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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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Mallick Tower without power for at least two days
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

Mallick Tower remains in the dark as the Fort Worth office building struggles to regain power after an overnight power outage.

Triggering the late Sunday night outage was a broken water line outside the Summit Avenue structure, according to Dee Knight, property manager for the 10-story building on the western edge of downtown overlooking the Trinity River. The Fort Worth Business Press is among its 60 tenants.

Water flooded the electric equipment in the building’s basement, Knight said.

“We’re working round the clock to get power restored,” said Knight, who said power would be off for at least Monday and Tuesday.

As of noon Monday, building management was seeking a company to clean up the mess and fix the problem. The 60 tenants accustomed to working in the 90,000-square-foot building should be prepared to work elsewhere possibly for the rest of the week, as no repair timeline has been determined.

No other buildings in the area appeared affected, according to cursory observations of the area. 

Mallick Tower is no stranger to challenges. On March 28, 2000, it was among several buildings that took a direct hit when a tornado tore through the area.

The tower, managed by Holt Lunsford Commercial, is almost 100 percent leased, according to Gisela Stern Balsley, marketing manager for Holt Lunsford Commercail’s leasing department.

 

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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