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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...

Created by : cwright
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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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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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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