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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

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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Police Chief Halstead to serve as grand marshal for Parade of Lights
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead has been confirmed as grand marshal for the 31st annual Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights on Thanksgiving Day.
 
The annual event, set for downtown on Friday Nov. 29, will feature more than 100 illuminated entries, 500,000 lights and the Sundance Square Christmas tree.
 
What’s become an annual tradition begn in 1983 to help Fort Worth celebrate family and togetherness in a spirited way. This year’s theme is “Our Christmas Traditions!” The parade begins at 6 p.m.
 
This year, the parade route will extend from the corner of Belknap and Throckmorton streets, east on Belknap to Commerce, then south on Commerce to Ninth Street. From there, it will run west on Ninth Street to Houston Street, and finally north on Houston Street to Weatherford Street.
 
After 4 p.m. on the day of the parade, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) will provide free bus service along any of its regular routes. Spur 280 off of Interstate 35 will close at 4:30 p.m., and Henderson Street will close at White Settlement and at Fifth Street at 5:30 p.m.
 
Parking information is available at www.fortworthparking.com, and information on reserved seats is available at http://fortworthparadeoflights.org/parade-info/street-seats.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net

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