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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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Fort Worth moves to buy 900 Monroe building downtown for $3 million

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

The city of Fort Worth is considering buying an office building at 900 Monroe downtown that it already leases a substantial piece of.

The City Council Tuesday night is scheduled to authorize $3 million to buy the building and site, and up to $470,000 for repairs.

“The elevator doesn’t go to the top floor currently, so it’s not used,” Jay Chapa, the city’s housing and economic development director, told Council members during their pre-council meeting Tuesday.

Acquiring the building would allow the city virtually full control of the block, Chapa noted.

The building has non-city tenants, almost all of which are on month-to-month leases, Chapa said.

“Staff intends to work with the current lessors to get them on city leases, but, ultimately, the goal is to have the building be 100 city occupied,” Chapa said.

The money would come from capital projects funds. The building was built in 1943.

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