32nd Annual - Big Country Homebuilders

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32nd Annual - Big Country Homebuilders
Big Country HBA
4398 Crawford Drive
Abilene, TX 79602
325-698-4232
FAX 325-692-5844
2013 President
Frank Langley
2618 S Hwy 83-84
Tuscola TX 79562
325-572-3398
Fax 325-572-3398
Cell 325-665-6339
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
 President’s Pen
 Lunch Notice
 Permits Issued
 EPA Regulation Intrudes on State Rights
 TAB Model Construction Safety Program
 TAB Contracts CD
 2013 Tax Deduction
 PWB
 TAB Member Rebate
 Golf Tournament
 TAB 83rd Legislative
Session Summary
 Habitat Clay Shoot
President’s Pen by Frank Langley
This week the good Lord
gave us much rain, a really good
soaking rain without wind and
storms and most of us Texans got a
good amount. It's great we received
this rain, but with it as a builder its
always difficult to know our employees lose work, and our customers
homes get delayed. So now its behind us, and the lakes are fuller, lets
get everyone in this business back
going full steam ahead, giving the
Big Country some great new quality
homes.
Speaking of great homes, the
2013 Parade of Homes just ended,
and it was a big success. A Big
Thanks to our Builder and Associate
Members who participated.
Coming up August 10th is our
Sporting Clay Shoot! Randy Burson
and his team have the biggest and
best event ever planned for this
years event, so don't miss out. Sign
up now to Shoot, Volunteer, donate
a auction item, or just come party
with us, it's a guaranteed good
time.
Guest Speaker for
August 1st
REPRESENTATIVE
SUSAN KING
LUNCHEON NOTICE
Thursday August 1
Abilene Country Club
32nd Annual
BCHBA
Golf Tournament
Wednesday
September 18, 2013
1510 East Industrial Blvd.
Abilene, Texas 79602
325-690-9190
4 Person Scramble
9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
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PERMITS ISSUED: June 21—July 17, 2013
Inside city limit:
McLean Construction
Arredondo
Countryside Homes LLC
Pat Donahue
Mason Trendsetters Inc
Stockard Construction Inc
Flying V Homes LLC
Briscoe Custom Homes
Briscoe Custom Homes
Rodney Cosper
Buckner Construction LLC
Elegancia Homes LLC
Mike Ward Custom Homes
Ron Fogle Construction
Jim Loudermilk
Cornerstone Enterprises
LaVilla Britten Homes LLC
LaVilla Britten Homes LLC
Briscoe Custom Homes
Legacy Homes
Mark Aldriedge
2326 Valholla Ct
5201 Maple St
6217 Tradition Dr
602 Scoobie Tr
1518 Glen Eagles
4573 La Hacienda Dr
5141 Yellowstone Tr
3542 Firedog Rd
3473 Gays Wy
2141 Canyon Rock Ct
3550 Balboa Beach
5102 Yellowstone Tr
7201 Maple St
5650 Legacy Dr
4809 Spring Creek Rd
6234 Honor Roll Ct
4065 Esman Ct
4049 Esman Ct
3302 Gays Wy
4209 Sierra Sunset
5010 Prominent Wy
21 SFP inside city limit
415,000
105,000
220,000
139,000
165,000
500,000
126,000
130,000
177,000
280,000
210,000
145,000
235,000
334,690
130,000
198,000
140,000
140,000
209,000
200,000
251,000
4,450,290
Saturday August 10, 2013
Abilene clay Sports
$140 per shooter
Includes dinner & 2 drinks
Game Board
Live Auction
Silent Auction
(see page 7)
MOUTRAY & ASSOCIATES
INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Thank you for furnishing those
delicious cookies for the board
meetings!
Yum-um-um-yum!
Outside city limit:
H.G. Services
Lantrip’s Custom Homes
Andy Akins
Terry Kraly
Meridith Stewartson
Miller Custom Homes
Bill Clark Custom Homes
Wesley Hamilton
Countryside Homes LLC
Boyd Construction
3 D Assets LLC
Tony Richards
1198 Ohlhausen Rd
1126 Iberis Rd So
273 CR 127
321 CR 321
782 Belle Plains Rd
2209 CR 142
257 Magnum
742 Old Coleman Hwy
101 Mountain Meadows
289 Magnum St
126 Turkey Creek Ln
142 Weatherman Ln
Abilene
Tuscola
Tuscola
Abilene
Tuscola
Lawn
Tuscola
Abilene
Tuscola
Tuscola
Abilene
Abilene
NO BANQUET IN DECEMBER!
12 SFP outside city limit
33 Single Family Permits issued this time frame.
TexasBuildersFoundation.org
[email protected]
Www.nahb.org/MA
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Environmental Protection Agency Regulation Intrudes on State Rights
July 11, 2013
Congress had a vision for national environmental policymaking when it created the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is known as cooperative federalism. In practice, cooperative federalism meant that the EPA and states worked together in order to effectively balance
economic progress with environmental protection, says William Yeatman, an energy policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Since 2009, however, the EPA has radically altered this balance of power. To be precise, the agency has expanded its own prerogatives, at the expense of the states' rightful
authority.

