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Student Housing Project Considered by City Council

Posted by Jon Weist, on Fri January 17 2014 at 02:20 PM


On matters involving development issues, the Chamber has previously supported policies that promote quality development and redevelopment. On occasion, if a project appears to add value, and meets development standards for quality and economic improvement, we have sought support for that project from our members.

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Items for Senate study this year released

Posted by Jon Weist, on Fri January 10 2014 at 02:00 PM


Maybe it was the 7 months it took to adjourn the Legislature, or the focus on passing the constitutional amendment for water development, or the ice storm.

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State Budget Harvesting Big Gains from Energy Production

Posted by Jon Weist, on Fri November 15 2013 at 02:49 PM


One of the big changes in state government from the budget-slashing session in 2011 to the slightly more generous – but by no means big-spending – session in 2013 was the willingness of state leaders to dip into the Economic Stabilization Fund to fill some budget holes and begin work on big-ticket, long-neglected items.

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Vote Yes On Proposition 6

Posted by Jon Weist, on Wed October 16 2013 at 10:33 AM


Nothing will get in the way of Texas’ growth quicker than an unreliable water supply. US government debt and spending notwithstanding, a state that can’t meet the water demands of residents and businesses is a state that won’t grow.

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Multi-family study shows most apartments considered problems are 30-40 years old

Posted by Jon Weist, on Wed September 18 2013 at 08:11 PM


In a companion to a single-family housing survey presented to the City Council in June, Arlington planners recently updated council members on the age, condition and location of the city’s multi-family housing stock.

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