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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 ...
08/03/2015Island 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. ...
08/02/2015Summit talks transportation and the environment

Aug. 02--SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Transportation and environmental issues will be the talk of the town during this week's West Texas Legislative Summit. The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce hosts the 12th annual event Tuesday and Wednesday at Angelo State Universtiy's C.J. Davidson Conference Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, where elected officials and industry experts will speak about opportunities and ...
08/01/2015Annetta awards bid for wastewater treatment plant

Aug. 01--The Annetta Town Council Thursday named Houston-based AUC Group LP as the contractor for the town's new wastewater treatment plant, to be located at FM Road 5 and Thunder Head Lane. The motion also gave the mayor or his designee the authority to negotiate the contract for the prefabricated plant, to be designed at a peak flow of 164,000 gallons per day. AUC submitted a bid of ...
07/31/2015BRIEF: Construction work continues along Farm Road 1938

July 31--SOUTHLAKE -- Get use to the detours in west Southlake. As construction continues along Farm Road 1938 in Southlake, Texas Department of Transportation crews have installed temporary traffic signals, placed storm drainage box culverts and will begin milling existing pavement, according to TxDOT. The completion date has been moved back to 2017. The temporary traffic signals at Farm ...
07/31/2015$60 million project part of UT Tyler growth

July 31--The University of Texas at Tyler of the future will be much larger, more effective in economic development and engage in far more research, President Rodney Mabry said. The Texas Legislature appropriated $60 million for its newest facility project -- construction of an addition and renovation of an existing building for the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business and ...
07/31/2015Work Expected to Resume on $158M I-10 Extension Project in West El Paso

July 31--Construction is expected to resume in the next two weeks on the $158 million West El Paso Interstate 10 expansion project after the original company abruptly walked away, leaving officials and motorists in a lurch. Some preliminary work might take place Friday, Texas Department of Transportation officials said. The I-10 expansion project began in early February, but was suddenly ...
07/31/2015Phillips 66, Energy Transfer And Sunoco Logistics Form Joint Venture To Develop Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Deal Type: Partnership Deal Sub Type: Joint Venture Deal Country: United States of America Deal Status: Completed Deal Value: 0.0000 USD Deal in Brief Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. a midstream company, and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., a midstream company, formed a joint venture to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline ...
07/30/2015Güero's owners plan mixed-use project off South Congress

July 30--The owners of Güero's Taco Bar on South Congress Avenue in Austin are planning to expand their footprint with an $8 million mixed-use project that would have retail and office space, along with a few condominiums. The new building would be behind the popular Güero's restaurant, which is owned by Rob and Cathy Lippincott and their daughters, Mary Elizabeth Lippincott and Carlyle ...
07/28/2015Construction begins on Grapevine Public Safety Building

July 28--GRAPEVINE -- Construction has begun on the new Public Safety Building approved by voters in 2013 as part of a $68 million bond proposal package that included funds for an upgraded community center. The state-of-the-art public safety facility will be located on Dallas Road and will be home to the Police Department, Municipal Court, Fire Department Administration, Information Technology ...
07/28/2015Yara And BASF Break Ground On New Ammonia Plant In Freeport, Texas

Total capital investment for the plant - which is expected to come online in 2017 - is estimated at $600 million. As part of the project, Yara will build an ammonia tank at the BASF terminal and BASF will upgrade its current terminal and pipeline assets for the export of ammonia from the new plant. "I am very pleased to be here today, initiating the construction of an important investment for ...
07/27/2015Commissioners hear road complaints

July 27--The Anderson County Commissioners Court Monday heard from several residents who live on Anderson County Road 441 about the present state of the road. The residents said a gravel operation and its dump trucks are causing the road to deteriorate rapidly. They also noted safety issues on the road. "I have been run over by truck drivers," resident Randy Bowden said. "I've talked to them. ...
07/21/2015Cornyn: Highway Bill Will Enable Texas to Upgrade and Maintain Transportation Network

Every state needs the transportation infrastructure to keep people and goods moving in order to continue to grow our economy, because a growing economy creates jobs and opportunity.' WASHINGTON - In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke about the need to pass a bipartisan, long-term highway funding bill. Excerpts of Senator Cornyn's remarks are below and ...
07/19/2015ECISD construction slightly delayed

