The Bushes have purchased a home in Dallas, Texas, where the First Family will move upon retiring from the White House. It was announced earlier this year that the Bush 43 library will be built at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The property abuts the property of Tom Hicks, current owner of the Texas Rangers, that bought the baseball franchise from an ownership group of which George W. Bush was a part.
First Lady Laura Bush announced the move officially at a National Park Foundation event at Williams Preparatory School in Dallas: "'I guess I can announce it in front of the press. President Bush and I will be moving back to Dallas, which is where we lived' before Mr. Bush was elected governor in 1994, she said. 'After 14 years away, we're excited about having this chance to live here again.'"
The future Bush 43 library will give Texas three presidential libraries including the Bush 41 library at Texas A&M in College Station and the LBJ library at the University of Texas in Austin. Mrs. Bush is a graduate of SMU.