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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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Board of Ed mulls tightening textbook review rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education is mulling tighter rules on citizen review panels that scrutinize proposed textbooks in the hope of heading off future controversies over evolutionary teaching.

In the past, volunteer reviewers often have included creationists who object to science texts. They complain books weren't sufficiently skeptical on climate change, evolution and other hot-button issues.

The education board approves books for classrooms statewide but considers objections raised by the citizen reviewers. The proposal board members are considering would create a secondary panel of experts with veto power over volunteer reviewer's objections.

Supporters say it'll keep Texans who believe God created the universe in six days from blocking textbooks on ideological rather than factual grounds.

But the board's social conservatives counter that it could spark "witch hunts" against innocent volunteers.

 

 

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