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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Texas bank tech company surges on NYSE

Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) — Q2 Holdings' stock surged 31 percent Thursday morning, in the company's first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Q2 Holdings Inc., a provider of online banking software based in Austin, raised $101 million in its initial public offering, selling 7.8 million shares at $13 each, the top of an expected range of $11 to $13. At close of Thursday, the stock was at $15.17. 

Trading under the ticker QTWO, shares surged $4 to $17 in early trading.

J.P. Morgan Securities and Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. are the lead banks in the offering.

In a regulatory filing, the company says it received roughly $76 million from the IPO, while existing investors received $18 million after expenses. Q2 plans to use some of the money to pay down debt, finance its growth and for other purposes.
 

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