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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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Indians were here!

AUSTIN - Construction News Managing Editor, Carol Wiatrek, shares photos recently taken at Indian Cave Ranch, Doss, TX, where hieroglyphics were found while exploring a cave....

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Reaching higher

AUSTIN – Joshua Knox, owner of Alden Roofing, climbs the mountains during a trip to the company’s location in El Paso. –cw...

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03/29/2017 21:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Last for the year

AUSTIN – The team at Swinerton Builders took a last opportunity to go on an end of season dove hunt. –cw...

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03/29/2017 21:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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