Tom Hicks: An Ambition As Big As Texas

He's molding a media dynasty the hard way

After his Dallas Stars won the National Hockey League championship last month, buyout king Thomas O. Hicks donned a fine pair of custom cowboy boots featuring a shiny silver Stanley Cup embroidered on each shin. As sweet a victory as that might have been for Hicks, who also owns the Texas Rangers baseball club, you'd think it would pale next to the relief he felt on July 13.

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