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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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Fort Worth woman receives national public affairs award

Julie Wilson

Julie H. Wilson, APR, founder and president of Fort Worth’s Reasons Group Inc. and former Chesapeake Energy vice president, received the Lloyd B. Dennis Award for Distinguished Service in Public Affairs during the Public Relations Society of America 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia over the weekend.
The award recognizes exemplary public relations practitioners who have used their skills in public affairs to promote truth while demonstrating high standards of integrity and honesty in business dealings, and who have helped affect positive change within an organization.

“This award celebrates those in our field who make meaningful differences in their organizations while maintaining the highest levels of ethics and professionalism,” said Dr. Joseph Trahan III, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, CEO and media trainer of Trahan & Associates. A past recipient, Trahan served on the award selection committee, which based its decision on Wilson’s industry commitment, professional experience and community service.


“Julie’s body of work and dedication to PRSA’s principles have set a solid example to those in our profession, especially to those who work in government and public affairs,” he said in a news release. “We are proud to honor her with this award.”
Wilson is the second woman to receive this honor and the first recipient from Texas.
 

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