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Spotlight – John and Biby Dykema, Owners, Dykema Architects, Corpus Christi (Interview with Biby Dykema)

SOUTH TEXAS – Bibiana “Biby” Dykema was one of six siblings born in a family with parents who had strong convictions and progressive attitudes....

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04/29/2016 14:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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Jim and Jennifer Hartman, Owners, VCS Companies, Victoria, Tx

SOUTH TEXAS – Jim and Jennifer Hartman have been married for 49 years and although Jennifer says Jim was the first “cowboy” she ever dated, their successful union and success in business can be attributed to a strong faith in God and family....

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03/30/2016 18:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Myrna Salinas, President, VKR Landscaping Inc., Mission, TX

SOUTH TEXAS – Myrna Salinas grew up in humble conditions, but this dynamic young woman is now the owner of three companies in South Texas....

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02/26/2016 22:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Steven Kocurek, Owner, Kocurek Land Improvement Inc., Banquete, TX

SOUTH TEXAS – Coming from a family with long-standing ties to large scale farming in the South Texas area, Steven Kocurek thought after he graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in agriculture mechanics, that he was going to come home and be a farmer....

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02/04/2016 19:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Evelyn Martini, Martini Brick, Corpus Christi

SOUTH TEXAS – Evelyn Sablatura Martini has lived in the South Texas area her entire life. And when her husband, Gilbert Martini, passed away in December 1978 – 21 years after building Martini Brick with hard work and perseverance – Evelyn and their children kept the business going and growing. Martini Brick is now celebrating 58 years in business – and a lot has changed....

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12/31/2015 20:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Danny Boultinghouse, AIA, Principal, Boultinghouse, Simpson, Gates Architects, McAllen, Texas

SOUTH TEXAS – Danny Boultinghouse was raised to believe he could accomplish whatever he set out to do....

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12/01/2015 19:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0