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09/19/2014Duke Energy To Build 110-MW Los Vientos V Wind Power Project in Texas

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) ...
09/15/2014RBR Construction still building strong after 3 decades

Sept. 15--After starting RPR Construction Co. Inc. with her late husband 31 years ago, Pat Pinkerton has no plans of stopping. "I love construction," the 65-year-old said Wednesday while standing at the work site of Tyler Junior College's new Energy Center. Mrs. Pinkerton, president of RPR, owns the company with her two daughters. "We've always been one of the largest general contractors in ...
09/13/2014Medical firms buy Fort Worth property for corporate campus

Sept. 13--Two Fort Worth-based firms that own and operate compounding pharmacies, medical companies and laboratories nationwide have recently bought downtown buildings off Weatherford and Belknap streets where they plan to develop a corporate campus. In May, Freedom Technologies and Pharmakos Ventures moved into the former Witherspoon Advertising and Public Relations building at 1000 W. ...
09/10/2014City seeks demolition oversight of downtown buildings

Sept. 10--The city of Midland is seeking bids for demolition oversight of two downtown buildings, hoping that the action makes the prime real estate lots more lucrative for interested developers. The city seeks contractors to oversee an environmental assessment, asbestos removal and demolition of the Mid-America Building and the Midland Executive Center, which are next to each other in the ...
09/09/2014New Austin Public Library will have restaurant, cooking demo area

Sept. 09--The new public library downtown won't open until 2016, but facilities manager John Gillum is already getting calls to reserve a 300-person event space that has its own catering kitchen. That won't be the only food element of the building, designed by the forward-thinking architects at LakeFlato in San Antonio. The 198,000-square-foot, $120 million library under construction at 710 W. ...
09/09/2014Planning for future water use a conundrum for Houston

Sept. 09--Beneath Houston, miles of the city's aging water mains are leaking billions of gallons each year. The repairs will require years of work and millions of dollars. Officials, meanwhile, would like residents to take shorter showers and use their sprinklers less often -- a conservation ethic that could mean less revenue for the utility tasked with fixing the old pipes. So what's a city ...
09/09/2014Office developer moves forward with Energy Corridor sequel

Sept. 09--Skanska USA Commercial Development is starting a second office building this month in Houston's Energy Corridor, as the company anticipates further growth in the oil-and-gas-dominant west Houston office market. "Houston is in a robust market environment and the projects under construction -- unlike any other time in Houston's history -- are (about) 70 percent preleased," said Michael ...
09/04/2014Judge Cites BP's 'Gross Negligence' as Cause of Gulf Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant's reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of dollars in penalties. BP PLC already has agreed to pay billions of dollars in criminal fines and compensation to people and businesses affected ...
09/04/2014Construction has begun on 'significant' improvements to RM 1431

Sept. 04-- Cedar Park drivers will soon see some big changes along RM 1431. Even before last week's official ground breaking, crews started work on the $22 million to project to widen RM 1431 between Sam Bass Road and Parmer Lane. The project -- a collaboration between Cedar Park, the Texas Department of Transportation and Williamson County -- is a part of a larger effort to widen RM 1431 to a ...
09/03/2014City Council approves contract to begin construction on Downtown El Paso pedestrian bridge

Sept. 03--›› Replay Live Twitter updates: El Paso City Council meeting A $2 million contract was approved by the El Paso City Council on Tuesday to begin work on a pedestrian crossing that will connect Southwest University Park to Santa Fe Street. "This project will provide connectivity between Southwest University Park and the pedestrian pathways next to the convention center," said Javier ...
09/02/2014Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place. A federal judge still has to approve the settlement. That same judge has rulings pending on the extent to which parties, ...
09/02/2014Could planned project set off MoPac development boom?

Sept. 02-- Two towers that would be among the tallest buildings outside of downtown Austin are being proposed as part of project that envisions bringing 1.6 million square feet of development to MoPac Boulevard and Spicewood Springs Road. Some area residents oppose the project, which they say could set a precedent for other tall buildings -- both along MoPac and elsewhere throughout the city ...
09/01/2014Retailers in Village at Cumberland Park file more permits

Sept. 01--Building permits continued to be filed by retailers going into the Village at Cumberland Park shopping center, which expects its first stores to open this month. Carters, of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, is working on a 6,875-square-foot space for Carters and Osh Kosh B'Gosh at 8946 S. Broadway Ave. MRS Inc. is the contractor for the $365,816 project. Tyler Broadway/Centennial LP, of ...
09/01/2014Work Progresses on $1B Transmission Line in South Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state. The project was approved by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — the state's electric grid operator — and the Public ...
09/01/2014Airport to house one of Austin's most expensive public arts projects

Sept. 01-- One of the largest and most expensive public art projects Austin has ever seen will open at the airport in the fall of 2015. The city is paying $1.66 million for several hundred geometric sculptures and a steel grid along a 400-foot walkway built on the third floor of the existing parking garage, which will connect the airport terminal to a new facility for renting cars. Taxpayers ...
08/31/2014Austin light rail: With friends like these ...

