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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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Journalists to speak about Kennedy's fateful trip

Pres. Kennedy visiting Fort Worth in 1963. Photo courtesy of UT Arlington.

Fort Worth Remembers JFK, a program planned for September at Texas Christian University, will bring together a group of area journalists who covered President Kennedy’s trip to Fort Worth and Dallas, hosted by Bob Schieffer, who was also involved in the assassination coverage.


Panelists include Hugh Aynesworth, author, journalist and historian, whose book November 22, 1963: WITNESS To History, will be published in September; Mike Cochran, former Fort Worth AP correspondent and writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Fort Worth Business Press; Gary DeLaune, former KLIF radio anchor; and Bob Huffaker, former KRLD radio announcer. Bill Paxton, former Fort Worth resident, actor and film director, who attended Kennedy’s Fort Worth speech as an 8-year-old, will also be on the panel.


Sponsored The TCU Schieffer School of Journalism and the Star-Telegram have partnered to present the program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Ed Landreth Auditorium on the TCU campus.
Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved in advance. Tickets can be reserved at www.schiefferschool.tcu.edu beginning Aug. 17.
 

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