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10/31/2014BRIEF: Milwaukee trust pays $46.2 million for El Paso Orthopedic Surgery Group's medical buildings

Oct. 31--Physicians Realty Trust, a Milwaukee real estate investment trust, has bought the El Paso Specialty Hospital building and two medical office buildings for $46.2 million from El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group, the company announced this month. The trust on Oct. 1 completed the acquisition and lease back of the orthopaedic surgical hospital building at 1755 Curie in Central El Paso, and ...
10/30/2014Irving developer faces foreclosure on Arlington land near UTA

Oct. 30--An Arizona-based lender expects to foreclose on property near the University of Texas at Arlington where an Irving developer had planned to build a student apartment community. MMJV Sapphire L.P., a partnership of Maxum + Mint development firm, filed documents in U.S. Bankruptcy Court late Wednesday asking that the case be dismissed because it could not obtain funds to pay creditors. ...
10/30/2014Omni putting hotel at Cowboys' new headquarters

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are partnering with Omni Hotels & Resorts to develop an upscale hotel where the team is building its new headquarters. The 300-room hotel in the Dallas suburb of Frisco will be a key part of the mixed-use development going up around a 12,000-seat indoor stadium and team practice facility. The stadium also will be used by the Frisco school district. The ...
10/29/2014FPC plant in the U.S. obtains GHGs permits for plant construction

According to the Economic Daily News, Formosa Plastics Corporation (1301), the nation's largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer, announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the U.S. has approved a greenhousegas permit for FPC USA to build a VCM/PVC plant in Point Comfort, Texas, with investment amounting to US$4 billion. The construction of the plant will kick off soon and is ...
10/29/2014Museum District to gain more high-rise luxury

Oct. 29--A Dallas developer has broken ground on a 20-story apartment building in the Museum District area, a part of town known for having some of the most expensive rents in all of Houston. The new tower is being built on nearly two acres along Chelsea Boulevard, a short street lined with a collection of businesses and old and new housing that runs from Montrose to Travis. The project will ...
10/28/2014High-speed rail talks ride into Huntsville

Oct. 28--Walker County doesn't appear to be among the finalists as part of the pathway for a Dallas-Houston high-speed rail, but Texas Central Railway representatives want to hear from citizens regardless. TCR officials will have an open house, presentation and public comment section today starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Walker County Storm Shelter on Highway 75 North next to the HEARTS Veterans ...
10/28/2014Man charged with running over road worker

Oct. 28--The man accused by police of running over five road workers last month has been charged with one count of intoxication assault. Ricky Littrell, 27, was arrested Sunday, after his indictment by a Kerr County grand jury, which found evidence to prosecute him on a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. At about 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 6, road workers were ...
10/26/2014Balfour Beatty Construction Secures Memorial Hermann Master Plan Implementation Project

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS) recently selected Balfour Beatty Construction to provide preconstruction and construction services for a renovation and expansion of the Texas Medical Center campus. According to a media release, the master plan project includes construction of the Hermann Pavilion 2, a 17-story hospital that will provide the Texas Medical Center with more than one ...
10/25/2014Work and training join to meet hot demand for welders

Oct. 25--OYSTER CREEK -- After a 10-hour shift working on part of Dow Chemical Co.'s $4 billion expansion in Freeport, Abel Garza spends two nights a week at a welding class conducted in a trailer across dusty FM 523. Elsewhere, similar courses can cost thousands of dollars. But Fluor Corp. is offering the training to its employees at a considerable discount: It's free. That's a bit of a ...
10/25/2014CB&I Expects To Begin Construction of Freeport LNG Export Project in November

Oct. 25--Freeport LNG could break ground on its initial two natural gas liquefaction units in a matter of weeks, a major contractor working on the project told investors. Last week, federal regulators authorized Freeport LNG to begin site preparation and start building the units, called trains, and pre-treatment facilities at the export terminal in Quintana, near Freeport in Brazoria County. ...
10/24/2014BRIEF: Austin City Council OKs $5.5 million for Waller tunnel inlet

Oct. 24--At its regular meeting Thursday, the Austin City Council: -- Gave initial approval, in a 4-2 vote on first reading, of a zoning change that would allow a developer to build a mixed-use condominium project in South Austin. The controversial St. Elmo Market Lofts would be located off South Congress Avenue in an industrial area. It would include condos, a hotel, retail and office space. ...
10/23/2014St. Paul's Episcopal Church and School Breaks Ground

Oct. 23--St Paul's Episcopal Church and School held a ground breaking ceremony for its new buildings on Oct. 12. According to The Rev. Michael Gilton, St. Paul's Vicar, "A church will normally construct the initial building only for itself, and future building additions will sometimes include a school; but we're doing it differently. From day one, our building will house both a school and ...
10/23/2014High speed rail project hearing shows routes

