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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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Arlington's Wilemon named RTC chair

 

A. Lee Graham
Reporter

lgraham@bizpress.net

Arlington Mayor Pro Tem Kathryn Wilemon has been named chairwoman of the Regional Transportation Council.
In her newly announced position, Wilemon will lead the North Central Texas Council of Governments' transportation policymaking body for the next year.
She succeeds Denton Mayor Pro Tem Pete Kamp. Wilemon served as vice chairwoman during the past year and as secretary the previous year.
Named the council's new vice chairman is Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell, who has served as secretary in 2012-13. Meanwhile, Parker County Judge Mark Riley has been elected secretary.
The council oversees transportation planning for the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions. It guides the development of roadway, rail and bicycle-pedestrian transportation plans and programs; allocates transportation funds; and recommends projects to the Texas Transportation Commission for other programs.
Wilemon has been a member of the council since 2003, with Cantrell serving on the council since 2007 and Riley appointed in 2009. The new officers will serve until June 2014.
The North Central Council of Governments assists local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. It serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, centered on Fort Worth and Dallas. Among its 240 member governments are 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts, and 30 special districts.
 

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