Aug. 31-- I always assumed that rail supporters would come home. It was almost 30 months ago when I reported in this space that Lyndon Henry, a former Capital Metro board member who has been pushing for light rail in Austin since the early 1970s, did not like the route through the University of Texas' east side and north to Hancock Center that city and Capital Metro officials had in mind. ...
08/29/2014EDITORIAL: Fort Worth takes important steps on housing

Aug. 29--The City Council took two more important steps this week toward creating more affordable housing in Fort Worth -- specifically, single-family homes. The council found a way to contribute $250,000 to Trinity Habitat for Humanity. That will enable the organization to build four additional homes in east Fort Worth during an October project led by former President Jimmy Carter and his ...
08/29/2014Office market soaring

Aug. 29--SAN ANTONIO -- More than 587,000 square feet of office space is under construction in San Antonio, according to data compiled by REOC San Antonio, and job growth is one of the main forces behind the building frenzy. The activity is the most the local office market has seen since the 2008 recession, and it has pushed the vacancy rate for Class A office space down to 8.9 percent, well ...
08/28/2014Plan to Convert Houston Astrodome into Indoor Park Will Depend on Details

Aug. 28--Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's proposal to turn the Astrodome into "the world's largest indoor park" and recreation area is definitely feasible, a local architect said Wednesday, but also one whose fate -- and cost -- will be dictated by the details. Kinder Baumgardner, president of SWA Architects, the firm behind several public projects in Houston involving parks, said plenty of ...
08/27/2014High-Speed Rail Gaining Momentum in Texas

Aug. 27--DALLAS -- The number of Texas cities that could be served by high-speed rail is growing quickly and now includes Bryan-College Station, an area best known as the home of Texas A&M University that was bypassed by the interstate highway system. High-speed-rail advocates stepped up their efforts Wednesday to bring bullet trains to Texas as early as 2021. A commission set up to oversee a ...
08/27/2014Move-in day must wait at apartment complex near UH

Aug. 27--A new apartment complex near the University of Houston campus did not open in time for the start of school, forcing roughly 350 residents into a nearby hotel or other temporary quarters. Dallas-based Fountain Residential marketed The Vue at MacGregor, a five-story building just a few blocks from campus, as the area's "first privately owned off-campus community." It will have 115 units ...
08/26/2014Hillwood to add more speculative industrial space at Alliance

Aug. 26--Hillwood Properties said Tuesday it will build two more speculative industrial buildings totaling 230,000 square feet at its Alliance development in far north Fort Worth, saying demand for industrial space remains strong. The buildings will be called Alliance Gateways 24 and 25 and be located at the southeast corner of Park Vista Boulevard and Liberty Way. Hillwood said it will offer ...
08/26/2014Office deals show Galleria area's strength

Aug. 26--A string of recent and planned office building purchases at the Lakes on Post Oak complex signals continued strength of the prestigious Galleria area. MetLife Real Estate Investors said Monday that it purchased a 22-story building in the high-end office development just south of the Galleria. The approximately 430,000-square-foot property with multiple tenants is at 3040 Post Oak ...
08/25/2014In building boom, construction workers gain the upper hand

Aug. 25--On a conference call earlier this month, the president of Houston-based developer Camden Property Trust described what it's like building apartments in markets where construction is booming and skilled workers are in short supply. "It's a catfight to get subcontractors to fully staff at your jobs," said D. Keith Oden. He added, "It's hand-to-hand combat." The labor shortage has become ...
08/24/2014Pflugerville Community Development Corp. scorecard: hits and misses

Aug. 24-- It's too soon to say how the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. will fare with some of its latest deals, such as its $23.5 million loan to build the Hawaiian Falls water and adventure park. But the deals struck before the start of 2013 have had enough time to pan out -- or not. Here's how those earlier deals turned out: SUCCESS STORIES One of the largest completed deals by the ...

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