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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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Glen Garden sale closes, distillery on tap

Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. closed late Wednesday on its purchase of the historic Glen Garden Country Club in southeast Fort Worth, with plans to convert it into a whiskey distillery and bucolic visitor attraction.

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From the desk of Joseph DeLeon

Photo and story by Kenneth Perkins

Joseph DeLeon, president, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest

Unscientifically speaking, people who stand in meetings almost always get straight to the point. For Joseph DeLeon, meetings conducted by his desk are often cut in half. An hour-long meeting lasts 30 minutes. Thirty-minute meetings run about 15 minutes. That’s because DeLeon’s is a standing workstation; there tends to be a more formal feel to standing, he says. Less chitchat than, say, sitting and “relaxing.” Efficient is how he describes his standing deskwork life, and not just in meetings. He gets right down to business also. Here are some other things we found at his standing workstation.

Hand exercise squeeze ball: Helps ease tension. Can get in some reps while working.

Easy Button: Uses Staples’ iconic symbol for letting colleagues know they can always find solutions for seemingly frustrating situations. “It’s a fun motivator, actually.”

Notes by pen, not email: “I would much rather send personal notes.”

Wireless headset: Plantronics wireless headset with on-the-ear capabilities that can be used more than 300 feet from the desk, uh, workstation.

Computer monitors: This height-adjustable platform hooks onto a traditional desk and has stands for a keyboard and papers and attachments for at least two monitors.


 

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