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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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Energy & Exploration partners buy Chesapeake Woodbine holdings

A. Lee Graham

Energy & Exploration Partners Inc. of Fort Worth has acquired 57,275 net acres and 11 producing wells in the Woodbine-Eagle Ford play in East Texas from a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corp.

The transaction was financed with by senior unsecured notes to Highbridge Principal Strategies and Apollo Investment Corp.

"Energy & Exploration is pleased to have partnered with Highbridge and Apollo to acquire Chesapeake's Woodbine acreage," said Hunt Pettit, founder and CEO of Energy & Exploration Partners, commenting in a news release.

"We plan to commence a two-rig drilling program on the acreage acquired from Chesapeake," Pettit said.

Energy & Exploration Partners owns an additional 14,600 net acres in the Woodbine-Eagle Ford play. The Fort Worth company locates, develops, produces and markets oil and natural gas in Texas and the Rocky Mountains. More information is available at www.enexp.com.

 

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