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Jury Verdict Favors Texas Insurer in Hidalgo County Hail Claim Case

A Texas-based insurance company has prevailed in the first lawsuit to go to trial over claims from two massive hailstorms in Hidalgo County, Texas, in 2012. The 12-member jury in Amaro v. National Lloyds found that National Lloyds Insurance Co. …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Announces Expansion of its Republic Group Program to Texas

San Diego, CA, January 14, 2015: Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (Atlas General), a national multi-line program manager, is pleased to announce the opening of its workers’ compensation office in Texas to facilitate its expansion into the Lone Star State. …

Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires Personal Lines Producer, Rob Hardway

Austin, TX, October 23, 2014– Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, auto, professional, and personal lines coverages, is continuing its growth in Texas by announcing the addition of Rob …

Texas Man Gets 10 Year Sentence for Copper Theft

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado …

Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires 32-year Insurance Industry Veteran, Suzy Popplewell-Baird

Houston, TX, October 16, 2014– Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, auto, professional, and personal lines coverages, is announcing a major addition to their Houston office. Looking to solidify …

Firefighter DWIs a Problem at Austin Fire Department

More than one-third of the Austin Fire Department’s disciplinary measures since 2009 have been for alleged drunken driving incidents. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed the department’s internal disciplinary records from 2009 until July. It found 18 of 50 disciplinary measures were …

Church Funding Emergency Alert System for West, Texas

A church in the small Texas city devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion is funding an emergency alert system for the town’s residents. The system will allow West officials to deliver an automated phone message to residents in the case …

Teens Injured on Texas Carnival Ride; State Says It’s Certified, Insured

A Texas official says a carnival ride that injured two teenagers in El Paso over the weekend was insured and in compliance with state law. Texas Department of Insurance spokesman Jerry Hagins tells the El Paso Times the “Sidewinder” ride …

Houston Highway Awash in Beer as Truck Crashes

A beer-hauling truck accident in Houston has left two drivers slightly hurt and a leaky mess along a highway. Police say the two-vehicle wreck early Tuesday scattered dozens of cases of beer as the truck lost its load. Houston police …

Use of Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving Banned in Austin

The Austin, Texas, City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving. The Austin American-Statesman reports the City Council approved the law on Aug. 28. It takes effect Jan. …