Since 2009, EPA regulatory disapprovals are up 190 percent relative to the average during
the previous three presidential terms.
 EPA takeovers of state programs are up 2,750 percent.
 The EPA expanded its own jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act; by reinterpreting the
phrase "navigable waters," the agency would seize jurisdiction over virtually every drop of water
in America. The rule is a significant threat to states' traditional land and resource management
role.
 The EPA is expected to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for
ozone. This unwarranted rule would plunge up to 96 percent of the country into a classification
known as "NAAQS-nonattainment," one of the harshest possible regulatory programs. The
EPA has limited states' ability to choose which fuels they are allowed to use for electricity
generation.
 The EPA has proposed a regulation, known as the Carbon Pollution Standard, which would
effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants.
 In addition, the EPA has issued a suite of pending or final regulations that are likely to lead to
the retirement of 81,000 megawatts of coal-fired electricity generation.
In addition, the EPA has been attempting to regulate hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") -thetechnological revolution in drilling that has led to a precipitous increase in American oil and
gas production over the last five years. The EPA has reviewed environmental statutes looking
for "loopholes" with which it could regulate the process. The agency has also made unwelcome
intrusions into the fracking oversight process in a number of states.
Source: William Yeatman, "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Assault on State Sovereignty,"
American Legislative Exchange Council, 2013.
Mark your calendar: December Membership Luncheon scheduled for
Thursday December 5, 2013!
TAB’s Model Construction Safety
Program &
Jobsite Safety Standards Package
Texas Association of Builders
313 East 12th Street, Suite 210
Austin, Texas 78701
TAB’s Contracts CD
Give yourself one less thing to
worry about—A brand NEW TAB
Contracts CD will be
created after this legislative session
ends and will be available for
purchase after August 31, 2013.
Must be a member of the BCHBA
to purchase this CD. To pre-order
call 325-698-4232.
2013 TAX DEDUCTION
In 1993, the U.S. Congress enacted the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act that contained provisions affecting trade
associations. The Act provided that taxpayers will no longer be able to deduct from their federal income taxes any portion of the
association dues attributable to that association’s “lobbying activities” as an ordinary and necessary cost of doing business.
For 2013, NAHB estimates that the non-deductible portion of national dues-the portion that is applicable to lobbying is
17%. Thus, for a member who pays their NAHB dues of $150 in 2013, 17% or $25.50 will not be eligible for deduction as a business expense. Similarly, for an affiliate member who pays their NAHB dues of $5.00 in 2013, 17% or $.85, will not be eligible for
deduction as a business expense.
For 2013, The Texas Association of Builders estimates that the non-deductible portion of state dues is 70%. With dues of
$111, the amount not deductible as a business expense will be $77.70. For an affiliate member who pays their TAB dues of $25.00
in 2013, 70% or $17.50 of their dues is not deductible as a business expense.
Therefore, the total amount of 2013 state and national dues for a member that is not deductible as a business expense is
$103.20, and for an affiliate member the amount is $18.35.
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Professional Women in Building
by Mitzi Merchant
PWB hopes you are
enjoying your summer!
32nd Annual
BCHBA
Golf Tournament
Wednesday
September 18, 2013
Create your own team of 4
4 Person Scramble
9:00 Shotgun Start
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
SOLD Lunch Sponsor (4 free entries)
____ Title Sponsors (4 free entries)
____ Corporate Sponsors (2 free entries)
____ Putting Green Sponsor (1 free entry)
____ Longest Drive Sponsor (1 free entry)
____ Closest to the Pin Sponsor (1 free entry)
____ Driving Range Sponsor (1 free entry)
____ Hole Sponsor (1 free entry)
SOLD Beverage Cart (no free entry)
____ Cart Sponsors (no free entry)
DINNER SPONSOR
First Financial Bank
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$500.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$250.00
$250.00
$ 75.00
Next scheduled HBA After Hours
Thursday December 5th
Watch for details!
HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR
Hanner Chevrolet GMC
TITLE SPONSORS
A.E.P. Texas
Anderson Tile Sales
Door Prizes
are needed!
Volunteers
are needed!
WATER SPONSOR
First Financial Bank
And DITTY BAG items!
325-698-4232
BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR
Texas Association of Builders
(TAB)
CART SPONSORS
Don Faulkner Construction
Communities of Abilene FCU
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Membership Dues & HOMEPAC at work - TAB,
83rd Legislative Session!
(continued on page 6)
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(83rd Legislative Session, continued)
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To Volunteer call
Mitzi Merchant
325-695-1144
Board Game $20.00 per square (Winchester 101 O&U)
Live Auction Colt AR 15 & Guided Hunt for 4
Silent Auction
AUCTION ITEMS ARE STILL NEEDED
Contact Randy Burson (325-669-1632)
Rhonda Hatchett (829-7007)
Come to the Round Building—enjoy
dinner and evening activities only
$10.00 per person but
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
Call 325-698-4232 to reserve your seats.
Big Country Home Builders Association
4398 Crawford Drive
Abilene, Texas 79602
3142 S. 27th * Abilene * 325-673-5096
Fax 325-676-3716
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