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08/19/2015Work still needed High schools' start delayed until Sept. 8

Aug. 19--School is still out for summer, at least at Odessa and Permian high schools, due to delays in construction of the bond projects at those campuses. Instead of starting Monday, the two high schools will begin Sept. 8. In an announcement in the board room of the administration building Tuesday, Superintendent Tom Crowe said the elementary and middle schools will start Monday, as planned. ...
08/18/2015Sherman City Council moving forward with improvements to Loy Lake Road

Aug. 18--The Sherman City Council started moving forward with planned improvements to Loy Lake Road by authorizing a contract for design work during its regular meeting Monday. The city included $2.54 million in the Capital Improvement Program 2015-2020 for the project. Plans call for improvements on Loy Lake Road from U.S. Highway 82 to Sara Swamy Road, as well as to the traffic light at the ...
08/15/2015Crown Pointe developers get the OK from WP

Aug. 15--The Willow Park City Council Tuesday advanced plans for three new developments proposed for the Crown Pointe Boulevard area, a 100-home subdivision called Meadow Place; a 130-home subdivision to be known as The Bluffs; and the Crown Pointe Addition, a mixed-use development that will add four new apartment buildings and space for businesses, shops and offices. Meadow Place The council ...
08/13/2015Airport board moves forward on key projects

Aug. 13--The Kerrville-Kerr County airport board met Wednesday morning to discuss plans to get a vacant 40-year-old building up to code for lease as a maintenance facility. The building is 10,000 square feet and large enough to hold four single-engine planes. It could be used for aircraft storage or maintenance. It has been long considered a feasible way to generate revenue, but many ...
08/12/2015Affordable housing Developers want financial help from district for apartment complex

Aug. 12--Delphi Affordable Housing Group Vice President of Development Craig Alter appealed to the Ector County ISD school board to support to affordable housing it plans to build on 87th Street in northwest Odessa. The neighborhood will be built on 48 acres owned by the Odessa Housing Finance Corp. and include apartments, townhomes, detached and single-family homes and senior housing. It will ...
08/12/2015Council takes closer look at plan to revive airport's South Terminal

Aug. 12--Austin's bursting-at-the-seams airport would get what amounts to an annex under a contract with a private terminal developer that the City Council will consider Thursday. But at least some council members, after hearing complaints from some of the major airlines that use Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, called Tuesday for delaying action on the contract with Highstar Capital IV ...
08/11/2015191 draws building despite downturn

Aug. 11--Construction crews are working on a new 24-hour emergency clinic and a Petco along Highway 191, the latest examples of how the oil and gas downturn has failed so far to blunt development along the rapidly growing thoroughfare. The two building projects are in the Chimney Rock retail hub, developed by the Fort Worth-based Woodmont Group. But they join a slew of other developments along ...
08/08/2015Austin looking at new way to charge developers for road projects

Aug. 08--The city of Austin is sitting on $12.7 million for 253 road projects still waiting to be done. The money has trickled in over the past decade or so from developers paying for part of a road expansion or intersection improvement that's needed, in part, because of the extra traffic their development would bring. Developers are only charged for their share of a road project's cost, and ...
08/06/2015Fort Worth's Alliance Airport runway extension project nearing completion

Aug. 06--FORT WORTH -- It appears an end is in sight for the ongoing runway expansion project at Alliance Airport in far north Fort Worth. After 15 years and tens of millions of dollars, the project reached a milestone Tuesday when the City Council awarded Virginia-based Lane Construction Co. a $61.9 million contract to complete the two runways and a taxiway. Lane, a heavy civil contractor, ...
08/06/2015CF Industries ties up with OCI to create fertilizer giant

NEW YORK (AP) — CF Industries Holdings Inc. will acquire the distribution networks of Netherlands-based OCI N.V. in a $6 billion deal that would create one of the world's largest nitrogen fertilizer companies. The deal, which includes about $2 billion in debt, is expected to increase CF's effective nitrogen capacity per share by 18 percent. CF would get OCI's nitrogen operations in the ...
08/05/2015Arlington council approves $5.5 million for D.R. Horton incentive

Aug. 05--ARLINGTON -- The City Council on Tuesday night finalized a $5.5 million grant as part of a deal to bring D.R. Horton's headquarters and 500 employees to Arlington from downtown Fort Worth. Horton, the nation's largest home builder, plans to build its own home in north Arlington -- a $20 million,150,000-square-foot building on 6 acres along Interstate 30 frontage just east of North ...
08/05/2015Proposition 7 could bring more highway funds

Aug. 05--A state senator is proposing to take excess money from the general revenue and motor-vehicle sales tax to fund Texas' crumbling transportation infrastructure. Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, chairman of the Transportation Committee and author of Proposition 7, visited the Reporter-Telegram Tuesday to explain the amendment that will be on the November ballot. He said the state is ...
08/04/2015Work begins on strip housing Starbucks, Jimmy John's

