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A muddy good time

SAN ANTONIO - On Jun. 9, Construction News editor Lexie Velasquez said yes to the No Mud No Glory 5k Spartan Race in Laredo, TX. Although she was familiar with a 5k race, the obstacle portion was unfamiliar territory, not to mention the mud. “It felt empowering to push oneself and have fun at the same time,” she said. Her and her team managed to complete each obstacle. –lv...

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Tranquility of the High Sierra

SAN ANTONIO - Tom Hewitt, BDI Insurance sought the tranquility of the High Sierra, but couldn’t put down his issue of Construction News while visiting Yosemite National Park. Thank you Tom, we enjoyed partaking in the tranquility too! -cmw...

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Birthday surprise

SAN ANTONIO - Big birthday surprise for Chris Christians IV of Lynwood Building Materials from girlfriend Ashley Fousek - A guided fishing trip on the Guadalupe River by Lonestar Fly Fishing. Ain’t that a sweet rainbow trout. -rd...

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05/30/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fishing for funds

SAN ANTONIO - Niznik Concrete Contractors hosted their annual Mr. & Mrs. Big Trout Tournament May 3-5. Proceeds from the event went to help rebuild Clem’s Marina, which was badly damaged during the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. -cmw...

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Trophy trout

SAN ANTONIO - Jeremiah Jones, JS Jones Construction & Underground, landed this trophy class Laguna trout on a recent springtime outing. It was a self-guided effort with fellow teammates Ruben, Gary and Fred Perales. The fish pushed that 30-inch mark and was released unharmed after the photo. -cmw...

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Not too windy for fish

SAN ANTONIO - A few guys from BlueLine Rental and Turner Roofing Co. jetted off to Aransas Pass for a one-day fishing trip May 1. Although the winds were high and the water was choppy, the group of guys didn’t come back empty-handed. Captain Gary Tinnerman made sure they reached their limit by 10am. –cmw...

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Legal - Getting your I-9 house in order

HOUSTON - From the 2016 Presidential campaign up through the furor over separation and detention of immigrant families this summer, immigration has been a top priority of President Donald Trump and his administration. Regardless of your personal politics, if you are an employer in construction or any related industry, you are in the crosshairs of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) now more than ever before....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Strong return to work strategy; key to good Workers’ Comp experience

AUSTIN - I’d like to share a best-practice strategy that can change your Workers’ Comp. experience for the better. Strongly consider a dedicated person to manage your Workers’ Comp. claims. This person needs to be genuinely caring for the welfare of your employees, but also a tough “bull dog” personality type. You want to be prepared with a strategy of using Return to Work and a Bona Fide Offer of Employment Letter (get sample from y...

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Accounting - Tax law impacts accounting

SAN ANTONIO - Many commercial construction projects can extend beyond one year. Federal tax law provides special rules for accounting for these long-term contracts (Internal Revenue Code Section 460). The rules apply to all long-term contracts unless the contract is exempt due to several exceptions provided by the tax law....

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Focus - The future of roofing

AUSTIN - Jody C. Delino graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University. He has been part of the Fifth Wall family since 2007....

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