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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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Fort Worth's Lillie Biggins inducted to Texas Women's Hall of Fame

Lillie Biggins

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas first lady Anita Perry and Secretary of State Nandita Berry are among the newest inductees to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

Gov. Rick Perry joked Tuesday that he dated one member of this year's class during his last time overseeing the ceremony. Anita Perry was recognized for leadership as the longest-serving Texas first lady in history.

Democratic state Sen. Senfronia Thompson, the longest-serving female in the history of the Texas Legislature, was also inducted four decades after first being elected to the House.

Other inductees were Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and board chairwoman of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; retired Col. Kim Olson; Texas Women's University Chancellor Ann Stuart; domestic violence activist Deborah Tucker; Texas appellate Judge Carolyn Wright; and Joanne Herring, who actress Julia Roberts portrayed in the 2007 film "Charlie Wilson's War."
 

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