Aug. 04--A construction crew has begun work on a small retail center in a busy area along 42nd Street, where a Fort-Worth based developer says a Starbucks and a Jimmy John's will open. Building plans filed with the city estimated construction costs on the retail shell, at 5011 E. 42nd St., of about $600,000. Matt Jamesen, with developer CJ Real Estate, said he expects construction to finish in ...
08/03/2015Commissioners approve draft of county road plan

Aug. 03--Parker County commissioners Monday approved a draft of the County Road Improvement Plan as presented by consultant Chris Bosco, of Freese and Nichols. The plan, which may be adjusted after Bosco meets with each commissioner, prioritizes county road projects in each of the four precincts according to five weighted criteria: 30 percent safety, 20 percent total road base failure, 20 ...
08/03/2015Island International Airport From FAA For Terminal Replacement Project

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Representative Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced today that the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport received $1.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used for phase two of the terminal replacement project. "The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport is an important economic hub for our region," U.S. ...
08/02/2015Summit talks transportation and the environment

Aug. 02--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Transportation and environmental issues will be the talk of the town during this week's West Texas Legislative Summit. The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce hosts the 12th annual event Tuesday and Wednesday at Angelo State Universtiy's C.J. Davidson Conference Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, where elected officials and industry experts will speak about opportunities and ...
08/01/2015Annetta awards bid for wastewater treatment plant

Aug. 01--The Annetta Town Council Thursday named Houston-based AUC Group LP as the contractor for the town's new wastewater treatment plant, to be located at FM Road 5 and Thunder Head Lane. The motion also gave the mayor or his designee the authority to negotiate the contract for the prefabricated plant, to be designed at a peak flow of 164,000 gallons per day. AUC submitted a bid of ...
07/31/2015BRIEF: Construction work continues along Farm Road 1938

July 31--SOUTHLAKE -- Get use to the detours in west Southlake. As construction continues along Farm Road 1938 in Southlake, Texas Department of Transportation crews have installed temporary traffic signals, placed storm drainage box culverts and will begin milling existing pavement, according to TxDOT. The completion date has been moved back to 2017. The temporary traffic signals at Farm ...
07/31/2015$60 million project part of UT Tyler growth

July 31--The University of Texas at Tyler of the future will be much larger, more effective in economic development and engage in far more research, President Rodney Mabry said. The Texas Legislature appropriated $60 million for its newest facility project -- construction of an addition and renovation of an existing building for the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business and ...
07/31/2015Work Expected to Resume on $158M I-10 Extension Project in West El Paso

July 31--Construction is expected to resume in the next two weeks on the $158 million West El Paso Interstate 10 expansion project after the original company abruptly walked away, leaving officials and motorists in a lurch. Some preliminary work might take place Friday, Texas Department of Transportation officials said. The I-10 expansion project began in early February, but was suddenly ...
07/31/2015Phillips 66, Energy Transfer And Sunoco Logistics Form Joint Venture To Develop Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Deal Type: Partnership Deal Sub Type: Joint Venture Deal Country: United States of America Deal Status: Completed Deal Value: 0.0000 USD Deal in Brief Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. a midstream company, and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., a midstream company, formed a joint venture to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline ...
07/30/2015Güero's owners plan mixed-use project off South Congress

July 30--The owners of Güero's Taco Bar on South Congress Avenue in Austin are planning to expand their footprint with an $8 million mixed-use project that would have retail and office space, along with a few condominiums. The new building would be behind the popular Güero's restaurant, which is owned by Rob and Cathy Lippincott and their daughters, Mary Elizabeth Lippincott and Carlyle ...
07/28/2015Construction begins on Grapevine Public Safety Building

July 28--GRAPEVINE -- Construction has begun on the new Public Safety Building approved by voters in 2013 as part of a $68 million bond proposal package that included funds for an upgraded community center. The state-of-the-art public safety facility will be located on Dallas Road and will be home to the Police Department, Municipal Court, Fire Department Administration, Information Technology ...
07/28/2015Yara And BASF Break Ground On New Ammonia Plant In Freeport, Texas

Total capital investment for the plant - which is expected to come online in 2017 - is estimated at $600 million. As part of the project, Yara will build an ammonia tank at the BASF terminal and BASF will upgrade its current terminal and pipeline assets for the export of ammonia from the new plant. "I am very pleased to be here today, initiating the construction of an important investment for ...
07/27/2015Commissioners hear road complaints

July 27--The Anderson County Commissioners Court Monday heard from several residents who live on Anderson County Road 441 about the present state of the road. The residents said a gravel operation and its dump trucks are causing the road to deteriorate rapidly. They also noted safety issues on the road. "I have been run over by truck drivers," resident Randy Bowden said. "I've talked to them. ...

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