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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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777 Main Street building sold as part of $1.1B deal

 

777 Main Street 

Cousins Properties Inc. said Monday that it reached a deal to buy a portfolio of 11 office buildings for $1.1 billion in cash, a move that expands the office and retail property owner's operations in Texas.
The deal includes 10 buildings with 4.4 million square feet of office space in Houston, as well as the 980,000 square-foot 777 Main St., a Class-A office tower in Fort Worth.


The properties are being sold by a joint venture run by Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC.
Cousins said it expects to fund the transaction through a combination of mortgage financing, the sale of non-core assets and stock sale proceeds.


“Greenway Plaza and 777 Main Street are an excellent fit with our portfolio as they are high-quality urban properties with embedded NOI growth and future development potential,” said Larry Gellerstedt, president and CEO of Cousins. “Not only do we expect this transaction to be transformative and accretive, it immediately expands our Texas platform and provides substantial geographic diversification at a significant discount to replacement cost.”
The real estate investment trust also started a public offering of 60 million shares of its common stock, intended to help fund the purchase. The underwriters are expected to be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 9 million shares.
The transaction is expected to close by mid-September.


JP Morgan Securities LLC served as the company’s exclusive financial advisor on the acquisition.
 

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