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11/10/2014With a fiery explosion, construction begins on Panther Island bridges

Nov. 10--FORT WORTH -- With a symbolic blast of fire on Monday, officials kicked off construction for the three Panther Island bridges -- one of the first visible signs of the massive Trinity River Vision Project. Between now and 2018, the three bridges along Henderson Street, North Main Street and White Settlement Road will be built over dry land with the eventual goal of creating an urban ...
11/09/2014Brazos County tax office construction on track

Nov. 09--The Brazos County Commissioners Court will meet Monday to discuss the status of construction of a new tax office off Pendleton Drive. Ground broke on the project in March after the Commissioners Court approved a nearly $2.9 million contract with LDF Construction based in Spring, said Brazos County Judge Duane Peters. Peters said he and commissioners meet with LDF Construction ...
11/08/2014Two Lubbock foundations to break ground on shared office space

Nov. 08--Two of Lubbock's best-known philanthropic organizations will break ground on joint office space at 4 p.m. Monday. The CH Foundation and Lubbock Area Foundation are collaborating to build a 7,152-square-foot building that will serve as headquarters for both institutions at the StoneCrest Office Park at 79th Street and Iola Avenue. "It's just so exciting. I think this is a part of us ...
11/07/2014FedEx Ground building new distribution center at Alliance

Nov. 07--FedEx Ground said Friday it's building a distribution center at Hillwood's AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth that will employ about 375 workers. The facility, with more than 300,000 square feet of space, will be located on World Wide Drive, off Heritage Parkway, near FedEx's Southwest Regional Sort Hub. FedEx is one of Alliance Airport's largest users. The distribution ...
11/06/2014Construction Begins on New NRG Natural Gas Peaking Plant near Houston

"NRG is working hard to meet the electricity needs of the Houston area today and in the future as our region continues to grow," said John Ragan, executive vice president of NRG and president of NRG's Gulf Coast Region. "The Houston area and, in fact the entire state, is challenged with shrinking reserve margins. Rather than building costly new transmission lines and impacting hundreds of ...
11/06/2014Mixed-use Project Pits Austin's Housing Goals Against Industrial Needs

Nov. 06-- Industrial Boulevard is a dusty, two-lane road with few sidewalks. Located just off South Congress Avenue, the pockmarked street near the bustling highways of U.S. 290 and Interstate 35 is lined with metal buildings, warehouses and blue-collar businesses. But precisely what makes this area great for manufacturing businesses -- its central location near major highways -- has also made ...
11/05/2014Construction continues on BCFS center

Nov. 05--Construction is underway on the new BCFS Health and Human Services Texas Hill Country Resource Center, which will serve more than 4,000 children and families and house several different nonprofits. Once complete, the new resource center on the 1100 block of Main Street will serve youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, struggling families and those facing challenges ...
11/05/2014Road fund supporters say big election win will fuel more efforts

Nov. 05--Rather than bask in a big election win Tuesday, supporters of a state transportation funding plan looked ahead to the tough job of finding more sources of highway spending. Voters' overwhelming approval of Prop. 1 will give the Texas Department of Transportation between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion in additional funds annually for highway projects. It's a major step after years of ...
11/03/2014EDITORIAL: High-speed rail line not urban vs. rural issue

Nov. 03--Southeast Texas residents who oppose a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston have every right to do so, but if they want to build credibility they should be a bit more careful about what they say. Some of the opposition comes from the Sam Houston Tea Party, which has more than 400 members. Many of them showed up last week at an informational public meeting in Huntsville. One ...
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., ...

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