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08/31/2015Outdoor details focus of Zales progress

Aug. 31--WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Restoring the Zales Building may be tough work, but as its century-old facade continues to be revealed, general contractor John Dickinson couldn't be more proud. "We've been here more than a year," said Dickinson, giving a smiling nod to construction colleague Bryan "Bink" Davidson. "The front rooms are about 70 percent complete, but the (Downtown Wichita Falls ...
08/30/2015Retail center to replace part of Cielo Vista Apartments

Aug. 30--A rundown, 55-year-old apartment complex located in a bustling retail area along Airway Boulevard in East Central EL Paso is getting new life. Mimco Inc., a large El Paso shopping center developer, plans to demolish a portion of the sprawling Cielo Vista Apartments complex and build a new retail center. An El Paso family that operates El Paso area apartment complexes is refurbishing ...
08/29/2015Denison housing growth reaches highest numbers since 2006

Aug. 29--For the past several years, the creation of housing options of all levels has been a focus for Denison city leaders. Now those efforts are beginning to bear fruit as Denison experiences a boom in housing development. For officials in Denison's building department, 2015 marks a significant increase in the number of permits issued for single family home development. In the first eight ...
08/29/2015New Downtown brewery taps into El Paso's past

Aug. 29--As Carlos Guzman gives a tour of the future site of the El Paso Brewing Company in Downtown El Paso, he remarks that the 3,000-square-foot building used to be a piñata warehouse. "From piñatas to beer, continue a happy tradition," he said as he talked about his plans for the brewery that is scheduled to open later this year. In anticipation of the opening, Guzman and his uncle and ...
08/29/2015Champions Park development 'will be something Arlington will really be proud of'

Aug. 29--ARLINGTON -- The $30 million Champions Park project, an 80,000-square-foot mixed development of restaurants and shopping, is set to break ground in mid- to late October at the most visible intersection in the city's entertainment district. Greenway Investment Co., a Dallas commercial real estate developer, plans to have four retail buildings constructed and to lease pad sites for four ...
08/28/2015$52 million office tower in works at 6th and Bowie

Aug. 28--Construction has started on a $52 million office tower that will rise 15 stories above ground at West Sixth and Bowie streets in downtown Austin, just east of Whole Foods Market's corporate headquarters. Austin-based tech firm Cirrus Logic, which has 650 Austin employees, will be a tenant in the building. Cirrus Logic will occupy four floors, or about 80,000 square feet of space. The ...
08/27/2015Land to be purchased for ambulance station

Aug. 27--The Parker County Hospital District Thursday approved the purchase of property for the first LifeCare ambulance station in northwest Parker County, but plans to begin construction will take a back seat to plans to build a medical office building near the hospital. "We've made a verbal offer to the owner, which he accepted," Parker County Hospital District CEO Randall Young said. ...
08/27/2015New subdivision coming to Texas 10 in Hurst

Aug. 27--HURST -- A new subdivision featuring homes worth $250,000 to $350,000 is on its way to Hurst. The City Council recently approved changing the zoning from commercial to residential and also approved the site plan for the Billy Creek Estates on 7.8 acres at Melbourne Road and Texas 10, just east of Texas 121/Loop 820. Developer Tommy Cunningham of Cunningham Custom Homes plans to build ...
08/26/2015Entergy New Orleans Selects Blattner Energy to Build Solar Project

Entergy New Orleans, Inc. has selected power generation contractor Blattner Energy, Inc. to build the citys first utility-scale solar project. One of only a few like it in the United States, the project will pilot the integration of utility-scale solar generation and state-of-the-art battery storage technology while simultaneously establishing a benchmark for utility-scale solar generation ...
08/25/2015County OKs path for jail expansion

Aug. 25--Kerr County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to have a say in which subcontractors are chosen for the county's jail expansion project. As the county moves forward on construction at the county jail, Wayne Gondeck, president DRG Architects, LLC, based out of San Antonio, updated the commissioners on the project. The company, which is the architect for Kerr County, is nearing the ...
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. ...

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