The story of how the West Texas bridge construction project was approved and funded
The story is about how a West Texas oil boom was built in the middle of the Great Recession.
It’s about how President Donald Trump signed a bridge construction bill into law in December.
And it’s about what’s next.
(This is part of a series on the history of the West Texan bridge.)
A little more about the bridge and its construction The project to build the West Travis-Texas bridge began in 2003, when President George W. Bush tapped a former McKinney County deputy sheriff to oversee construction.
Travis County Judge Ron Luebke, a Republican, appointed Kevin Murphy to be the bridge project’s chief engineer.
Murphy led the construction of a concrete-and-steel structure to be installed on a nearby river, known as the Trinity, that connects the Texas-Mexico border.
In January 2010, Murphy told a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hearing in Houston that the project would create $1 billion in economic activity for the region and create 2,400 construction jobs over a 25-year period.
But construction didn’t begin until January of 2011.
By then, Murphy had been removed from the job.
Murphy had said that the construction could take as long as three years, according to court documents, and that construction would begin in March 2011.
The U.K.-based construction firm Henson and Murphy, along with a handful of subcontractors, completed the bridge’s construction.
The bridge’s completion was a major step toward bringing more than 200,000 jobs to the Lone Star State, but it also sparked criticism from some Republicans, who argued that Murphy and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) were overstepping their authority and were wasting taxpayer dollars.
Murphy resigned from the bridge board after a court challenge.
The Texas Department, however, continued to oversee the construction process, including the construction phase.
Murphy testified before the Texas Senate in March of 2012, saying that construction of the bridge would start in late 2018 and finish in late 2021.
But he also said that construction could begin as early as October 2021, and he would need the help of Congress to ensure the project was completed in time.
In November, the Texas Legislature approved a bill that would allow the bridge to start construction later than 2021, according the Texas Tribune.
The Senate approved the bill on Feb. 11, and Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott signed the bill into effect on March 16, meaning construction could start in the fall of 2019.
Murphy has maintained that he was never given the green light to start the project until late April, and the project remained in limbo until March, according a press release from Murphy’s attorney, Richard J. Jones.
Jones argued in court filings that the bridge was not a “legitimate” construction project under the state’s building code and therefore the project should be delayed until 2020.
The delays would have cost the Texas economy an estimated $6 billion, Jones said.
The bill has been called a “disaster” by some lawmakers, including U.C.L.A. law professor David L. Miller, who said the delay could have cost jobs in the construction sector.
“In the rush to finish this project, the TxDOT has been able to delay construction for the past six years,” Miller said.
“This delay will result in thousands of Texas jobs being lost and hundreds of millions of dollars being lost in Texas construction industry profits.”
The bill that allowed the construction to begin in 2019, HB 5, passed the state Senate on Feb 18, 2019, and is now headed to the House.
The House version of the bill would allow construction to start in 2021.
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said in a statement that the Senate bill “sets the right course for Texas and its citizens” and is “essential for the safety and security of Texas residents.”
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A few weeks later, Murphy was removed from his position as chief engineer, but not before Texas Sen. Charles Perry (R-Fort Worth) introduced a bill to remove him from the project.
The legislation passed the Senate on March 21, and it will be up to Perry to send it to the governor-elect for his signature.
Murphy said he was confident that he could get the bill signed by then.
Texas Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R) has been a vocal critic of the delay.
Jenkins, a longtime critic of Murphy, said that he had been in contact with the Texas Transportation Department to ensure that the $6.2 billion project would be completed on time.
She also said Murphy was not given enough time to prepare a detailed plan for how the project could be financed.
“There were numerous meetings with contractors, and they were told, ‘You need to put the money into a bank account, and then the rest of this stuff is done,'” Jenkins said.
She said Murphy and his team were told that they would be responsible for the entire cost of the project, including any interest, fees, penalties, interest rates and any