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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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Contractor as client

AUSTIN – It’s one thing for general contractors to build for clients – that’s something K-W Construction Inc. president Elaine Thomas has done for more than three decades. But it’s another to construct a space for your own company, as well as any future tenants who may share it....

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04/01/2016 18:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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HANDSOME is as HANDSOME does

AUSTIN – It’s not unusual these days to find companies seeking space in the downtown Austin area. After all, downtown Austin embodies cool, creative vibes - perfect for a young tech company that’s making its mark in the world....

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02/26/2016 15:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Planning for the population

AUSTIN – Austin and its surrounding suburbs and cities are among the fastest growing places in America – and Buda is no exception to the list....

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02/01/2016 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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A new school in Lakeway

AUSTIN – The Goddard School is an early childhood education provider with more than 400 franchised schools in 35 states and hundreds of markets – and now, there is one in Lakeway, as well....

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11/30/2015 21:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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A new presence for YMCA

AUSTIN – After the Village People made a hit song in 1978 titled “Y.M.C.A.” that touted a less expensive place for a young man to find a bed, the organization has shifted its focus – and its branding – to reflect the mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility....

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11/02/2015 19:40:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0