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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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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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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Texas 'bullet train' cleared for environmental review
 

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal rail regulators have cleared the proposed Dallas-to-Houston "bullet train" project for an environmental review.

The Federal Railroad Administration published a "notice of intent" in the Federal Register on Wednesday for an environmental impact statement on the Texas Central High-Speed Rail Corridor.

The move opens a 90-day window for public meetings and comment on what the study should include. It also means the project has cleared an initial hurdle in its journey toward construction.

Backers say construction could begin as soon as 2016 and trains could start rolling by 2021, carrying passengers between Houston and Dallas in about 90 minutes. The private Texas Central High Speed Railway has given no cost estimates on the proposed 240-mile route.

 

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