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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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UT impeachment probe could carry big price tag
 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state investigation that could result in the impeachment of a University of Texas System regent will cost taxpayers $300 an hour in outside legal fees.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that the UT System is also expected to pay $525 an hour for private attorneys while a House committee takes a closer look into Regent Wallace Hall Jr. The investigation is expected to last months and could end with a considerable price tag.

Hall is under scrutiny for burying the flagship UT Austin campus under open records requests. Some lawmakers believe Hall wants to oust university President Bill Powers, whose strong political support doesn't include Gov. Rick Perry.

No appointed state official has ever been impeached.

House lawmakers hired prominent Houston attorney Rusty Hardin to lead its investigation.

 

 

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