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Arctic blast

AUSTIN - Keith and Mimi Ingalls were desperate to escape New England’s arctic weather. So when Keith’s dad retired and sold the fencing company that employed the couple, they chose to start a similar business in a sunnier climate....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Terror on Black Oak Ridge

AUSTIN - Dale Hargrowe was not pleased. At all. Everything had been going so well. He had just graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his Ph.D in the new field of nuclear physics this past June of 1944....

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Humphrey broken clays

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The weather was perfect Sept. 28 for Humphrey & Associates’ 14th Annual Broken Clay shoot. Over 700 people arrived at the Defender Clay Sports Ranch in Fort Worth. An impressive 545 registered shooters shot 100 rounds each on four separate courses....

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11/29/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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True to what he can do

AUSTIN - What is the coolest thing you have ever seen your father do? For Jeremy Brackin, it was when he was seven or eight years old and he saw his father take a rubber stamp and put it on top of the concrete while it was still wet. It created a brick pattern and Brackin thought, “it was the coolest thing in the whole entire world as a kid.”...

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11/28/2018 18:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Born to weld

AUSTIN - Just because one’s father does something, that doesn’t automatically mean his kids will follow suit. Aptitude and skill don’t necessarily transfer in a person’s DNA....

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Running with the business

AUSTIN - Shivam Desai is the general manager for the Austin store of CRS Marble & Granite. He came to the States from India when he was a junior in high school. He came to Milwaukee, WI, because his cousins lived there....

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OSHA - Shore it. Slope it. Shield it.

SAN ANTONIO - Trenching and excavation work exposes workers to extremely dangerous hazards. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 130 fatalities recorded in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016. The private construction industry accounted for 80%, or 104, of those fatalities. An alarming 49% of those construction fatalities occurred be...

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Emerging risk - Recovery of attorney’s fees in construction disputes: The devil is in the details

SAN ANTONIO - The long held general rule of law in Texas regarding the recovery of attorney’s fees is that attorney’s fees paid to prosecute or defend a lawsuit cannot be recovered in that suit absent a statute or contract that allows for their recovery. For more than 100 years, the Courts of our great state have held that they do not have the authority to require a losing party to pay the prevailing party’s fees unless a statute or contra...

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Insurance - Workers Compensation

SAN ANTONIO - Texas, unlike other states, does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage....

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Accounting - Why the construction industry needs cybersecurity

SAN ANTONIO - It’s no secret that cybercrime is costly. According to a study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the cost of cybercrime to the global community reached record levels in 2017, totaling between $445 and $608 billion.1 By 2019, the global cost of data breaches is expected to increase to $2.1 trillion.2...

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