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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

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BNSF Railway extends Armed Forces Bowl sponsorship
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
BNSF Railway Inc. of Fort Worth has extended its sponsorship of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for three more years.
 
The sponsorship deal, which kicked off with the 2009 bowl, will keep the company involved through the 2015 game.
 
“We are proud to work with a Fort Worth based company in our mission to honor our country’s armed forces,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in a news release.
 
Sharing that outlook was a BNSF spokesman.
 
“BNSF Railway has been committed to this outstanding athletic competition since the game’s inception and we look forward to our participation through the 2015 contest,” said Joe Faust, the company’s director of public affairs.
 
BNSF Railway, a Berkshire Hathaway company, operates in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. More information is available at www.bnsf.com.
 
Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, an ESPN subsidiary, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has featured an “armed forces” theme since 2006. More information is available at www.armedforcesbowl.com.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net

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