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Taking one for the team

AUSTIN – The 2017 COPPERA Company fishing trip turned out to be a angler’s paradise at Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, with great food, good company and, of course, fishing....

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03/29/2017 20:59:00 | Viewed: 0
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On the line

AUSTIN – Biggs Plumbing project manager Scott Ferguson took part in the Austin Team Championship fishing tournament, hosted by the Carp Anglers Group on Lady Bird Lake, on Feb. 23-24. The ATC is a catch and release carp tournament that just celebrated its 16th year in Austin. Ferguson poses with his big catch – a 29-lb. Common Carp. –cw...

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03/29/2017 20:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Clay play

AUSTIN – Tina Reeves, project manager at The Reynolds Company, says she loves to shoot clays and practices in Leander at Eagle Peak Range. –cw...

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03/29/2017 20:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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First timer

AUSTIN – Jesse Beckett of Beckett Electrical Services enjoyed a very special time with his 9-year-old son Mackey Beckett and his son’s first buck on a recent hunting trip. –cw. ...

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02/24/2017 19:35:00 | Viewed: 0
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Winter break

AUSTIN – Every year, ICON Plumbing, Heating & Air Ltd. takes trade and project managers and their sons and daughters on the annual Winter in Texas Father-Son Dove Hunt (with a little fishing thrown in!) in Hondo, TX. This was the third annual event on Jan. 6-8. –cw...

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02/24/2017 19:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Great season

AUSTIN – A.T.C. Contractors James Roppolo’s grandchildren had a banner hunting season this year, with Jessica, 13, grabbing a turkey and an 8-point deer, and Kyle, 11, snagging a 9-point buck. The kids were hunting on their grandfather’s ranch in Lake Victor. –cw...

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02/24/2017 19:25:00 | 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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0