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07/11/2014Lubbock council approves Omni building purchase

July 11--After making room in the budget for the possible purchase of the troubled Omni Building last month, the Lubbock City Council officially voted to move forward with the buy Thursday evening. Costing more than $1.2 million, the transaction isn't set in stone. "This way we have the legal right to enter into the building with architects, with engineers, with demolition contractors and find ...
07/10/2014CrownQuest Petroleum plans new office building

July 10--High demand and low inventory have growing companies looking for office space in Midland. "In this environment, it's pretty much build or work out of your home," said Tim Dunn, chief executive officer of CrownQuest Petroleum. Dunn is taking his own advice, planning a $14.9 million office building at 18 Desta Drive that he expects to move into next summer. It will be built on one of ...
07/10/2014EDITORIAL: New light rail line to DFW Airport puts Dallas ahead of Fort Worth

July 10--News that the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system will begin light rail service to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport next month should be another wake-up call for Fort Worth city officials and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (also known as the T). A rail line from the city center to one of the world's busiest airports gives Dallas another competitive advantage over its rival city to the ...
07/10/2014Surge of industrial projects to raise U.S. natural gas demand

July 10--A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study says. After shale gas flooded U.S. markets, chemical makers and others planned enough gas-intensive industrial projects -- now under construction or obtaining permits -- to boost daily industrial gas demand from ...
07/09/2014Light rail from Dallas to DFW coming in August

July 09--DFW AIRPORT -- Gliding across a row of brand-new concrete ties, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light-rail line zipped into Dallas/Fort Worth Airport at nearly 65 mph. The train ride Tuesday morning was just a test run for the newest feature of DART's elaborate light-rail system. But when DART's Orange Line to DFW Airport, as the service is known, opens to the public Aug. 18, it will ...
07/09/2014UTPB officials make pitch for two new buildings

July 09--Officials with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin are hoping to continue growing with two building project proposals. One building would be designated for engineering and the other would be for kinesiology and athletics. Thursday's University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting will be the first step in seeing whether those buildings can eventually come to fruition. ...
07/09/2014Schneider Electric to expand West Side El Paso plant, hire nearly 200 people

July 09--Schneider Electric plans to hire nearly 200 people to expand its operations in El Paso, investing about $7 million for a new plant adjacent to its existing West Side location. "We've been in El Paso since 2001 and are excited to be able to expand our operations here," said Tony Hartley, quality manager at Schneider Electric following a press conference at City Hall on Tuesday. ...
07/07/2014BRIEF: Fire at CPS building yields no injuries, no service outages

July 07--SAN ANTONIO -- A fire broke out at a CPS Energy building early Sunday near the Calaveras Power Station in South Bexar County, but caused no injuries or power outages. The fire department was called at about 1:30 a.m. with reports of flames in a 16,000-square-foot metal building by the JT Deely Power Plant.The building is usually used as a workspace and warehouse for CPS workers and ...
07/06/2014Downtown El Paso's empty lots stir redevelopment debate

July 06--It's been about a year since two large blocks of old buildings were demolished in Downtown El Paso to make way for promised new developments. So far, the property owners have not announced plans for the vacant lots. The buildings' demolitions brought protests from preservationists and a debate about whether tearing down old buildings, some of them with historic value, is wise for ...
07/06/2014Broadway-Hildebrand construction wrapping up this month

July 06--SAN ANTONIO -- Entrepreneurs near the intersection of Broadway and Hildebrand Avenue will tell you straight-up: The past 18 months of construction have been brutal. Red McCombs called residents of The Broadway, his company's condo project, "heroes" for putting up with the road work. The Wave Salon started serving its clients wine to keep them happy. The salon's owner, MsRee, joked ...
07/03/2014El Paso Westin Hotel construction delayed

July 03--Construction of the proposed, $64 million, upscale Westin Hotel and retail project on Airway Boulevard near Montana has been delayed by some technical housekeeping. Construction was supposed to begin last month, but required revisions to the property's plat have delayed the project, said William Correa, president of EP Vida, the development company planning to build the hotel on nine ...
07/03/2014Abengoa selected to develop first-of-its-kind water delivery project in the U.S.

