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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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Stop speculating about Tracy Morgan's health, fiancee pleads

 

(CNN) – Comedian Tracy Morgan's fiancee, Megan Wollover, asked fans to stop speculating about his health Tuesday after false rumors surfaced that he could lose his leg as a result of the weekend traffic accident that left him gravely injured.

"The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition," Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement. "Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated."

Morgan suffered several injuries, including broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg, when a tractor-trailer struck the limo bus he was traveling in early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The collision killed Morgan's fellow passenger, comedian James McNair, who performed under the name Jimmy Mack, and injured several others on the bus.

Morgan underwent surgery for the broken leg Sunday and is likely to remain hospitalized for several weeks, Kay said Monday. He remains in critical but stable condition, Kay said.

"This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time," Kay said in Tuesday's statement.

The truck driver who police say caused the accident has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

According to a criminal complaint, Kevin Roper, 35, had been awake for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash. He failed to notice traffic slowing in front of him and hit Morgan's bus despite trying to swerve out of the way, police said.

Roper, a driver for Walmart, posted $50,000 bond and was released from jail Saturday night.

Walmart said in a statement that it believed Roper was operating within federal rest guidelines, but said it would take full responsibility should the investigation show its truck caused the accident.

Morgan, 45, was a regular on Saturday Night Live for seven years. He later received an Emmy nomination for his role in the comedy series 30 Rock, in which he played Tracy Jordan, an exaggerated version of himself.
 

 

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