Former — and Now Indicted — New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Is Living in Frisco

This bizarre story comes from our friends at the Times-Picayune, one of the greatest newspapers in the country. Seems that Ray Nagin, the former New Orleans mayor who was recently indicted on 21 counts of public corruption, has set up shop in Frisco, in a neighborhood where “the houses all match, as do the plants and small trees in the tiny yards – recalling the ersatz town in the movie ‘The Truman Show,’ without the bright colors.”

Intrepid reporter Gordon Russell:

It would be hard to think of a place in America more unlike New Orleans than this one — by some accounts the nation’s fastest-growing city, a place where cranes and bulldozers are converting ranch land into ranch homes at a dizzying pace, and where the dining options boil down to a choice among Applebee’s, Chili’s or the Olive Garden. But this is where Ray Nagin has chosen to settle down: in a quiet subdivision of 300 modest townhomes called Bella Casa, with streets named after Italian cities, backing up to the Dallas Parkway.

It’s the sort of neighborhood one can easily disappear into, and Nagin has done just that. In interviews earlier this month, many neighbors of the former New Orleans mayor — a fixture on national television after the flooding of his city a few years ago — were surprised to learn of their famous interloper’s identity.

Truly screwy, and worth your time.


  • rodhays

    Hey, there’s also a Dodie’s in Frisco, where the Mayor can get his crawfish etouffee on.

  • dkv

    Surprised he isn’t in Southlake with his bud Khame Kilpatrick.

  • Daniel

    Scratch the placid surface of the Dallas suburbs, and you’ll find disgraced public officials and illicit dildo parties. Not so different from New Orleans, after all.

    • Tim Rogers

      I would like to know what the difference is between an illicit and a licit dildo party. I don’t want to run afoul of the law.

  • Paul

    He moved here immediately after Katrina, while still mayor of the crescent city, so no surprise.

  • DGirl

    Is he trying to make Plano a chocolate city? I think he needs to live out his days in a chocolate prison.