NY Post: Preston Hollow Is a Town Outside Dallas

This New York Post story about where the Bushes will move come January 21 is rather interesting. It says:

In four months Mr. and Mrs. Bush move to a town outside Dallas called Preston Hollow, one of the wealthiest areas in the oil-rich state of Texas. Houses come with horse stables, lake views, mountain views, golf club views.

Really? REALLY?


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98 responses to “NY Post: Preston Hollow Is a Town Outside Dallas”

  1. amanda says:

    are these the same mountains featured in the first x-files movie?

  2. Brian says:

    lol to amanda!

  3. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    NOW you know why Nancy Nichols moved to adjacent Midway Hollow. She’s all over those horse stables, lake views, mountain views. All the while with a bottle of Cristol pressed to her ‘speak no evil’ lips.

  4. Bethany says:

    Maybe mountain views = skyscrapers in downtown Dallas. If so, I congratulate New York on their fabulous mountain views.

  5. PR says:

    I have some beach front property in Sunnyvale if anyone is interested.

  6. I can almost see the snow-capped peaks of Mount Bryan in Garland from my beach-front bungalow in West Plano.

  7. Daniel says:

    The kicker quote:

    So far this is – or was – top secret around Dallas.

    I’ll say!

  8. Nate says:

    Again, out-of-state newspapers are really doing their homework, fact-checking, etc. Bravo. I’m selling my Knox/Henderson condo to get a house in Preston Hollow, so I can have horse stables, lake and mountain views, etc. Who’d imagine a mountain range in the middle of north Dallas???? Wowee!

  9. Daniel says:

    Well, Nate, the mountain range is — or was — top secret.

  10. If you build it.... says:

    Maybe if he believes hard enough that there are horse stables, lake views, mountain views, etc …. they might just appear

  11. Daniel says:

    Right along with the WMDs.

  12. Brian says:

    is cindy adams actually alive?

  13. mediawonk says:

    Well played, Daniel.

  14. Davie Dave says:

    I know everything is bigger in Texas, but I still don’t consider our speed bumps to be “mountains”.

  15. Matt says:

    Thanks for the giggles, NY Post!

  16. Bethany says:

    That explains all the Ranger Rovers and Hummers, though. They gotta get through that terrain somehow.

  17. yeah, um. says:

    you see in the PH, they must have those programmable windows like in Back to the Future II.

    the “outside Dallas” part is fairly accurate. I grew up there and it might as well been Plano or Frisco. They are all starting to look the same…

  18. Brian says:

    Dallas is back! NYT gives the DSO a thumbs up and the Post screws up! its all about press.

  19. DGirl says:

    Mountains = Silicone enhancements?

  20. Daniel says:

    Whoever her “source” was, I adore the li’l imp.

  21. Puddin'Tane says:

    I think the “mountains” they are referring to are all the breast implants.

  22. Shoot, and here I thought we were going to be neighbors.

  23. Davie Dave says:

    aaaaaaaaahhh… THOSE mountains.

  24. LakeWWWooder says:

    Haven’t y’all heard of Chalk Hill, Flag Pole Hill, SMU Hilltop, Hillcrest Cemetery, Boy Scout Hill, T.P (a.k.a. Woodrow) Hill?

    I once skied Tenison Golf Course.

    I’m not sure if you could get a view of them from Preston Hollow, though..

  25. Ex-E, Ex-S says:

    I almost succumbed to altitude sickness coming over the Royal Pass from Garland this morning….. thank god they have put up avalanche shelters for the Blue Line

  26. Puddin'Tane says:

    Marty: It almost sounds like you are looking forward to The Shrubs taking up space in the hood.

    Really? REALLY?

  27. Pony Pride says:

    And which lake is she referring to? Bachman, White Rock, Lavon, Ray Hubbard, Tawakoni? Inquiring minds want to know.

  28. Puddin’Tane:

    Apparently, you haven’t been reading my columns. (There is much to recommend in them, although you won’t find many to recommend them.)

  29. Sarah says:

    Count me as another D Mag subscriber who does not read your column. Time to revert back to Mr. Funny Guy?

