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Trademark closes on 63-acre Waterside site in Fort Worth

Construction begins Oct. 20 on the development, to be anchored by a Whole Foods Market.

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UPDATE: $215M hotel, indoor ski project planned for Grand Prairie

Officials in Grand Prairie are expected later today to announce a $215 million project that will include a Hard Rock Hotel and an indoor ski facility.

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Two Fort Worth council members propose temporary single-family moratorium around TCU

The moratorium would apply to new permits for single-family homes around TCU, and give the city time to figure out what to do with a controversial proposed overlay in several neighborhoods around the university.

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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Hilltop Holdings buying rest of SWS Group

DALLAS (AP) — Hilltop Holdings Inc. of Dallas is buying the rest of SWS Group that it doesn't already own in a deal that values the regional bank and financial services provider at about $260.8 million.

Hilltop Holdings, a financial holding company, already owns a 24 percent interest in SWS Group's common stock.

The boards of both Dallas-based companies unanimously approved the deal announced Tuesday. It still requires approval by SWS shareholders and regulators. The SWS acquisition is targeted to close before year's end.

Under terms of the deal, SWS Group Inc. shareholders will receive 0.2496 shares of Hilltop common stock and $1.94 of cash. This equals $7.88 per share based on Hilltop's Monday closing price.

In January, Hilltop had offered $7 per share for SWS.

Hilltop owns PlainsCapital Corp., a bank franchise based in Texas. Hilltop also owns National Lloyds Corp., which provides property and casualty insurance through two insurance companies, National Lloyds Insurance Co. and American Summit Insurance Co.

SWS shares climbed 41 cents, or 5.5 percent, to $7.89 in premarket trading Tuesday. Hilltop shares closed at $23.79 on Monday.

 

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