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Doving every minute

DALLAS/FT WORTH -Howell Crane & Rigging Inc. custom-ers and employees popped in to enjoy the company’s 23rd Annual Skeet Shoot and Dove Hunt on Oct. 14. The popular event was attended by 280 guests, who enjoyed full use of the 1800 acre Howell Ranch in Olmos, TX – in between big bites of barbecue! –mjm...

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11/01/2017 19:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cup runneth over

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The hook – or rather, the Pook – brings them back! Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing’s annual Pookie Cup Invitational, a fishing tournament held Oct. 12-14, at Port Mansfield, gave company superintendents, project managers and estimators two days of bonding, drift and wade fishing fun and cash prizes! –mjm...

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10/30/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Later, ’gator

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: Mike Pryor and Mystee Pryor of Compass Air Service Inc. pose with the prize of Mike’s Sep. 30 hunt in Liberty, TX – a 12 ft. 8 in. alligator! –mjm...

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10/30/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Just ducky!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - When she got her young daughter the ducks she wanted, Rhonda “Seay” Usher had no idea how attached she herself would become to the fair-feathered friends. Now on her second pair of ducks, the owner of Primitive Stone LLC has been delighted with the companionship and entertain-ment ducks provide....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Are you scruff enough?

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Hey, guys, have you haired? It’s almost time to grow your mo’! November 1, the start of “Movember,” is just about hair. So stash away the shaver and stop shaving your ‘stache to remind your bros (and those who love them) about the importance of men’s health....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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The Meyer Family’s week off

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction News editor Melissa Jones-Meyer and her family were all packed and ready for a weeklong Vancouver vacation when news of wildfires in British Columbia broke, causing smoke and attraction closures. Dashed were dreams of whale watching, crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge, zip lining through forestry and enjoying blissfully cooler temperatures....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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