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Protect yourself but be safe

AUSTIN – Guns have been a debated topic for as long as I can remember. It seems you are either for them or against them and not much is in between. The fastest growing group of handgun shooters appears to be females between 30 and 60 years old....

Created by : bdoebblercn
04/01/2016 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Purple trees in Texas?

AUSTIN – If you are out driving around in Texas and you see purple painted tree trunks and fence posts – it doesn’t mean that someone who loves the color purple (me, for example) lives there....

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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At bat

AUSTIN – Austin loves its bats – there are more than 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that call Austin home. To symbolize that relationship, in 1998 sculptor Dale Whistler donated this 18-ft tall, 20-ft wide monument called Night Wings, which can be seen at 300 S. Congress Ave. and the Barton Springs Traffic Island. Photo Credit: Leavitt2me Photography...

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Way to go!

AUSTIN – Levi Farris, 9, shows off his first buck! His dad is Matthew Farris, owner of Keene Roofing Inc. in Leander. –cw...

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Business and pleasure

AUSTIN – Charbel Dahdah, Commercial Development and Sales with Huffman Builders in Cedar Park, recently had a successful hunt during a business trip to Rock Creek Ranch, taking an Axis and Red Stag. –cw...

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 17:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Sunny vacation

AUSTIN – Lovleen Gill Aulakh, director of preconstruction and sustainability at G2 Builders Corp. in Austin, and her family escaped the winter cold for a few days of fun in sunny Florida. While there, they visited Miami, Orlando and nature at Everglades National Park. –cw...

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 17:29:00 | 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....

Created by : kestescn
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...

Created by : kestescn
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....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0