The City of Houston annexed the Intercontinental Airport area in 1965. This annexation, along with the 1965 annexations of the Bayport area, the Fondren Road area, and an area west of Sharpstown , resulted in a total gain of 51,251 acres (20,741 ha) of land for the city limits.
Bush left office in 2009, returning to Texas where he purchased a home in suburban Dallas . He is currently a public speaker, and has written a memoir , Decision Points . His presidential library was opened in 2013.
George H. W. Bush, as the 41st President (1989-1993), brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States "a kinder and gentler nation" in the face of a dramatically changing world.