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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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Pettit to begin economic development firm

David Pettit

David Pettit of Bennett Benner Pettit will be starting a new economic development firm, though he will continue to work with BBP on several projects, he announced last week.
“I am pleased to be starting my own firm and building upon the successes we have had here at BBP,” Pettit said. “We have been fortunate to be a part of many dynamic and exciting projects.”


The new firm, David Pettit Economic Development LLC, is the result of a study conducted by the firm to expand the focus of Pettit’s economic development consulting services to a broader range of clientele, accordning to a news release.
Pettit will transition out of his current role with BBP over the coming months and into his new firm. Bennett Benner Pettit will change the firm name to Bennett Benner Partners.


“We are very excited for David as he starts this new venture and are grateful for his leadership, hard work and expertise during his time at BBP,” said BBP Principal and CEO Michael Bennett.
Pettit has been with BBP for more than 10 years and has worked on projects such as The Tower, Montgomery Plaza, One City Plaza, Trinity Bluff, La Gran Plaza, West 7th, Acme Brick Headquarters, Midtown and Klein Tools relocation to Mansfield.
He has worked as a consultant for numerous public and private clients addressing a wide scope of economic development and real estate matters. His work includes the creation and modification of tax increment reinvestment zones and public improvement districts.
“This move gives me the opportunity to expand the economic development aspects of the business into other areas and industries,” Pettit said.
 

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