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7 Texas Auto Dealer Employees Charged with Insurance Scams, Theft

Police in El Paso, Texas, say seven current and former employees of an auto dealership have been arrested for running a series of illegal schemes that included taking vehicles from the lot and stealing tires. Authorities said in a news …

Pipeline Company Investigating 19,000-Gallon Oil Spill in Oklahoma

A Houston-based pipeline company continued cleanup at the site of a nearly 19,000-gallon oil spill in northwest Oklahoma that threatened a local water supply over the weekend. Crews from Plains All American Pipeline were at the site in rural Loyal, …

Daniels Takes on Marketing Role at Texas-Based ITS

Dallas-based ITS, an insurance consulting and services firm specializing in the design, implementation and utilization of technology to optimize critical business processes and achieve exceptional results, reported it has expanded the responsibilities of Marti Daniels, who already serves as vice president …

Brightway Insurance Adds Texas Locations

Florida-based personal Lines independent insurance agency Brightway Insurance has opened two new branches in Texas. Brightway, The Lowry Agency, led by Robert Lowry, is located Spring, Texas. Brightway, The Young Agency, led by Benjamin Young, is located in Abilene, Texas. …

31 Students Awarded Scholarships from Insurance Council of Texas

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation recently awarded a total of $34,500 in academic scholarships to 31 students at five Texas universities. The students attend the University of Houston Main campus, the University of Houston Downtown the University …

Contract for Louisiana Flood Aid Program Administrator to Cost $227M

Louisiana’s contract with disaster recovery firm IEM to administer a homeowner flood aid program is estimated to cost $227 million. The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report says the state has completed its deal with IEM to manage the $1.3 billion …

Bad: Train Clips Mirror; Worse: Louisiana Driver Opens Door, Loses It

After a train clipped a side mirror off a car, the driver lost his whole door when he pulled up to another intersection and opened it to tell the crew, police in southwest Louisiana said. Nobody was hurt, and 64-year-old …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Oklahoma’s Commercial Insurance Brokers

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired  Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Commercial Insurance Brokers LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Formed in 2012, Commercial Insurance Brokers is a group of insurance producers and service personnel offering a broad range of …

Uninsured Driver Bill Signed by Oklahoma Governor

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation aimed at further reducing the number of uninsured drivers in Oklahoma. Senate Bill 115 transfers oversight of the Compulsory Insurance Online Verification System (OCIVS) for motor vehicle liability policies from the Department of …

Louisiana’s Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Disappearing Coastline

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on April 19 signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary …

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