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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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Zadeh defeats Lasater to win election to Fort Worth council seat

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

Ann Zadeh won election Saturday to the Fort Worth City Council seat being vacated by District 9 representative Joel Burns.

With all 22 precincts counted, Zadeh won 1,633 votes to Ed Lasater's 1,399.

Lasater led with early-in-person and mail ballots counted, but Zadeh took over the lead when ballots from Saturday's polling were counted.

With 21 of 22 precincts counted, Zadeh had 1,440 votes, compared to Lasater's 1,223.

With 17 of 22 precincts counted, Zadeh had 1,328 votes, compared to Lasater's 1,152.

With 11 of 22 precincts reporting, Zadeh had 1,037 votes, compared to Lasater's 900.

Earlier in the evening, with unofficial early in-person and mail-in ballots counted, Lasater had 632 votes to Zadeh's 586, or a 51.89 percent advantage.

District 9, which includes the Southside, downtown, Near West, and Oakhurst, has 22 reporting precincts and 36,128 registered voters.

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