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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Glen Garden sale closes, distillery on tap

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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Richard Connor

Richard Connor: Yes, Virginia (and Meredith) there is a Santa Claus

Our daughter Meredith is 14 years old, a competitive snow boarder, and no longer listens for the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells on Christmas Eve. But in 2006, as a 6-year-old kindergartner enchanted by the movie The Polar Express, she was a joyous believer in all the wonders of Christmas, including the jolly bearded soul who slid down the chimney with a bagful of gifts.

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Connor: First lesson of politics – dance with the one that brung ya

It’s easy to imagine that Wendy Davis and her staff believed her press clippings. But it was all an illusion. She was popular in Hollywood and Manhattan but less so in Hubbard and Mexia

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Richard Connor: Remembering Holt Hickman

This is a column about how I started out slowly but over time realized how smart Holt Hickman was.

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Connor: Difficult issues abound in furor engulfing NFL

There’s a blurring of lines in all the debate these days regarding the National Football League, its public image and the domestic violence cases that have wreaked havoc on the league. The issues are multiple, complex, and not necessarily related.

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Newspaper gives readers a bum steer on mascot Rusty

I hate to horn in on a good story, a nicely spun yarn, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a long way from the truth when writing the history of “Rusty,” the newspaper’s longhorn steer mascot.

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Abramson firing a case study in gender bias

More than once in my career, I have offered a woman a job and she has accepted, only to nervously add: “It may change your mind, but there is something you should know.”

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Rich man, poor man – can anything close the gap?

The cab driver phoned to tell me the number of his cab. He was a block away from my pick-up spot.

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Rick Perry: Power fades but still leading the cheers

By almost any standard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a lame duck. He’s not running for re-election, so he’s little more than an afterthought in state politics.

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Sebelius running for Senate seat? Not!

Trying to understand Washington and the otherworldly folks who inhabit it is folly. You’ll have a better chance trying to unravel Gary Busey’s brain.

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Dan Jenkins – great character, great writer, great book

Dan Jenkins, Fort Worth’s most famous author and one of America’s greatest sportswriters ever, has a screw loose.

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