Oct. 23--Around 100 residents got their first look Wednesday at the routes being considered for a Dallas-to-Houston High Speed Rail project being planned -- a route that would come through Navarro County. The privately-funded project is in the initial stages of drafting an environmental report and still has a multitude of regulatory hurdles to clear to become a reality. The preliminary ...
10/22/2014Construction industry having a hard time filling positions

Oct. 22--Construction companies statewide are bumping wages and providing incentives and bonuses to retain workers as the nation continues to grapple with a shortage of skilled workers as the economy recovers and construction activity picks up, according to an industry study released Wednesday. "Many construction firms across the country are having a hard time filling available positions," ...
10/22/2014EDITORIAL: FW must not be forgotten as Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail plans unfold

Oct. 22--Many local and state officials say Texas' first high-speed rail line will be a 240-mile stretch connecting Houston and Dallas, the most lucrative route for a private company that wants to build the estimated $10 billion project. But it is also obvious to many leaders in North Texas and throughout the state that the initial line should eventually continue to Arlington and Fort Worth, ...
10/22/2014Austin airport to add seven airline gates on eastern wing

Oct. 22-- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, still a teenager, is nearing its capacity of about 11 million passengers a year. With that in mind, the city of Austin's aviation staff in August hired an architecture firm to design a seven-gate expansion of the 15-year-old terminal's east wing. On Thursday, the Austin City Council will decide whether to hire Hensel Phelps Construction Co., ...
10/22/2014Children's museum shows off new facility before construction begins

Oct. 22--More than 100 supporters of the Children's Discovery Museum toured the new building and saw the architects' master plans at a Hard Hat Happy Hour on Tuesday night. "There's a lot to be done yet, but we're just getting started," said Sammie Sue Hendrix, secretary of the board. "They said to go big or go home, and we decided to go big." She told eventgoers to notice that the facility, ...
10/22/2014Condo developer proposes downtown project

Oct. 22--Randall Davis is making a downtown comeback. The Houston developer who made a name for himself in the 1990s with several residential redevelopment projects in the city center -- including the redevelopment of the Rice Hotel -- is planning another one downtown. The new building, to be developed with Davis collaborator Roberto Contreras, will be called Marlowe. The units will be for ...
10/21/2014Hearing on high-speed rail Wednesday

Oct. 21--The public is invited to attend a public scoping meeting Wednesday as state and federal agencies are gathering input for an environmental study on an proposed high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston. The Federal Railroad Administration along with the Texas Department of Transportation are holding the meeting at Corsicana's IOOF Event Center on Wednesday, with an open house ...
10/21/2014SAISD forms group to review construction bids

Oct. 21--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Staring down a laundry list of revitalization projects on deck for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the San Angelo ISD named a committee on Monday to review, rank and recommend construction bids to the board of trustees. The committee -- composed of Jeff Bright, assistant superintendent of business services; Jim Elson, director of maintenance; Richard Rigdon, director of ...
10/21/2014A&M lab helps homeowners chart route to green design

Oct. 21--The Thomsons bought a plot in the quiet Braes Heights neighborhood seven years ago with the vague yet ambitious idea to build an elegant house that would be both hurricane-resistant and eco-friendly. It seemed like a simple enough task with green homebuilding gaining in popularity. But owner Ker Thomson faced a steep learning curve and soon found himself swimming in complex concepts, ...
10/21/2014Balfour Beatty Construction Secures Memorial Hermann Master Plan Implementation Project

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS) has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to provide preconstruction and construction services for a renovation and expansion of the Texas Medical Center campus. According to a media release, the master plan project includes construction of the Hermann Pavilion 2, a 17-story hospital that will provide the Texas Medical Center with more than one million ...
10/21/2014Texas roads need more than Prop 1, supporters say

Oct. 21--The campaign to steer state reserve funds to road projects is not being waged with yard signs and televised debates, but, rather, with chamber of commerce lunches and a smattering of direct mailings. Though largely a quiet campaign, supporters of Prop. 1 said they are optimistic the proposal will pass muster with voters, and, they hope, set up subsequent efforts to shore up Texas' ...
10/20/2014Austin, Texas To Seek Fed. Funding for Light Rail Project

Oct. 20-- Austinites who vote for the city's rail-and-roads proposition will be making a $50 million bet. A safe bet, rail officials insist. But one in which the payout could be less -- or take longer -- than officials hope. City officials estimate it will cost at least $50 million, and perhaps as much as $70 million, to do the environmental study, detailed engineering and design, and other ...
10/17/2014Construction Crane Topples Along Katy Freeway in Houston

Oct. 17--A construction crane tipped over at a building site Friday along westbound Interstate 10 in west Houston. The incident occurred about 1:10 p.m. at 11800 Katy Freeway near Kirkwood in the Energy Corridor, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said it was uncertain if anyone was on the crane at the time it tipped over. Officials with the Houston Fire Department said no ...

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