July 19--Ector County ISD may take ownership of its three new elementary schools a couple of days later than planned, but Chief Operations Officer David Finley said all the bond construction projects are expected to be finished on time. With a $129.75 million bond, the district built the elementary campuses and is making additions to Odessa and Permian high schools. The elementary campuses are ...
07/18/2015Southern crawl continues with new apartments

July 18--CORPUS CHRISTI -- As Corpus Christi grows, many new major residential developments are happening further south from downtown, including the largest new development proposed last week to the city. Plans to build the Manhattan Apartments at 7001 Lipes Blvd. were submitted to the city's Development Services Department two days after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The project is ...
07/18/2015Loy Lake bridge completion puts Town Center, Sherman Commons back in business

July 18--The cones are gone, the lanes are open, and the businesses of Sherman's Town Center and Sherman Commons developments want area consumers to know it. The traffic headaches of a 16-month bridge construction project are now behind the city, and the new Loy Lake Road bridge is open for business. "It has increased the traffic that has come in (off Loy Lake Road)," Palio's Pizza Cafe ...
07/18/2015As More Earthquakes Shake North Texas, Bridge Inspectors Check for Damage

July 18--When a big earthquake hits, the world often sees horrific images of collapsed bridges. For example, in 1989 during a deadly 6.9-magnitude San Francisco area earthquake, the double-deck Nimitz Freeway pancaked, killing 42 people and 50-foot sections of the Bay Bridge also collapsed, killing a woman. North Texas is unlikely to experience an earthquake of that scope, researchers said. ...
07/16/2015GM to expand SUV plant

General Motors is spending $1.4 billion, or more than a quarter of its U.S.-wide manufacturing investment, to expand the Arlington, Texas, plant where it builds its largest and most profitable SUVs.Construction is expected to begin this summer and will be complete in 2018, but it will not disrupt production of Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades. ...
07/16/2015EOG Resources plans to expand Midland presence

July 16--EOG Resources project engineers were on hand at Tuesday's Midland City Council meeting to discuss plans to expand its Midland presence. The company has requested council approval of a rezoning plan that will accommodate construction work that is part of EOG's three-phase expansion effort. A first reading was Tuesday. Phase one of the expansion will involve building a new surface ...
07/15/2015Dozens hold vigil for construction worker who died on the job

July 15--With lit candles, an impromptu choir and sorrow in their hearts, a group of about 50 people marched Tuesday night from the Plaza Saltillo Station to a construction site in East Austin to lay an altar in memory of a construction worker who died on the job last month. The incident struck a chord among workers and labor advocates who say 28-year-old Ramiro Loa's death is an example of ...
07/14/2015GM invests $1.4B to expand Texas SUV plant

July 14--General Motors is spending $1.4 billion, or more than a quarter of its U.S.-wide manufacturing investment to expand the Arlington, Texas, plant where it builds its largest and most profitable SUVs. Construction is expected to begin this summer and will be complete in 2018, but it will not disrupt production of Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac ...
07/14/2015Hill Country native serves with Navy construction group

July 14--One Hill Country native is proudly serving his country as a member of the U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, based in Gulfport, Mississippi. Constructionman Russell Nail, a Boerne native, specializes in building structures in areas of conflict. Sailors attached to units such as the NMCB 133 are nicknamed Seabees, a unique Navy group trained as builders and fighters ...
07/13/2015Proposed construction of gas pipelines concerns San Elizario residents

July 13--Two large pipelines that will transport natural gas to Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission may soon be under construction near San Elizario, raising safety and environmental concerns among area residents. The proposed pipelines come as energy policy reforms implemented by the Mexican government last year now allow foreign companies to invest in that country's energy industry. The ...
07/11/2015Big Chihuahua City homebuilder has entered El Paso home market with some new looks

July 11--One of the largest homebuilders in Chihuahua City has moved into the El Paso market. Corporación Técnica de Urbanismo, or CTU, plans to build 134 homes in Horizon Hills, located between Eastlake and Horizon boulevards in far East El Paso County, reported Fernando Torres, vice president of operations for Metro Homes, the company name being used by CTU in the United States. Metro Homes ...
07/11/2015Austin outlines road map to fix building and planning departments

July 11--Four months after a consultant's report exposed problems within the city's oft-criticized planning and building departments, Austin officials released their own report detailing how they plan to turn around the beleaguered departments. But providing the extra staff and upgraded technology needed to fix these departments won't be cheap. The city says it plans to ask for $2.8 million ...

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