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He is leaving FOX but he's not leaving Politics and the story seems to be that he's moving to North Texas. Glenn Beck has often joked about moving his family to Texas when his talk show on GBTV.com starts in September. Plus one of his best friends and frequent fill in host Pat Grey lived in Houston for quite a while with regular visits from Beck.
Beck's company spokesperson at Mercury Radio Arts isn't talking this week about the rumors, but some folks in Tarrant County seem convinced that Beck will move there, maybe into a leased mansion in a Westlake neighborhood which also has been home to the Jonas Brothers.
The home he has reportedly leased it the $3,900,000 home of Jorge & Vanessa Piedra (she is a Swarovski heiress; he is a major league ballplayer who's had some issues) at 2208 Vaquero Estates Boulevard in Westlake. The Piedra home has been on the market since August 2009, and originally listed for $5,400,000. The price was lowered to $3,900,000 and then put in the rental pool for $20,000 a month, which is actually more than the original lease offer of $15,000.
So this is what Glenn and his wife, Tania will be getting: 7,904 square feet, four car garage, almost two acres of land (1.7ish), a Hill Country styled house, La Cornue stove, master retreat with a relaxation room, study, steam shower, limestone, hardwoods, travertine, seven bedrooms, both sun and exercise rooms, a guest house with living, bedroom, bath, and of course a pool. And if he decides he likes it so much he wants to buy, seller financing is even available! Bonus!
Back to business: Beck fueled the guessing by telling Gov. Rick Perry he'll move to Texas and even said Monday...
"I could run for governor," Beck said.
This is his final week of a three-year career at Fox so everything is mobile. According to Beck, Mercury has 150 employees who can live and work anywhere also has said to Texas Governor RIck Perry:
"I'll move my company to Texas, but I need you to give me zero income tax -- do you see what I'm saying?"
Perry has already named Beck an honorary Texan, grinned then responded...
"I think we can work with you," he said.
Beck, as most of us know, was a radio jock in Houston and is well aware that Texas doesn't have an income tax.
This of course also adds fule to the fire for those who think Perry will be running for President.
Radio host-turned-state Sen. Dan Patrick and had this to say:
"Glenn could go anywhere in the country," Patrick said by phone from Austin, "but he's coming here because we are pro-business and because he loves the independent streak and conservative influence we have in Texas."
Patrick said Beck will be "proud to call Texas home and we'll be proud to have him here."
Guess we get to keep guessing for a few weeks!
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