Abengoa will lead a team of local sub-contractors and consultants within the Vista Ridge Consortium to design, build, finance and operate the infrastructure needed to deliver the water. The water will be delivered from Burleson County and contracted for a period of 30 years. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and to be completed in 2019. During the 42 month construction phase, up to 300 ...
07/02/2014Weatherford starts $24 million build-out

July 02--Weatherford International recently began a $24 million construction project beside its facility on Interstate 20, intended to help the oilfield services company accommodate growth as Permian Basin activity surges, according to Gerald Bushong, the area manager for Weatherford. The existing office in the 2800 block of the Interstate 20 service road focuses on hydraulic fracturing, or ...
06/30/2014Houston area school districts boast low construction costs

June 30--The Houston area boasts the lowest school construction costs in Texas at just $135 a square foot, nearly $20 lower than the state average, the Texas Comptroller's Office reported Monday. The region also includes three of the most prolific builders in the state -- the Katy, Cypress Fairbanks and Fort Bend school districts, which have added a combined 6.7 million square feet of ...
06/30/2014Aerospace firm takes off in the barrio

June 30--SAN ANTONIO -- In a former warehouse around the corner from Haven for Hope, high-tech machinery shapes metal into support equipment for military aircraft throughout the world -- things such as straddle hoists, grenade-launcher clamps and skate dollies in case a tire blows. It's the 48,000-square-foot manufacturing plant for Sunbelt Design & Development Inc., a 26-year-old firm run by ...
06/28/2014Council eyes rough waters of coming decades

June 28--The best plan to balance water flow with cash flow brought a flood of questions to City Hall Tuesday night. The City of Kilgore's water system has immediate needs, engineers say, from addressing low pressures in certain areas to increasing storage capacity, fixing pumping problems and mitigating inflow and infiltration. The system has future needs, such as improving transmission ...
06/27/2014Hemisfair can start developer search

June 27--SAN ANTONIO -- The nonprofit behind the remaking of HemisFair Park received the go-ahead Thursday from City Council to look for developers to construct two mixed-use buildings near the southwest corner of the downtown space. Combined, the two projects, totaling at least $50 million in development, could include more than 200 mixed-income residential units, a boutique hotel and roughly ...
06/26/2014Dow to Begin Construction on New World-Scale Ethylene Production Facility in Texas on June 30

"This world-scale ethylene facility is a foundational element in Dow's strategy to utilize low-cost and advantaged shale gas feedstocks to enable growth in key value-add market-driven businesses," said Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Collectively, Dow's U.S. Gulf Coast investments serve as an integral component of our global growth strategy, where we are leveraging ...
06/26/2014'Gigantic' closure of U.S. 281 near airport this weekend

June 26--SAN ANTONIO -- Drivers, prepare for the gridlock monster -- this weekend U.S. 281 near the San Antonio International Airport will be shut down for construction on the new section of Wurzbach Parkway. Starting Friday night through early Monday, construction crews will close all of the main lanes of U.S. 281 between Nakoma Drive and Bitters Road. That's right -- northbound and ...
06/25/2014Local planners push roads, rail in state freight plan

June 25--Planning and transportation officials from Odessa and Midland emphasized the need for roadway infrastructure that can better accommodate truck traffic and northern-southern travel on Wednesday to a contractor gathering local input for Texas' first-ever Freight Mobility Plan. The plan will span beyond roads, including calls for deeper and wider Gulf Coast ports, facilitating air cargo ...
06/25/2014Construction on inmate processing center to begin in fall

June 25--Several major building projects -- including a state-of-the-art facility for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and a voter-approved jail inmate processing center -- officially are in the pipeline after Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a $305 million capital improvement program. Most of the 75 projects on the list involve renovations and repairs to existing ...
06/23/2014Labor turnover problematic for new home construction

June 23--Midland's dramatic construction growth in recent years allowed Tony Hinton to retire at 45. The native Midlander, however, wasn't a real estate broker, developer, contractor or even a private investor. Instead, he was a firefighter and paramedic for more than two decades with a small business on the side. After eight years, Hinton's business Spyglass Home Inspections, finally picked ...
06/22/2014Building booms in south Odessa business park

June 22--The walls shot up in a span of less than two weeks at the corner of Pearl Street and JBS Parkway, where Standard Sales is building a 158,000-square-foot distribution center that will sell some 4 million cases of beer a year to area retailers. "I was shocked," said General Manager Sean Moore, who drove by to see the construction earlier this week. "I drove by there today and looked ...
06/21/2014MDC helps fund County project for I-20 ramps

June 21--The Midland Development Corp. board approved funds for the construction of westbound entrance and exit ramps on Interstate 20 between Loop 250 and County Road 1250, giving drivers better access to industrial facilities on the north service road. The $300,000 Midland County will receive from MDC is a portion of the total cost of the project. The county estimated the total project cost ...
06/21/2014SpaceX Launch Facility Project in Brownsville, Texas Raises Concerns Over Impact

June 21--BOCA CHICA BEACH -- There isn't much where Texas 4 runs out of asphalt and into sand, at least not yet. The bumpy two-lane bisects grasslands, tidal flats and hilly formations known as lomas, but there isn't a house within two miles of the beach. It's even farther to the closest hotel or restaurant. The Brownsville Ship Channel separates this mostly untouched strip of Texas coast from ...

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