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Fishing is patriotic

AUSTIN – Patriot Erectors in Dripping Springs took a 60-hour deep sea fishing trip Feb. 7-10. –cw...

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02/24/2017 19:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Let’s go fishing!

AUSTIN – At Minyard & Sons Services and Centex Spiral Pipe, owned by Richard Minyard and his sons, Matt and Brian, the whole gang loves to go to the coast and fish. In January, the staff was invited to come along and do some serious angling with Gulf Coast Sport Fishing. –cw...

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02/24/2017 19:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Ham for the holidays

AUSTIN – Shannon Boyd, CPD, LEED AP and CEO at BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting in Austin and his father slightly lessened the feral hog population during a recent hunt in Taylor County. Way to go!...

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01/25/2017 22:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Current points

AUSTIN – Glyn Landrum, general manager for Current Electric in San Marcos, bagged this nice specimen recently. –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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God's country

AUSTIN – Jason Smith, project manager at ICON Mechanical Contractors, and his family love spending time at one of his long-time best friend’s places on the beautiful San Bernard River in Brazoria. Smith and his family had actually rented this special place before his buddy bought it and now they’ve been going there for six years. Jason calls it “God’s handy work.” –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Goose tales

AUSTIN – During a recent goose hunting trip, Open Road Automotive & Tire family and friends scored big. Bottom row, L-R: Patrick Slater III, Colin Slater, John Youngblood, and Dr. Patrick Slater II; top row L-R: Caroline Slater, Brian Slater, and Andrew Clark –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:08:00 | 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