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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....

Created by : cwright
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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Friday night lights come to life

AUSTIN – Just in time for the famous Friday Night Lights of Texas high school football, one rural school district will be unveiling a brand new, state-of-the-art athletic complex. The $6 million project took a little more than nine months to build and will be home to the Johnson City ISD Eagles....

Created by : cwright
07/28/2016 14:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0