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04/18/2014PUCT approves ETT and Sharyland application for Cross Valley 345-kV transmission line from North Edinburg to Loma Alta

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on March 27 unanimously approved an application by Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) and Sharyland Utilities, L.P. (Sharyland) to build a 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from a substation northwest of the city of Edinburg to a substation located east of the city of Brownsville. ...
04/17/2014Memorial Hermann To Begin $650M Hospital Expansion in Houston

April 17--A growing patient load and an expected drop in government health care funding for the poor, the elderly and the uninsured persuaded Memorial Hermann Health System to commit $650 million to renovate and expand its flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center beginning this summer, officials said Wednesday. "We have to step up while we still can," president and CEO Dan Wolterman said, ...
04/16/2014Texans Can Academy will relocate River Oaks campus to East Lancaster

April 16--FORT WORTH -- Texans Can Academy, a Dallas-based charter school that caters to high school dropouts who want to return to school, is buying property on East Lancaster Avenue where it plans to move its River Oaks campus. Malcolm Wentworth, Texans Can chief operating officer, said the location at 1316 E. Lancaster Ave., known for a music mural on the side of the building, will provide ...
04/15/2014McAllen City Commission will negotiate new theater cost with SpawGlass

April 15--MCALLEN -- The City Commission wants Houston-based SpawGlass Civil Construction to build McAllen's new theater -- just not for $48 million. After reviewing several constructions proposals, the City Commission authorized negotiations Monday with SpawGlass, which submitted the low bid of $48 million. McAllen, though, budgeted just $41.7 million for the 1,820-seat theater. Negotiations ...
04/14/2014Council to focus on city's water issues

April 14--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Nothing brings up discussions of water issues like a prolonged drought. Water clearly is a top-of-mind issue for city leaders, as a slew of water-related matters are up for discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Topics listed under the agenda item include discussions about the city's participation in weather modification efforts, water conservation ...
04/12/2014Highway 158 intersection goes under the knife

April 12--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The Texas Department of Transportation asks drivers to use caution and allow extra time for travel through the intersection of State Highway 158 and Ranch-to-Market Road 33 in Garden City. Repaving of the intersection will be completed in four phases, each requiring lane closures and width restrictions and should be completed by summer's end, according to a TxDOT ...
04/12/2014Houston Chronicle Nancy Sarnoff column

April 12--Almost two years after identifying a wooded tract between The Woodlands and Springwoods Village, a new master-planned community near the Exxon Mobil campus, a Houston development firm has finalized plans for the 75-acre parcel, a project that will include high-end housing, office buildings and shops. The project, Woodland Creek, is west of the intersection of Sawdust and Sawmill ...
04/11/2014TxDOT: Work on Texas 6 to shut down portions of highway

April 11--More closures are scheduled along Texas 6 starting Sunday as crews continue working on ramps and the Rock Prairie bridge. From 3 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, crews will shut down the northbound lanes of the highway south of the Rock Prairie bridge, diverting traffic to the northbound frontage road. The southbound lanes north of the bridge will close at 6:30 p.m. Monday and reopen by ...
04/11/2014Reed Hilderbrand to Design Sculpture Garden for Austin Contemporary Museum

April 11--The Contemporary Austin has selected Boston-based landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand to design the master plan for the museum's historic lakeside Laguna Gloria site, museum officials announced Thursday. The architects will be charged with reconceiving the 12-acre site -- which includes the Italianate 1916 Driscoll Villa as well as surrounding gardens, woods and considerable Lake ...
04/10/2014Construction Halted at Tower Jobsite in Austin as Officials Investigate Worker's Injury

April 10--Construction work has been halted at a downtown site while a worker who was crushed by an elevator on Wednesday continues to be treated at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. It was the second injury reported since late March at the construction site where the 29-story Colorado Tower is being built, 303 Colorado St. The injured man, who is in his 30s, was initially admitted ...
04/10/2014HCISD votes on construction projects

April 10--HARLINGEN -- The Harlingen school board voted this week in favor of Alpha Construction working on several campuses. Alpha Construction was selected to do construction, modifications and additions of pavilions, canopies and restroom additions on seven elementary schools and two middle schools. The company submitted a bid of $1,105,000. Oscar Tapia, assistant superintendent for ...
04/08/2014Road work prompts safety reminder

April 08--Highway workers along the Eastex Freeway ramp-reversal project are, for the most part, behind concrete barricades as traffic whizzes by on either side. However, a worker clad in a hard hat and neon-green or orange reflective vest might step out of the protective concrete confines and a speeding or distracted driver could turn a normal tough workday into tragedy in an instant, either ...
04/07/2014TxDOT working on East Texas roads