  30. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    Cindy Adams’ staff at the Post confirms that, at this point, ‘fact checking’ is confined to assuring editors that Ms. Adams is still alive; a ritual involving, (according to inside sources) ‘discreet’ breathing monitors placed beneath the epidermal flaps of her fat injected jowls. Making her (according to oft-quoted onlookers at La Cirque) resemble a made-in-China knock-off bobble head of “a generic Macy’s Day Parade balloon”. These alive-or-dead affirmations, Post historians say, pre-ate the days when I was a lifeguard with surfer hair swigging Cold Duck near what is now the gated enclave guarding Trey’s privatized beachfront Collins County estate.

  31. jrp says:

    anything west of the Hudson River is the hinterlands to newyawkers, i’m kinda surprised Ms. Adams even knows that Dallas is in Texas, and i’m serious

    before i moved down here, i tried to coerce my former employer to allow me to keep my job and work in a Dallas office the company keeps for another unit

    my boss at the time knew my wife had accepted a job in Dallas but still said: “we can’t allow you to work in that Dallas office, but we’d be willing to allow you to work out of the Houston office…maybe you guys can live in between Dallas and Houston and commute”

    i said “there like 250 miles apart”

    she replied “well, i’ve never been to Texas”

    my head nearly exploded, as i realized she’s the deputy managing editor of a major U.S. newswire with little or no comprehension of American geography

    sad how myopic some can be

  32. foodczar says:

    Cold Duck?? Sir, I hate to say it, but it sounds like you do go back a ways.

  33. Brian says:

    this is what happens when Dallas, the show, has been off the air for a generation… so sad for the country.

  34. Puddin'Tane says:


    I confess that I have not read your musings. Living my Real Life Fabulosity has put a wedge between Thee and Me. I must take the time to turn to the Back Page- especially if few recommend it and if The Fake Cortland has any influence on it. Prolly just my cup of tea.

  35. Candy Evans says:

    This so should have been posted on Dallas Dirt. Who cares about the Bushes, it’s Musharraf I’m worried about.

  36. Bill Marvel says:

    Journal, Tuesday, September 23,
    After our voyage across Lake Bachman, we were joined by the Sherpas who will guide us to the summits in Preston Hollow. We checked our gear and replenished our oxygen, then mounted the horses for the trek to the Midway Base Camp. Along the way we marveled at the lush golf courses and magnificent luxury inns where the upper class of this exotic country desport themselves…

  37. MIssing Dots says:

    At the same token, there are an alarming amount of Texans who think that New York State consists only of NYC. My college roommate was from Western NY and people would ask what it was like to live in the city. When he told them he lived about a 6 hour drive from NYC, they would respond how they didn’t realize the state was bigger than the city.

  38. Sophie says:

    No, Mountain View is here, in south Oak Cliff. Also known as Southern Illinois University.

  39. bleacherseats says:

    this is the same paper that brought us the headline: “Headless woman found in Topless Bar”

  40. JS says:

    I often leave my 3 iron outside my window so I can say I have a “golf club view.” With the large fire ant mound and my son’s blow-up wading pool, perhaps I also can claim a lake views and a mountain view.

  41. SRP 4 you says:

    Your quips might be funnier if the country wasn’t in the toilet. Bush belongs in a 5 by 5 foot cell for the rest on his life.
    The Neocon Elephant refuses to see the amount of our money this President has wasted. Now is that conservative?
    If you want to see an example of the Rove distraction, see some comments above.

  42. Dubious Brother says:

    Missing Dots – There are a lot of NYC residents that don’t realize the state or the country is bigger than the city.

  43. Bethany says:

    SRP – Do you paint your fingernails black, wear eyeliner, have a girl haircut, and wear a lot of black? I’m just marveling at your complete lack of sense of humor, and wondered if perhaps you were Emo, terminally depressed, or a combination of the two.

  44. mediawonk says:

    Bethany, there are just those types of people who can hijack any conversation and instantly divert the topic to their anti-Bush blather (or any other cause du jour).

  45. JS says:

    I confess — Karl Rove feeds me all my lines. I am sorry SRP 4 you to have distracted you from your fascination with the vast right-wing conspiracy.

  46. jrp says:

    and i meant they’re, as in they are, not there…surprised Bethany didn’t catch my latest gaffe

    and this wasn’t really a secret down here, right? i’m guessing Preston Hollow is the only place they even considered. i mean where else would a former POTUS live in Dallas? Oak Cliff? the M streets? one of theose not-so-fancy Trinity River lofts?

