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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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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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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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