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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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W.G. Yates & Sons gains Green Contractor certification
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. of Fort Worth has been named a Certified Green Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors.

Announced on Friday June 6, W.G Yates & Sons joins other construction firms recognized for utilizing environmentally friendly green practices and principles in the workplace.

To gain that certification, W.G. Yates & Sons submitted an application detailing its green efforts and underwent a third‐party onsite assessment.

“ABC members have been on the forefront of the green building movement since its inception, but ABC also believes in stretching green achievements beyond the construction process and into the workplace,” said Kent Meyn, chairman of the ABC National Green Building Committee, commenting in a news release.

The Green Contractor Certification process requires 12 prerequisites, from  distributing documents electronically to establishing an aggressive recycling program.

Companies are required to fulfill 12 of 36 elective items that include conducting a professional energy audit, pursuing water conservation efforts and providing incentives for carpooling or using public transportation, among other requirements.

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. is a privately held firm providing general construction, at-risk construction management and design-build preconstruction, among other services.

More information about Green Contractor Certification is available at www.GreenConstructionAtWork.com/Certification.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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