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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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Shark peek

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ameripipe Supply president Blair Franklin and his family enjoyed a July trip to Kiawah Island, SC. The vacation was especially memorable for Franklin’s 14-year-old son Jake (front) who landed his first shark – a 5 ft. Bonnethead (the guide standing behind Jake is Cpt. Shane Green, owner of Lowcountry Lazy Charters)! Franklin says the shark was released immediately in good health to be caught another day. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Eyes off the prize

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The first total solar eclipse in 38 years occurred Aug. 21, and the Aguirre & Fields Fort Worth team came prepared! Armed with eclipse glasses, pinhole projectors and a camera with two ND filters taped to it, the team safely viewed the phenomenon. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Going to the dogs

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Every day is “Take Your Furbabies” to Work Day” for Nathan and Elisa “E” Lane of Fast Lane Metal Works in Dallas. The couple brings their 8lb., green-mohawked toy poodle “Ted” and their two mastiffs, “Nina” and “Lita” to the shop with them to greet customers, keep an eye on the office and test out the floor for napping purposes....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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A new addition

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Security Screen Masters’ Tommy Davidson welcomed a bull calf to his family. Born to “Grandma” at Davidson’s Caddo Mills ranch, baby is doing well and eating well, which is to be expected – Davidson says little ones like these grow quickly, reaching 500lbs in six months. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 18:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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