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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....

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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....

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07/28/2016 14:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Unique ‘village’ offers unique park

AUSTIN – Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opened for service in Austin in 1936. After 63 years, however, the airport was officially closed in 1999 – but that wasn’t the end of the story....

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06/27/2016 15:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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A spicy story

AUSTIN – Voelker Welding & Construction Inc. recently finished up a “spicy” project – and it’s the 10th project the company has completed for Southern Style Spices & Seasonings company owners Bill and Bev Kemp, whose three sons, Ian, Trevor and Luke now run the day-to-day operations....

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05/27/2016 14:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fired up

AUSTIN – Smoke from barbecue restaurants in Austin has made the news recently, even spurring the Austin City Council to consider a proposal to regulate smoke wafting from barbecue joints in Aug. 2015. And even though the city council ultimately decided not to pursue the proposal, Terry Wooten, owner of a new Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que on Congress Ave., took preemptive action, according to Matt Haralson, G. Creek Construction, the general...

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04/27/2016 16:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0