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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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Water District race ousts one incumbent: Other races for May 11

 

In Arlington, Mayor Robert Cluck was reelected with 72 percent of the vote. Challenger Jerry Pikulinski received 20 percent of the vote and Chris Dobson received 8 percent of the vote. In Arlington’s District 4 council race incumbent Kathryn Wilemon handily won reelection over Danile Wood with 74 percent of the vote.
In Arlington’s District 5 council race, incumbent Lana Wolff defeated Christopher McCain with 69 percent of the vote. In the race for Arlington’s District 8 race Michael Glaspie Sr. was elected with 64 percent of the vote, defeating challengers Richard Weber and Joe M. McHaney.

In Fort Worth’s District 2 race, incumbent Salvador “Sal” Espino, received 55 percent of the vote, defeating former city councilman Jim Lane.
In the District 4 council race, incumbent Danny Scarth defeated challenger Paul Gardner with 57 percent of the vote. The District 5 race is headed for a runoff with incumbent Frank Moss receiving only 43 percent of the vote to challenger Gyna Bivens 47 percent of the vote. John Tunmire received 8 percent of the vote.
In the District 8 election, incumbent Kelly Allen Gray, with 55 percent of the vote, held off the former councilmember in that district, Kathleen Hicks.

In the other races for Fort Worth City Council and for Fort Worth Mayor, the incumbents ran unopposed. For a backgrounder on thos races, go here.


The race for Mayor of Watauga is headed for a runoff between Robert Leon Daniel who received 42 percent of the vote and Hector Felton Garcia who received 44 percent of the vote. Joseph Zappavigna received 14 percent of the vote.

In one of the hottest contested races May 11, for three seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District Board of Directors, two incumbents held their seats, but a challenger, Mary Kelleher, who ran with a slate as a block with two other challengers, gained a seat on the board. Incumbent Hal S. Sparks III, lost his seat. Early in the night, the three challengers were in the lead, but fell back as votes from Saturday were counted. For a backgrounder on that race, go here.

For more election results, go here.

 

 

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