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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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Chesapeake Energy's Fort Worth building may be sold

Chesapeake Energy’s high-profile 20-story office tower on the west side of downtown Fort Worth appears to have found a buyer, according to local real estate industry rumors.


Local sources say the building is being purchased by Houston-based Hines, a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. While there were no real estate transactions recorded on the building, several local real estate officials indicated Hines was the buyer. Officials at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake said they had no comment on a possible sale and Hines spokesman Mark Clegg said the company would not comment on “anything that’s not closed and not our property.”
Rumors began to hit the streets last week when crews removed Chesapeake’s name from the building’s street entrance. Chesapeake’s flag continues to fly on the property.


The 460,000 square foot office building at 100 Energy Way sits on 14.7 acres near the banks of the Trinity River. Chesapeake purchased the building from its original owner, Pier 1 Imports for $104 million in 2008 as the headquarters for the energy firm’s ambitious Barnett Shale drilling and production plans.
Chesapeake put the building on the market in 2012 as the energy firm began focusing on more liquids-rich drilling properties in other parts of the country.
 

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