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09/30/2014CityCentre expansion to include offices, retail and apartments

Sept. 30--The developer of west Houston's CityCentre has acquired more than 6 adjacent acres for a major expansion that will bring the northern boundary of the high-end mixed-use complex all the way to Interstate 10 for the first time. "This is pretty big in the sense that we'll create a gateway entrance from I-10," said Shon Link, executive vice president of development for Midway, which ...
09/28/2014Keechi Wind Farm

Sept. 28--in the air JACKSBORO -- The landscape along U.S. Highway 281 south of Wichita Falls has changed over the years, some caused by Mother Nature, the rest by man. Some of the most visible changes along the highway can be seen from afar as man looks to harness Mother Nature's wind and turn it into energy by building wind farms. Another such farm is under construction now just west of 281 ...
09/27/2014New home construction remains steady

Sept. 27--WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- The drought has had an affect on new home construction, but those looking to have a home built seems to be increasing. Barney Brock, a homebuilder with Lance Friday Homes and president of the North Texas Home Builders Association, said those wanting to build a home never left the market because of the drought. They've patiently waited, he said, as the city ...
09/25/2014Johnston stepping away from TPCO America

Sept. 25--GREGORY -- TPCO America's $1 billion pipe plant near Gregory is on pace to open by mid-2016, but that it will do so without J.J. Johnston. Johnston on Wednesday announced his resignation as TPCO America's director of administration, a job that allowed him to be the face of a Chinese company that is now three years into construction of the 253-acre facility. In recent months, the ...
09/25/2014Breaking Ground: Betenbough homes unveils plans for 27,000-square-foot expansion

Sept. 25--It was ten years ago when Betenbough Homes opened the doors to their main office building on 82nd Street, just east of Milwaukee Avenue. Now, the faith-based, employee-owned company that has built more than 5,000 homes in communities across West Texas has announced it will expand its headquarters on the ground located just east of its current location. During a ceremony Wednesday, ...
09/24/2014California company wants to buy, raze Westchester Plaza

Sept. 24--FORT WORTH -- A California-based real estate investment trust plans to buy and tear down troubled Westchester Plaza, the state's largest assisted-living facility for Medicaid recipients, and build a $108.6 million development at the Summit Avenue site. Details were made public this week at a meeting of the tax increment finance district for the city's south side, where the board ...
09/23/2014Development giving new life to College Street corridor

Sept. 23--Elwood Nixon was on his "long Monday walk" along College Street that he likes to take after a weekend of watching football on television. Nixon, 82, kept the sun off his Cowboys cap with an orange umbrella and carried a small bottle of water in a plastic bag. He took his time on his walk to the H-E-B Pantry store on South 11th Street. "They're going to build a big store right there," ...
09/23/2014For sale: Northwest Mall goes on the block

Sept. 23--The owners of Northwest Mall, one of Houston's largest regional retail centers, are shopping the property to potential buyers that could raze the 800,000-square-foot structure and build a high-density development in its place. The marketing of the property, which sits on 52 acres just outside the 610 Loop in northwest Houston, comes at a time when enclosed shopping malls have fallen ...
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) ...
09/17/2014Demolition brings down art deco apartments

Sept. 17--The 1930s-era Josephine Apartments, an art deco complex in a tree-lined neighborhood near Rice University, were torn down by builders Tuesday to be replaced by townhomes. The homebuilders who recently purchased the 75-year-old property said they plan to build four townhomes on the lot at the corner of Bolsover and Ashby. The property joins many other vintage apartment complexes torn ...
09/17/2014Texas Transmission Line Proposal Sparks High-Powered Dispute

Sept. 17--A battle is brewing between three Houston-based Fortune 500 companies -- and Texas electricity customers could be stuck in the middle. The Public Utility Commission of Texas may decide later this year whether to allow electric transmission company CenterPoint Energy to move forward with plans for a $590 million transmission line to Houston that the company says is critical to ...
09/16/2014While chasing Tesla, Austin area finds 'gamechanger site'

Sept. 16-- Officials with Tesla Motors visited Williamson County at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company's $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local and state officials. The electric car company's intense interest in 1,200-plus acres between Hutto and Taylor galvanized the two ...
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 ...
09/15/2014Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of the states of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells ...
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. ...
09/11/2014Odessa Chamber of Commerce endorses road referendum

Sept. 11--Odessa Chamber of Commerce officials announced their support of a ballot referendum that asks voters on Nov. 4 to approve $1.4 billion in annual spending for the state highway fund. The referendum would establish a constitutional amendment that would provide ongoing funding for transportation infrastructure by taking money from oil and gas severance taxes that go into the Texas' ...
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 ...

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