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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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Rail service extension reaches D/FW Airport

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four months ahead of schedule at the D/FW Airport Station.

The first train arrived shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, airport officials said. The $152 million extension offers service via Terminal A.

"This is a momentous day for our customers and for D/FW Airport, because passenger rail is a critical component to D/FW's status as a top-tier international gateway," said Sean Donohue, airport CEO.

The connection should be a major selling point to attract conventions and customers to Dallas, Donohue said.

DART previously relied on a combination of rail service and buses to reach Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which handles nearly 166,000 passengers daily.

"By adding 5 miles of rail to what was already the longest light rail system in North America, DART is connecting Dallas to the world through D/FW Airport," said Gary Thomas, DART president and executive director.

DART, a regional transit agency, operates the state's largest municipal rail system, serving Dallas and a dozen other North Texas cities and covering a geographic area of about 700 square miles.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974. DART was created by voters and funded with a 1-cent local sales tax in 1983.

 

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