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  • In the News

    Austin passes modest accessibility requirement for new houses; study finds pneumatic-nailer triggering has little effect on speed; builders fined for runoff; more


    AUSTIN—Changes in the at-risk and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD) set-asides are some of the most notable changes proposed in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ (TDHCA) 2008 draft qualified allocation plan (QAP), according to Robbye Meyer, director of...

  • Texas is Tops for Luraline Sales

    Lighting manufacturer Luraline has announced its annual Sales Achievement Awards winners. Two out of three of the company's top-selling sales agencies for 2006 hail from Texas. The Lighting Alliance of Dallas, which covers a sales territory ranging from New Mexico to northern Texas and eastward to...

  • One Family at a Time in Austin

    Austin, Texas— A former addict who’s now in job training and reunited with her daughter, a video editor studying business management with plans to start his own theater center, and a small-plane pilot who lost his home after a back injury and is now working to become a physicians’ assistant: These...

  • Whole Foods, Austin, TeXas

    CHALLENGE Far from the sterile environment of a conventional supermarket, the inviting atmosphere of the Whole Foods Markets encourages shoppers to explore and linger. While retailers favor bright lights to lure customers to displays, general concerns over the use of traditional lamps, specifically...

  • Commendable Achievement, Outdoor - Frost Bank Tower

    With a significant presence both day and night, the Frost Bank Headquarters has created a signature feature for the Austin, Texas, skyline. As lighting design firm Cline Bettridge Bernstein (CBBLD) explains, 'the architect wanted a building that comes to a singular statement at the top; a clear...

  • Austin, Texas: Incentives to Aid AffordableProjects

    The Texas capital is trying to meet its affordable housing demands with an incentive program called SMART (Safe, Mixed-Income, Accessible, Reasonably Priced, Transit-Oriented) Housing.

  • TDHCA leadership changes: Carrington leaves for newpost

    Austin, Texas – Edwina Carrington, who has led the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for the last four years, said it’s a logical time for her to move on.

  • Green Building For Profit

    These builders switched from commercial construction to environmentally responsible residential building — and they’ve learned how to make money at it.

  • Eight Penny News

    Lessons from Hurricane Erin, radiant barrier study, tax depreciation basics