  47. Dave Thomas says:

    This is hysterical. I wonder if Cindy Adams has ever been out west.. you know.. to Newark.

  48. texanne85 says:

    Maybe Cindy’s a bike rider like I am. When riding back to Preston Hollow from downtown, it is up hill. And on a day that there’s a north wind it can feel like riding up a mountain. hahahahaha!

    Oh, and if I remember correctly, aren’t the grounds on which DFW Airport sits larger than the island of Manhatton??

  49. texanne85 says:

    Rats…misspelled Manhattan in the previous post.

  50. DM says:

    Perhaps they mean mountains of debt?

    No? Sorry, all the good jokes were taken about 20 posts ago…

  51. Bobby Ewing says:

    JRP: “with little or no comprehension of American geography”

    Or of the concept of mileage.

  52. SRP 4 you says:

    Hey Bethany
    Now are you chiding or bashing…or better yet just proving my point. You can dish it out but you can’t take it can you grammer girl. Two points. Now get back to that busy blog of yours. Can you say hip hip hipocrosy?
    You should all be on the phone with your representative asking them not to agree to a 700 billion buck bailout.
    Let me see, Cindy Adams makes a mistake about Preston Hollow, George Bush makes a mistake/lie on WMD’s.
    Distraction…can you dig it?

  53. Bethany says:

    Two points for what, exactly? Your criticism of our response to this thread was unwarranted, given that we were talking about the geographical handicaps of Cindy Adams, not whether or not Bush belongs in jail. Your interest in thread-jacking outweighed your ability to read and comprehend the subject matter.

    Your responses only made one person appear foolish – and it’s not me.

  54. IJS says:

    Um … wouldn’t that be grammar girl.

  55. J Montenegro says:

    Seriously, SRP, go back to Unfair Park.

    As for the many lakes, mountains, and stables of Preston Hollow, just wait for the next city bond election.

  56. amanda says:

    IJS, I think it’s “grammir”.

    Yes, folks just like all Frontburner content, someone has to throw down corrections.

  57. The Other Marty Cortland says:

    I have no influence on anyone, Puddin’.

    But I do have a nearly-finished house sitting on what seems an indefensible lot if the former President wants to walk to his Library daily.

  58. amanda says:

    would it be uncouth to propose that SRP, “bite us?”

    my darling SRP, you precious, bumptious thing… the fact that you presuppose our thirst for entertaining distraction somehow renders us ignorant of all the shenanigans going on in the world says far more about you than it does us.

    now, can we get back to the funny?

  59. jrp says:

    it would be grammar, IJS

    and i’d love to watch Bethany and the rest of the grammar police in a CW show titled Grammar Girl, shit, i already watch Gossip Girl anyways, as the wife looooooves that kind of melodrama

    and at nearly 30 sq miles DFW is larger than the Isle of Myopic Misanthropes, which is a little less than 23 sq miles

  60. the other amanda says:

    @ Amanda…exactly.

  61. Bethany says:

    For the record, I didn’t correct his spelling at all – or his atrocious grammar. In fact, I’ve been very good, and have not corrected anyone in a week. Granted, I’ve been out of town part of that time, but still …

  62. Jay says:

    We really need the “I like boobs” guy right about now to break this tension.

  63. Jay says:

    Ohhhh, somebody added B O O B S to the filter. No wonder Dave Little doesn’t post anymore.

  64. Beauford T. says:

    “Gimme the good ol’ days, when a pair of b-o-o-b-s were a couple ofumb guys”

  65. Beauford T. says:

    of dumb

  66. Vin says:

    Seeing all these **terisks in post after post is like reading this blog from a hot spot in Oz while Glenda provides a casual toe stroke under the table.

  67. Daniel says:

    This sentence is almost as funny as the Cindy Adams bit:

    You can dish it out but you can’t take it can you grammer girl.

  68. Bethany says:

    I’m waiting for the demand that I meet him at the bike racks when the bell rings.

  69. Daniel says:

    Oh, and I was hoping SRP would give me the go-ahead to laugh at reruns of Seinfeld, and also, if he/she would be so kind, The Three Stooges. Since the Bush years have been so disastrous, it would probably be presumptious of me — but I’m hoping SRP will grant me an indulgence.

  70. Daniel says:


    Wow you really are showing admirable restraint aren’t you grammer girl.

