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It’s a beast!

AUSTIN - Amanda Overman, Travis Roofing Supply, shows off photos taken during their recent fishing trip in Boca Grande, FL hosted by APOC. –cmw...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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First redfish of the day

AUSTIN - 9-year-old Victoria Marriott, daughter of Paul Marriott with ResFloor Concrete Solutions, caught the first redfish of the day in Port O’Connor, TX. When asked how much the 24-inch red weighed, Paul said “No idea how much it weighed, we only know how good it tasted.” Father and daughter “stole away and had a BLAST!!!” -cmw...

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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It’s about the bass

AUSTIN - Matt Tolbert of Global Electric and his son Thomas show off a few nice early summer bass caught and released on Lake Travis out of Jonestown Park....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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The big one

AUSTIN - Fernando Chavez, F & V Drywall Acoustics Inc caught this 27-inch, 20-lb redfish in Port Aransas. –cmw...

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Small Superheroes

AUSTIN - Terri Fleming with Rogers-O’Brien Construction shared photos from the 5K March of Dimes for Babies held in Round Rock on May 13....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Snake fever

AUSTIN - Most people run from snakes, some faint, and then there are a select few that just can’t seem to get their fill. This became very apparent while leaving Indian Cave Ranch in Doss, TX and a snake crossed the road. Stan Rothman, Blueline Rentals, stopped and jumped out of his truck, reached for his shotgun and went after the snake. Spotting the snake again in the grass, he started pursuing the snake, in flip-flops. Once he realized it...

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0