Texas higher ed, science infrastructure bonds advance to House

A bill authorizing $3.1 billion worth of bonds for construction projects at more than 50 Texas public colleges and health research institutions has advanced out of committee and will go before the full Texas House of Representatives, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

The bill would fund an $80 million renovation of the University of Texas at Austin chemistry building, another $80 million for a bioresearch facility at Texas A&M University in College Station, $63 million for an engineering building…

SABJ announces its 2015 Best in Residential Real Estate Award winners

The San Antonio Business Journal is proud to announce its listing of top-performing residential real estate agents in the city.

We will be publishing four lists that honor the Top 25 Luxury Real Estate Agents, the Top 50 Residential Real Estate Agents, the Top 25 Residential Real Estate Teams and the Top Farm and Ranch Real Estate Agents.

The leading agents will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, April 9, while the lists will run in a special publication in the Friday, April 10 edition of the…

McCombs: Cowboys, Jones won’t sack potential Raiders move to San Antonio

San Antonio businessman and former NFL owner Red McCombs said he doesn’t expect Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will look to prevent the Oakland Raiders from relocating to the Alamo City — even though Jones would love to hold on to as many South Texas fans for his team as possible.

While Jones would surely prefer that the Raiders relocate to Los Angeles — or anywhere else outside of Texas — McCombs, the former owner of the Minnesota Vikings, doesn’t believe the outspoken Cowboys owner would…

Transaction Action: DH Realty brokers deal at Union Stock Yards

This special online feature details the real-estate sales, leases, new assignments and other deals that have recently taken place in San Antonio and other parts of Texas. Every week, we will post a new listing of some of the latest real estate news for our readers.

Have some newsworthy real estate news to share? Contact real estate reporter Tricia Lynn Silva at tsilva@bizjournals.com.

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Vantage Point, a 26,734-square-foot office building at 8026 Vantage Drive has changed hands. Kyle Gunter…

Sitterle earns top honor from San Antonio homebuilder organization

The San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) has named Sitterle Homes its 2011 Builder of the Year.

The award recognizes Sitterle’s work with the local real estate brokerage community throughout the year — including fundraisers for SABOR’s Council of Residential Specialists. Sitterle is also a sponsor of the real estate organization’s Heroes Welcome Home event, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and the Family Support Center.

“This year, we focused on collaborating with Realtors to help strengthen San Antonio’s housing market,” says Sitterle Homes President Frank Sitterle…

Buffalo Wings & Rings makes debut in San Antonio

A Cincinnati-based eatery is spreading its wings, and its rings, to San Antonio.

Buffalo Wings & Rings will debut in the Alamo City on Dec. 14. The restaurant will occupy 6,500 square feet of space in the Cornerstone Shopping Center at 203 N. Loop 1604 West, in far North San Antonio.

The franchisee for the local BW&R is father-and-son team Eduardo Amezcua and Eddie Amezcua Jr. The duo also own and operate the BW&R in the South Texas city of Del Rio.

The local restaurant will be only the second in the 52-store chain to feature the “Next Generation G3” prototype for Buffalo Wings & Rings — a look that is meant to inspire group gatherings, according to Roger David, president and CEO of BW&R…

San Antonio Museum extends Friday, Saturday evening hours

Friday night, Asian art, a glass of wine — all on the San Antonio River Walk?

Yes, please.

In response to visitor requests for later weekend hours — and the growing cultural and social scene on the Museum Reach portion of the river — The San Antonio Museum of Art has extended its Friday and Saturday hours until 9 p.m.

In the past, SAMA has closed at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Now, guests can take in new exhibits such as “5,000 Years of Chinese Jade,” grab some French bistro fare and a beverage at Cafe des Artistes, until long after the sun goes down…

Baptist Health System eliminating more than 100 positions

San Antonio has survived the harsh economy better than a number of other cities across the country, but there is evidence here, even within health care — the Alamo City’s leading industry — of economic wounds.

Officials with Baptist Health System, which operates several hospitals in San Antonio, say the economy is to blame for a workforce reduction that will impact dozens of its employees.

Baptist says it is eliminating and consolidating some positions. That restructuring affects 118 Baptist employees…