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07/28/2014Cattle rustling among challenges of parkway construction project

July 28--The sound comes from all directions if you're standing atop a mound of dirt overlooking Interstate 45, less than a mile from where the trees and subdivisions of Harris County give way to the trees and subdivisions of Montgomery County. Below, traffic whizzes along I-45 in neat clusters. In 30 minutes, it'll slow to a crawl with the end of the work day. In a year or so, the spot will ...
07/27/2014TxDOT preparing for Yale bridge replacement

July 27--Time is running out for the historic Yale Street bridge over White Oak Bayou as its condition deteriorates and surrounding development places increasing demands on it. Some in the Heights- area community believe more should be done to preserve the 1930s-era structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Yale Street span The Yale Street bridge, a longtime ...
07/26/2014Engineers plumb depths of three water solutions

July 26--The flow of water service negotiations between Kilgore and Longview was practically cut off in late June, but local elected officials' workshop discussion trended in favor of the deal Tuesday night. Water once again dominated a capital improvement back-and-forth between Kilgore Council Members and their public works chiefs, the city's engineers looking for direction on how best to ...
07/26/2014EDITORIAL: The T gets back on track with rail service to DFW Airport

July 26--Action by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority board last week was a major step toward getting proposed rail service from downtown to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport back on track. Plans for TEX Rail, a $810-million project to extend commuter train service to the airport and Grapevine, had been stalled for some time, partly because of a delay in receiving federal funds that would pay 50 ...
07/23/2014City officials moving forward with West Side olympic-sized pool project

July 23--City officials moved ahead Tuesday in building an $8 million, Olympic-sized pool on the West Side. The Westside pool will be designed by In*Situ Architecture PLLC for about $732,000. The motion passed unanimously. "The actual fee falls within what is paid in industry standards for design services, so honestly it's within that range," said Javier Reyes, the city's quality of life ...
07/22/2014Bryan schools bond headed to voters in November

July 22--A $132 million plan that would create intermediate schools for fifth- and sixth-graders in the Bryan school district and renovate campuses districtwide is in the hands of voters. The Bryan school board Monday unanimously called for a Nov. 4 bond election that would pay for what officials describe as much-needed projects. Out of the $132 million, roughly $31 million would be spent on ...
07/21/2014Competition fierce for industrial projects, jobs

July 21--PORT ARTHUR -- If a company is going to do business in Port Arthur and ask for a tax abatement to help pave the way, the company should be prepared to hire local residents. That's the premise of Port Arthur's new tax abatement policy -- one designed to decrease an unemployment rate that is more than double the state average, while offering enough economic incentive to attract ...
07/21/2014Work continues on South Broadway shell buildings

July 21--BHP Development Group LLC is constructing a 4,990-square-foot shell, Building 8 at Broadway Hills Plaza, 7925 S. Broadway Ave. for $448,750. Kessinger Development Group is the contractor. Also at Broadway Hills Plaza, Schambach Ministries International, of Flint, is finishing out a 2,217-square-foot space, at 7925 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 320, for $110,850. Kessinger Development is the ...
07/19/2014Every drop counts: What homebuilders are doing to help water conservation

July 19--The saying "every drop counts" seems be more and more true in West Texas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. Mix that with Lubbock's limited rainfall and dropping aquifer, and the result is everyone has a responsibility to conserve household water, including those who are, well, building the ...
07/19/2014Officials narrowing options for commuter rail lines

July 19--With freight trains on Houston area tracks teeming with cargo, supporters of commuter rail to the suburbs are focusing on three spots where they can potentially build their own lines for passengers. The Gulf Coast Rail District -- created in part to find a way to make commuter rail work in Houston -- is studying three possible routes for large passenger trains. What's clear, at least ...
07/18/2014Canadian developer buys more land for new homes along Chisholm Trail Parkway

July 18--Walton Group of Companies, which recently acquired state land along the southern portion of the Chisholm Trail Parkway, has bought several hundred acres more in the area to build single-family homes. Walton, a Canadian company which has its U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, said today it bought 268 acres from Stratford Land Co. and Legacy Capital Co., two Dallas-based firms that ...
07/16/2014Hogaboom Road gets facelift

July 16--Motorists traveling along Hogaboom Road will likely experience some inconvenience for the next few weeks as crews work to rebuild the heavily utilized street. Construction workers will tackle the project in two block increments and are currently working between Whitaker and Alabama. Groves City Manager D. Sosa said the city is working closely with Jefferson County Precinct 2, Huntsman ...
07/16/2014Comptroller's report not 'truly reflective' of KISD schools

July 16--With errors in Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs' report on school construction, Kilgore and Sabine ISD officials question using the report as a gauge for comparing construction costs at new Texas schools. "I can stand [behind our] numbers," KISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Revard Pfeffer said about the data submitted. The report was not without its flaws, ...
07/15/2014Alabama Flag Gets Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired

July 15--SAN ANTONIO -- A crane operator working on renovations of Texas A&M's Kyle Field decided to show his team pride by flying an Alabama Crimson Tide flag along the wall of the stadium. Unfortunately, the Alabama fan's actions were not well received and he was fired, according to FOX Sports. The Alabama fan responsible for hoisting the flag atop the stadium no longer works there. Texas ...
07/15/2014Fort Worth to buy 66-year-old office building across from City Hall

July 15--FORT WORTH -- The city of Fort Worth has agreed to pay $3 million for a four-story office building across Monroe Street from City Hall. The City Council was scheduled to approve the purchase on Tuesday night. City staff said $70,000 in closing costs has been allocated to buy the 46,000-square-foot building at 900 Monroe St., built in 1942. It will also spend $453,000 repairing, ...
07/15/2014Faux Alamo: 1930s WPA project succumbs to the wrecking ball

July 15--BULLARD -- A building resembling a key Texas battleground made its last stand. The building -- affectionately known as "The Alamo" to generations of Bullard residents -- was torn down last week after years of neglect to make way for roads that will relieve traffic congestion during pick-up and drop-off times at Bullard Intermediate School. The building was constructed in the mid-1930s ...
07/15/201440-story Residential Project Set to Rise in Downtown Houston

July 15--A developer plans to break ground in just a few weeks on perhaps the largest residential tower ever built in downtown Houston, a project symbolic of this city's healthy economy and downtown's emergence as a suddenly sought-after place to call home. The Texas-size tower is set to rise 40 stories and house 463 apartments built to near-condominium standards, the developers said Monday. ...
07/14/2014Genecov Group remodeling medical center

July 14--The Genecov Group is renovating a 5,521-square-foot facility for Nova Medical Center, at 747 S. Beckham Ave., for $355,493. Work by Caliber Associations, of Mineola, includes building an interior space, new walls, flooring, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. The Salvation Army is constructing a 3,750-square-foot Women's Auxiliary Warehouse at 201 E. Bow St. The pre-manufactured ...
07/14/2014Legislators optimistic about university construction funding

July 14--The 84th legislative session could bring good news for university construction funding, according to one West Texas lawmaker. State Rep. Tom Craddick said he expects tuition revenue bonds will be funded during the next legislative session. "I think the main thing is we've got a lot of excess money -- not that people are looking to spend it -- but I think the economy in the state is ...
07/11/2014Author revs up support for road funds

July 11--A fifth-generation road builder and noted construction author rolled into town in a '49 Hudson on Thursday afternoon to help prop up Proposition 1, a ballot item in November's general election that will approve $1.4 billion annually to the state's transportation fund. Dan McNichol, of Boston, told a small gathering at the Wichita Falls Travel Center on Scott Street that roads are the ...
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 ...

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