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Dream big

AUSTIN – It seems that almost every day we hear more good things about Austin’s efforts to turn its old Robert Mueller Municipal Airport location into a farsighted, mixed use urban village in the heart of the city. And now, a brand new facility for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has opened its doors in Rathgeber Village, part of the Robert Mueller Development that includes a vision for responsible urban growth....

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02/24/2017 17:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : cwright
09/30/2016 14:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0