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Natera a natural for Austin

AUSTIN – Genetic testing has been around since 1934 and has been used in humans over the years to test for inherited conditions in newborns. The science has exploded, however, and in 2017, genetic testing for hundreds of applications is becoming available. A company that is on the edge of new technology in the field has recently expanded into Austin....

Created by : cwright
01/25/2017 17:46:00 | Viewed: 0
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New life in downtown Kyle

AUSTIN – Situated in between San Marcos and Buda, Kyle, TX is poised to become the next point of growth in the ever-swelling population boom along the I-35 corridor. With the addition of the new Seton Medical Center Hays across I-35 from what is still a small, quiet downtown, Kyle seemed like a good place for general contractor Phil Howry Company to start building projects. Finished in November, the Howry Building, situated across the street fr...

Created by : cwright
12/29/2016 15:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Surf’s up in Austin!

AUSTIN – The first public surf park constructed in the U.S. and the largest surf park in the world opened recently in Austin to rave reviews....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 15:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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First class glass

AUSTIN – Fashion Glass & Mirror LLC is a large glass manufacturing company based out of DeSoto, TX. They operate a handful of manufacturing facilities across the state of Texas, including one in a leased space in New Braunfels, which was not meeting their needs in terms of convenient day-to-day operations....

Created by : cwright
10/25/2016 17:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Stars in the sports world

AUSTIN – Austin ISD’s House Park was originally opened in 1939 along Shoal Creek, just down the hill from the old campus of Austin High School, as a 6,500-seat football stadium. Rather than build a stadium for each high school in its district, House Park now serves the district as a multi-purpose facility....

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09/30/2016 14:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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On the menu today: TacoDeli expansion and reno

AUSTIN – When Austin’s Robert Espinoza couldn’t find Mexican food in the Austin area that contained the special flavors and tastes he had become accustomed to while living in Mexico City and the Rio Grande Valley, he decided to open his own restaurant....

Created by : cwright
08/30/2016 20:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0