April 07--The Texas Department of Transportation road crews will be working in eight counties this week repairing roadways. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge around the work zones. ANDERSON COUNTY Crews will clean and repair ditches in various locations on Farm-to-Market ...
04/07/2014Texas roads: Joe Pickett to chair special transportation committee

April 07--AUSTIN -- Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, already led the job of putting a massive Texas road-funding measure on the November ballot. Now, House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, has given Pickett the additional job of leading a committee intended to prod the Legislature to take additional steps to ease congestion on overcrowded Texas roads. "Transportation is a top priority for the ...
04/07/2014Forty-Five Percent of Highway Contractors Had Vehicles Crash Into Their Construction Work Zones During Past Year, New Study Finds

ARLINGTON, Va., April 7 -- The Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials added that the study ...
04/05/2014Tapped: Our water trouble

April 05--JUSTICEBURG -- Lake Alan Henry lost roughly 4 billion gallons of water to evaporation in 2011 before the city of Lubbock took a drop. That's twice as much as the city takes from the lake in a year. Just four years ago, heavy summer rains flooded the lake. But that banner year was followed by the driest year on record and quickly receding water levels. Today, the city's only reservoir ...
04/04/2014Prosper Utility Project Complete Near Windsong Ranch

April 04--With just a few short months until the grand opening of Windsong Ranch, a 2,030-acre master-planned community 2.5 miles west of the Dallas North Tollway and north of Highway 380, a $5.1 million infrastructure project in the Town of Prosper is complete. The project, which was announced in 2012, was a joint effort with The Town of Prosper, Prosper Economic Development Corporation (EDC) ...
04/04/2014BRIEF: Joe Weber picked to lead TxDOT

April 04--Joe Weber, Texas A&M's vice president of student affairs, has been named executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Weber's new role will begin on or about April 23, according to a TxDOT press statement announcing his appointment. Weber, who served as a lieutenant general in the U.S. Marine Corps, succeeds Phil Wilson, who earlier this year was named general ...
04/03/2014Super Bowl Driving Major Construction Projects in Houston

April 03--The 2017 Super Bowl not only will drive thousands of football fans to Houston, it will put a hard deadline on projects from office and hotel construction to a light-rail extension, a local developer said Wednesday. Ric Campo, CEO of Houston-based Camden Properties and chairman of the Houston Super Bowl bid committee that successfully lobbied the NFL for the big game, said over the ...
04/02/2014Gov. Rick Perry endorses Texas A&M Vice President of Student Affairs Joe Weber for top spot at TxDOT

April 02--Texas A&M's vice president of student affairs is poised to take over the top spot at the Texas Department of Transportation. Gov. Rick Perry has encouraged transportation commissioners to appoint his longtime friend and 1972 Aggie classmate Joe Weber to the job. The move, first reported by the Texas Tribune, would not only add to the list of top A&M jobs in flux, but further dwindle ...
04/01/2014BRIEF: Bryan offers break for home builders

April 01--The city of Bryan has agreed to waive fees for home builders to encourage them to build more homes in the city. City officials hope the program will result in 30 to 40 new homes between 2,200 and 3,000 square feet. Construction of homes in that size range have not kept pace with the construction of smaller and larger homes in the past five years, city leaders said. About 27 permits ...
04/01/2014In the works: 170 refinery firefighters getting new digs

April 01--CORPUS CHRISTI -- Flint Hills Resources got the go-ahead last week from the city to build its nearly $5 million office complex on Nueces Bay Boulevard, and its operations may soon be better protected by Refinery Terminal Fire Co., which has plans for new buildings as well. The fire company submitted to build a 41,000-square-foot firehouse and a separate administration building in the ...
03/31/2014Raytheon to Move to New Office Complex in North Texas

Raytheon Company announced plans to move its Garland, Texas, operations to a new office complex to be built at the CityLine development in Richardson, Texas. According to a release, Raytheon will occupy 489,000 square feet in three buildings located near the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and North Central Expressway (US 75), and will begin the move in the fourth quarter of ...
03/30/2014Energy official believes industry growth to continue

March 30--Gates Brelsford believes energy will continue to be a growth industry for the Tyler area. The chairman of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce's Energy Committee said the broad industry -- from natural gas and pipelines to power companies and alternative energy -- it's not just the big oil guys at the petroleum club anymore. "I think it's definitely here to stay," he said. "It's ...
03/29/2014Energy industry fuels Midland labor market

March 29--Fueled by the continuing strength of its dominant oil and gas and construction sector, Midland continued to enjoy a strong labor market in February, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. Data released Friday by the commission put Midland's unemployment rate at 3 percent, up marginally from 2.9 percent in January and below 3.3 percent last February. Midland continues to report the ...

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