein High Kid And Richard Justice

    ​Richard Justice is a columnist, not a reporter. And as part of his job, he's supposed to give his opinions, no matter how wrong I think they usually are. But that said, when he's writing an opinion piece trashing Klein High School's Matthew Purke for turning down a $4-million-a-year contract ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Please Come Home, Nolan Ryan: All Is Forgiven, For God's Sake

    There's not much discussion of the Texas Rangers down in these parts -- except for when they're beating the asses of the Houston Astros, which they seem to do quite often. So Tom Hicks announcing now that he's willing to sell a majority interest in the franchise normally wouldn't generate much inter ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Hard Economic Times Coming To Sports Franchises

    The NHL doesn't have a team in Houston, so I'm pretty confident that most of you don't follow the league, and don't have any idea about some of the severe financial problems facing many of the southern teams.  The NHL has intervened in Phoenix in an attempt to find new ownership for the club.&n ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007

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    April 6, 2007
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    April 5, 2007

    Swift Meatpacking Plant and Illegal Immigrants

    Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants

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    May 18, 2006
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    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

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    March 23, 1995

    Winners and Losers

    Lottery operator Gtech was especially kind to the political friends of Texas Comptroller John Sharp. But when supervision of the company was moved from Sharp's office, the party was over.