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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

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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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TECH Fort Worth startup launches crowd-funding campaign

 

Remember Heroes, which enables loved ones to honor and virtually visit the gravesites of deceased American veterans, has launched a campaign on Indiegogo, an international crowd-funding site.
Remember Heroes places fresh flowers on veteran’s graves and returns a virtual tour to the family of the deceased. The money raised online will help the Fort Worth-based company to expand its service to include all 3.7 million veterans buried in 128 national cemeteries.


“We chose Indiegogo because it allowed us to capture the impact of this service through video,” said Nick Cain, Remember Heroes’ chief operating officer. “The money we raise will be used to rapidly establish service at the largest and busiest cemeteries.”


Currently, Remember Heroes, a startup company of business incubator TECH Fort Worth, serves the families and friends of more than 1.7 million deceased veterans in 10 national cemeteries located in Dallas-Fort Worth; San Antonio; Riverside, Calif.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Denver, Colo.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Long Island, N.Y.; Arlington, Va.; Washington, D.C.; and Bushnell, Fla.


Prices start at $150, 25 percent of which is donated to military-affiliated organizations. Remember Heroes also provides flowers and virtual tours for free to the families of soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Orders and requests for placement are taken at RememberHeroes.org. 

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