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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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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....

Created by : cwright
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....

Created by : cwright-au
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...

Created by : cwright-au
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....

Created by : cwright-au
04/01/2016 18:14:00 | 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....

Created by : contributorcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0