homepage home
subscribe to Texas Construction magazine subscribe
newsletters free e-newsletter
advertise
careers careers
Mcgraw-Hill Construction Logo
Texas Construction Logo
Order Your RISK FREE Subsription
digital wire
These stories from AP and other major media sources have not been reported, edited or fact-checked by RCP editors.

Showing items 1 - 25
 

08/18/2014Workshop to focus on development behind T&P Station on Vickery Boulevard

Aug. 18--FORT WORTH -- Plans are moving forward to build apartments and possibly some shops on a 2-acre tract along Vickery Boulevard that currently serves as a parking lot for the T&P Station. Talked about for more than a decade, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, which owns the land, partnered with the Fort Worth Housing Authority about a year ago to develop the property. The agencies, ...
08/18/2014$152M Rail Extension to Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport Opens Ahead of Schedule

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas. Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four months ahead of schedule at the DFW Airport Station. The first train arrived shortly before 4 a.m. ...
08/17/2014Work nearing completion on renovations to Meacham Crossing plant once planned for ConAgra

Aug. 17--KTR Capital Partners in New York has started marketing for lease an industrial building once being built for ConAgra Foods in the Railhead Industrial Park in north Fort Worth. The building is now called Meacham Crossing. In January, KTR Capital bought the unfinished, 502,230-square-foot building that sits on 27.7 acres at 4601 Gold Spike Dr., west of NE Loop 820 and Interstate 35W, ...
08/17/2014Texas Transportation Commission's special road-funding committee to start work later this month

Aug. 17--AUSTIN -- A special committee to recommend how best to spend $1.7 billion in new transportation money will begin work Aug. 25, Ted Houghton, chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, said last week. The money is contingent on the passage of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot. It would take half the revenue from the oil and gas severance tax now ...
08/15/2014New Pearland project a place to 'live, work and play,' developer says

Aug. 15--The Beijing-based developers who plan to build a $300 million mixed-use project on the site west of Texas 288 and south of Beltway 8 hope to bring a new lifestyle to Pearland as well. They put their vision on display Thursday with initial master-plan renderings that show residential and office development and a hotel and conference center. Modern Green Development, one of the largest ...
08/15/2014City gives nod to rezoning that aids senior housing project

Aug. 15--ABILENE, Texas -- The Abilene City Council voted to rezone property at 2001 and 2121 N. 6th Street in a move that will allow a low-income senior housing project to move forward. The Abilene Housing Authority was given a 9-percent housing tax credit award from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs on July 31 to help build a 48-unit complex for low-income families, said ...
08/14/2014$36M for next phase in freeway construction OK'd

Aug. 14--BY STEVIE POOLE A-J MEDIA Since the project's first asphalt truck rolled into Lubbock in 2002, the Marsha Sharp Freeway has grown across the city, from Interstate 27 to Milwaukee Avenue. And, the highway could pass the city limit sign as soon as next year. After more than 50 years of talking about it, local leaders crossed the t's and dotted the i's on the $36 million project to ...
08/10/2014Abilene, Wylie spend big on renovations, construction

Aug. 10--ABILENE, Texas -- Students attending almost every school in the Abilene Independent School District will notice at least minor changes as they cross the threshold come Aug. 25 and the start of a new year. From the barely noticed to the outright glaring, and everything in between, work has begun and, in some cases, ended as a portion of the district's $87.7 million bond has been spent ...
08/09/201455 and up: It's a building real estate market

Aug. 09--Sun City, the nation's first grand-scale retirement community, opened near Phoenix in 1960 offering modestly priced homes and a lifestyle that most retirees could not previously have attained. "They had 100,000 people show up in the middle of the desert for opening weekend," said David Kalosis, a senior vice president of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. "That goes to show you what ...
08/09/2014Developer of The Woodlands marches north

Aug. 09--The developer of The Woodlands is planning a follow-up to its successful master-planned community north of Houston. This time, the company is pushing the boundaries of suburbia even farther north, with a project more than 40 miles from downtown where development is beginning to spread amid a regional economic boom. Howard Hughes Corp., the Dallas-based owner and developer of upscale ...
08/08/2014New planned downtown tower could be Austin's second-tallest building

Aug. 08--An ambitious high-rise tower that is destined to become the city's second-tallest building is on the horizon for downtown Austin, the developers told the American-Statesman. The building, which could soar 50 stories and possibly higher, is planned for a 1.7-acre site at Third Street and West Avenue, just east of the former Seaholm Power Plant that is undergoing a major transformation. ...
08/07/2014BRIEF: El Paso's Hunt Cos., leads $45M housing project at Texas A&M at Galveston

Aug. 07--Hunt Companies of El Paso will design, develop and construct the $45 million, 612-bed, Maritime Academy Cadet Residence Hall at Texas A&M University at Galveston, the company announced Thursday. Hunt is the master developer of the building and will work with Moss & Associates, a Hunt affiliated company, which will be the construction contractor. Hunt in June merged its construction ...
08/05/2014DFW Airport may spend $1.2 million to study premium lounge

