Tom Hicks Will Drink Your Water. Drink It Up!
Says Dallas Water Utilities director Jody Puckett of Hicks's water use, well, the city just assumes he's being smart about it: "He seems to be a pretty good businessman, so I figured he'd make those choices on his own." Says Hicks in a statement, yeah, that is a lot of H2O, but "as a family, we are always concerned about conservation, and we constantly examine ways to preserve water, our state's most precious resource."
Bonus: Speaking of Hicks, his Hicks Acquisition Co. noted this week in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that if it doesn't hold a stockholders meeting by August 11, the New York Stock Exchange will delist the company. Why? "Because the Company did not hold an annual stockholders meeting during the year ended December 31, 2008." The company also needs to close a deal, right pronto.