  71. A.B. says:

    Back on track…

    I think the NY Post mistook the landscape of Dallas, OR (“Dallas has immediate access to all Oregon has to offer: specifically the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean.”) for the lack thereof of Dallas, TX.


  72. publicnewsense says:

    I knew Star Trek’s Holodeck wssn’t purely fiction….

  73. Bobby Ewing says:

    Wait, we don’t filter SRP, but we screen for the word penis?

  74. SRP 4 you says:

    u guyz r so eazy to get your little panties twisted in a knot. if you look at this thread, you would not have a conversation if it weren’t 4 da supah fantastique srp…say it aint so miz bethANY.
    oh yeah. i’m hot. damn i crack my ho self up. btw btny..ima gal. iz u?

  75. Como se huh? says:

    Delta Bravo, this is Alpha Charlie … um … Whisky Tango Foxtrot?

  76. BigMouthMedia says:

    I’m not surprised. Once, in my journalism-practicing days, I got a call from the network mothership asking if I could grab some audio from El Paso. Uh, no.

  77. Bethany says:

    Actually, we were just fine, talking about the topic, pookie. And my apologies for not immediately recognizing your gender from your fairly obvious moniker.

  78. Brian says:

    best thread ever… en fuego!

  79. Brian says:

    btw, Nancy needs to chime in

  80. Bethany says:

    I agree, Daniel. An all-girl cover band that performs at lesbian bars.

  81. Random Pop Culture says:

    Still wouldn’t top “Tonight at the Pit … Everyone Gets Laid”

  82. LakeWWWooder says:

    I remember well, the well where I drew water
    The work we done was hard
    At night we’d sleep ’cause we was tired
    I never thought of ever leaving Preston Holler..

  83. bleacherseats says:

    When the going gets tough, the tough get groin injuries.

  84. jrp says:

    i’m sorry, what were we talking about? was distracted my Karl Rove again…something about WMDs?

  85. Jay says:

    I find SRP’s post easier to understand in Spanish…

    Guyz U R tan eazy para conseguir sus medias pequeñas torcidas en un nudo. si usted mira este hilo, usted no mantendría una conversación si no fue 4 srp de fantastique de supah de da…lo dice aint tan bethANY de miz. ¿Ah sí. tengo calor. maldigo agrieto mi ser de ho arriba. btny de btw.. iz U de galón de ima?

  86. Bethany says:

    According to the DMN, btw, Adams never called Allie Beth Allman about anything, and Allman said President and Mrs. Bush are no where near ready to pick a neighborhood.

  87. Deep in Texas says:

    Idiot. Preston Hollow is a part of Dallas and their aren’t any mountains in Texas.

  88. A.B. says:

    Deep, that’s really…deep.

  89. JS says:

    There aren’t any mountains in Texas. What the he-double hockey sticks (who knows what gets censored these days) am I going to do with all this ski equipment I just bought?

  90. Filis Shaffly says:

    @Bobby Ewing:

    No, they screen for vagina. Penis is fine. (We’ll see how long this post stays up.)

  91. Andrew says:

    I suppose my 3000 vertical feet hike up Guadalupe Peak was really just hill climbing.

  92. Nancy Nichols says:

    hol-low: a depressed or low part of a surface.

    Hmm, Preston or Midway, any old hollow should do.

  93. Harvey Lacey says:

    It’s obvious most of these folks are talking out their no-cattle-all-hat hats. Anyone who knows Preston Hollow at all knows it has one gash which without much imagination could be called a toll canyon.

    It has Hollow Way which currently houses at least three known varmints. Strait Lane not only isn’t but some of those that live there define straight as a guessing game.

    Inwood Road has a couple of what could be called valleys in Preston Hollow.

    But the real question has to be about Trout catching the ultimate candidate for his gated community. The security details could be federally funded.

  94. Puddin'Tane says:

    Harvey: “Hollow Way which currently houses at least three known varmints.”

    Do tell!!! I’m all-a-titter!!!

  95. BB says:

    Shrub’s oil friends in Dubai built a snow ski mountain resort in the desert, so the “Slopes of Preston Hollow” may be on the horizon.

  96. Check over at Dallas Dirt for my exclusive interview with Cindy: she was mighty surprised when I called her from Dallas — “Oh, you have telephones down there!” she exclaimed!