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Aggie, Longhorns and everything Texas

Group for all Texans and those who would to rather be in Texas.

Location: Texas
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Comment by Aggie on September 17, 2009 at 7:44pm
COASTAL PROTECTION PLAN BIGGEST EVER FOR TEXAS


GALVESTON (Associated Press) – A year after Hurricane Ike destroyed thousands of homes in Galveston, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has announced a $135.4 million plan to fight beach erosion and defend the coast against hurricanes.

Patterson said the plan marks the biggest effort of its kind in Texas history.

Work will begin immediately on 26 projects spanning the Texas coastline. The biggest will be a more than $46 million beach renourishment that will replace sand over a six-mile stretch from the west end of Galveston's seawall.

Other projects include $32 million to restore dunes along 20 miles of beaches that protect the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, $18.3 million to rebuild dunes on Bolivar Peninsula and a $1 million test project on South Padre Island that will place concrete-filled tubes underwater in beaches on the north end. The tubes will slow erosion by retaining sand usually lost to waves and currents.

Patterson said the state is allocating $25 million for the effort. Matching funds from local communities and the federal government bring the total to more than $135 million.
Comment by Aggie on September 10, 2009 at 8:27pm
Bus Stop In a crowded city at a busy bus stop, a beautiful young woman who was waiting for a bus was wearing a tight mini skirt.

As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the bus.

Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little, thinking that this would give her enough slack to raise her leg.

Again, she tried to make the step only to discover she still couldn't.

So, a little more embarrassed, she once again reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little more, and for the second time attempted the step, and, once again, much to her dismay, she could not raise her leg.

With a little smile to the driver, she again reached behind a third time to unzip a little more and again was unable to make the step.

About this time, a large Texan who was standing behind her picked her up easily by the waist and placed her gently on the step of the bus.

She went ballistic and turned to the would be Samaritan and yelled, "How dare you touch my body! I don't even know who you are!"

The Texan smiled and drawled, "Well, ma'am, normally I would agree with you, but after you unzipped my fly three times, I kinda figured we was friends!"
Comment by Aggie on September 9, 2009 at 7:50pm
TEXAS METROS AMONG BEST TO LIVE, WORK

NEW YORK (Forbes.com) – Dallas, Houston and Austin are among the top four U.S. cities in which to earn a living, according to Forbes Magazine.

The magazine found Dallas to be the most desirable city in the nation to live and work, while Houston was second and Austin came in fourth.

Among the best reasons to take up residence in Houston or Dallas, according to Forbes, is the number of top-ranked companies headquartered in each city: 38 and 15, respectively.

The rankings were determined by median income, cost of living, job growth and the quality of the business environment.
Comment by Aggie on September 3, 2009 at 8:14pm
Comment by Aggie on September 3, 2009 at 6:53pm


Swine Flu Paranoia!
Comment by Aggie on September 3, 2009 at 6:51pm
NISSAN ROLLING INTO ROSENBERG


ROSENBERG (Houston Business Journal) – Nissan Motor Co. is set to become the first tenant at the 800-acre CenterPoint Intermodal Center–Houston metro hub.

Railroad operator Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have agreed to establish a finished-vehicle distribution center at the 800-acre intermodal and automotive logistics park located 35 miles southwest of Houston.

The center will act as a regional automotive distribution center for Nissan in Texas.

The new facility will allow European-based WWL to provide Nissan vehicle distribution services in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma from a single site.

Completed in June, the park is a joint development project of Illinois-based CenterPoint Properties and KCS Railway Co.
Comment by Aggie on September 3, 2009 at 6:46pm
HAR COUNTRY'S LARGEST REALTOR ASSOCIATION


HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) is now the largest local Realtor board in the United States, following a recent increase in membership and a decline in membership at New York’s Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR).

HAR currently has a Realtor membership of 23,354, surpassing LIBOR’s Realtor membership of 23,236 by 118 Realtors.

HAR and LIBOR are by far the country’s largest local Realtor associations, with the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors ranking third with 13,439 members.
Comment by Aggie on September 3, 2009 at 6:45pm
ALAMO COLLEGE'S ACCOLADES


SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Business Journal) – Alamo College has recently added 24 buildings totaling more than one million sf, and four of those buildings have been recognized for excellence in design.

San Antonio College's parking garage, located off San Pedro Ave., received the 2007–08 Award for Building/Structural/Special Project from the San Antonio Council of Engineering Companies. The architect was O’Connell Robertson Architects of Austin.

The Academic Instruction Center, also part of San Antonio College, was picked as the Project of Distinction for the 2009 Education Design Showcase by Design + Architecture in Education magazine. The architects were locally based firms West East Design Group and Madeline Anz Slay Architecture PLLC.

At the Palo Alto campus, the Veterinary Technology Building received an Excellence in Construction award from the South Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. The architect was locally based Rehler Vaughn & Koone.

The Live Oak Hall Academic Center at Northwest Vista College won awards for process of planning, design, educational appropriateness, innovation and sustainability from the Texas Association of School Administrators and the American Institute of Architects. San Antonio–based OCO Architects was the architect for the center.
Comment by Aggie on September 2, 2009 at 7:04pm
TOYOTA HAULING IN HUNDREDS OF JOBS

SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Express-News) – Toyota Motor Corp. has confirmed plans to move Tacoma pickup production from a plant in Northern California to its San Antonio manufacturing facility by next summer. The move is expected to add as many as 1,100 new jobs to the facility over time.

Toyota will stop making vehicles at the California plant in March.

San Antonio and Bexar County officials estimate the local Toyota plant — which currently builds only Tundras — will crank out 100,000 Tacomas annually following a $100 million retooling of the facility.
Comment by Aggie on September 1, 2009 at 7:55pm
Annual Feast of St John's in Fayetteville on 9/6/2009. Polka Mass 10AM. BBQ Beef, Pork and Sausage. Kolaches and pastries!
 

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