Aug. 05--Dallas/Fort Worth Airport may spend up to $1.2 million with a consultant to study whether to add a premium travel lounge for international travelers at Terminal D. The contract, with L.E.K. Consulting, was approved on Tuesday by the airport's concessions committee but still needs the approval of the full board on Thursday. The firm would study other international customer lounge ...
08/05/2014Denison City Council awards contract for Paw Paw Wastewater Plant office addition

Aug. 05--Facilities at Denison's Paw Paw Wastewater Treatment Plant will soon be getting an upgrade after the City Council voted Monday to award a construction contract for a new office and laboratory at the site. From its creation in the late 1950s until the early 1990s, the facility was served only by a single, 200-square-foot office building. Over the years, a single-wide trailer home and ...
08/05/2014Poll: Americans diverge on how to pay for highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans think the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they can't agree on how to pay for new highways or repairs of old ones, according to a new Associated Press-GfKpoll. Six in 10 people surveyed said the cost of good highways, railroads and airports is justified by their benefits. Among those who drive places multiple ...
08/05/2014AIA awards honor top designs

Aug. 05--After a career designing commercial structures for the oil and gas industry, Energy Architecture founder Jim Gewinner turned his attention to a different kind of building: a contemporary glass-and-limestone house with panoramic views of the rolling hills outside Fredericksburg. Now retired and living with his wife in the house that he built, Gewinner was back in the Houston ...
08/05/2014SpaceX To Build Rocket Launch Facility Near Brownsville, Texas

Aug. 05--Texas' big skies will soon be graced by thundering rocket launches. Gov. Rick Perry and SpaceX made it official Monday, announcing that the rocket company will build a spaceport on the coast near Brownsville. A combination of financial incentives, pro-business climate and favorable geography wooed the California-based company, and its spaceport furthers the ambitions of Texas to ...
08/04/2014County awards contract for health clinic in PA

Aug. 04--A Beaumont company was awarded a nearly $2 million contract Monday to build a new Jefferson County Health Clinic in downtown Port Arthur for people who are indigent. N&T Construction has 300 days, according to the contract, to complete the 14,392 square foot, one story building that will be constructed with Hurricane Ike Recovery money. There is no expected cost to the county. ...
08/03/2014Arlington home builder Ron Formby to receive industry honor

Aug. 03--Ron Formby, owner and founder of Antares Homes in Arlington, a nearly 40-year veteran and leader of the Texas home-building industry, is being inducted into the 2014 Texas Housing Hall of Honor in November. Formby founded Antares Homes in 1998. It has built homes throughout Tarrant County. The honor is presented by the Texas Association of Builders to recognize men and women who have ...
08/03/2014$75M Man-made Wetlands Project in Texas Filters Wastewater

FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre wetland system in Fairfield converts what is mainly treated wastewater that would otherwise flow into the Gulf of ...
08/02/2014Funding approved for Downtown El Paso Artspace project

Aug. 02--What was once a penciled draft to construct a housing complex for artists and their families in Downtown El Paso, is one step closer to taking shape and becoming a reality. On Thursday, funding for the Artspace El Paso project was approved by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The department approved 80 percent of the project's funding, which will allow the ...
08/01/2014Houston Chronicle Nancy Sarnoff column

Aug. 01--Trammell Crow Co. has started the fifth and final building in its Energy Center development, an upscale campus-style office complex in the fast-moving Energy Corridor office market. The new building, just south of Interstate 10 on North Eldridge Parkway, represents the latest in suburban office design, the company said. "The bar has been raised," said managing director Aaron ...
07/31/2014Arlington breaks ground on $22 million Abram Street rebuilding project

July 31--ARLINGTON -- A $22 million project is underway to transform a 16-mile stretch of Abram Street between downtown and the eastern city limits, one of the largest street rebuilding projects in Arlington's history. City and community leaders celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning in east Arlington, where construction will begin. Over the next several years, Abram Street ...
07/31/2014Port Arthur built 2 most costly elementary schools in the state

July 31--Two Port Arthur elementary schools rank first and second as the most expensive to build in Texas -- more than $100 over the state's average of $149 a square foot, the Texas Comptroller's Office reported last month. Staff Sgt. Lucien Adams and Booker T. Washington elementary schools, both built in 2010 with voter-approved bond money, cost almost $21 million each. Adams cost taxpayers ...
07/30/2014Luxury apartments on Wadley to open in September

July 30--Construction crews are working to finish the first group of luxury apartments inside the Le Mirage Apartment Homes complex on Wadley Avenue, scheduled to open Sept. 1. The 290-unit community just east of Loop 250 is owned and managed by Weidner Apartment Homes, which also runs 20 other properties in Midland and Odessa. The first four buildings in the complex -- containing 72 units -- ...

Showing items 1 - 25
 
----- Advertising -----
News From Other Sources
Blogs: Texas & La. Staff
Our blog delivers the latest news, insights, and opinions about Texas & Louisiana construction.
The Dodge Project Center
FIND LOCAL
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Search by Project Type & State



----- Advertising -----
Source: http://texas.construction.com/texas_construction_news/default.asp
© 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved