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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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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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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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TCU's new uniforms epitomize 'Fear the Frog'

Texas Christian University’s Horned Frog football team will look a little different when it takes the field against LSU in the season opener on Aug. 31.
According to TCU’s Athletics Dept., the new football uniform is inspired by the horned frog’s scaly body army.


From the release: “TCU's all-black uniform features purple highlights and bold white numbers that reflect the new spike design pattern. The uniform also features red accents that harken back to the horned frog's defense mechanism - a shot of blood from the eyes that repels encroaching foes.


“This visual reminder of the "bloodlines" and brotherhood of the team creates a head to toe aesthetic from cleat to helmet. The color scheme is mirrored in the Nike Pro Combat Hypercool baselayer, socks, Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Gloves, and Alpha Pro red chrome-plated cleats. The helmet pulls all of these elements together in TCU's traditional purple with a satin metallic metal finish.”
Other graphic details include a TCU logo on the back of the helmet (rather than on the side, as is tradition), and the word's "Fear the Frog" embroidered on the back neckline of the jersey.
 

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