Down in Austin -- Central East Austin, to be specific -- they're wrestling with how to keep giant McMansions from over-running a neighborhood filled with small lots and smaller houses, which doesn't sound familiar at all. Yesterday the Austin American-Statesman profiled a neighborhood group trying to further tighten existing regulations that would disallow enormous homes on parcels smaller than 5,750 square feet.
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Well, today comes word that chief among those against the aginners is none other than former Dallas Cowboys great Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson -- who, the paper reports, happens to own "six properties in the Central East Austin neighborhood planning area, including three undeveloped, 3,500-square-foot lots." He says, "I am a protector of the neighborhood, but this goes too far. … This goes way, way, way too far." (Speaking of: Super Bowl XIII?) Then he threatens a lawsuit, should the neighborhood group get its way. And he's got the money to do it too. --Robert Wilonsky