DALLAS NEWS - Apr 11 - Match Group chairman Gregory Blatt became an official Texan in 2009 thanks to his elderly dog, according to a recent ruling by a New York judge. Blatt moved to Texas from New York in 2009 when he became CEO of Match. New York tax authorities were not convinced of Blatt's new Dallas fandom since he kept his New York condo. They audited him in 2011 and determined that he owed $430,065 in personal income tax plus interest and penalties for 2009 and 2010. However, administrative law judge Donna M. Gardiner found that Blatt fully embraced Dallas as his new home - citing his decision to move his large elderly dog to Texas' hot climate, among other factors. Blatt moved back to New York in 2011 after he was promoted to become the CEO of Match's parent company, IAC.