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Texas Mutual Awards $600K in College Education Grants

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced it has awarded a combined $600,000 in grants to College of the Mainland in Texas City, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, El Paso Community College, Kilgore College, Midland College and Amarillo College. The grants …

Oklahoma Ex-Reserve Deputy, Insurance Exec Convicted in Suspect’s Death

A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter. Jurors handed down the verdict in the case of …

Houston Bakery to Pay $1M to Settle Race, National Origin Discrimination Suit

A large bakery in Houston will pay $1,042,000 as part of the settlement of a class race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced. The EEOC had charged that Lawler …

Oklahoma Commissioner to Insurers: Pay Roof Repairs that Meet Building Codes

In the midst of storm season, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is reminding insurance companies to cover roof repairs that meet state or local building codes. OID issued a bulletin to insurers on April 25 after receiving multiple consumer complaints. …

Texas Roofer Fined $80K for Repeated Workplace Hazards

Federal safety regulators have levied $80,280 in penalties against Quick Roofing LLC for repeatedly exposing workers to falls, ladder hazards and eye injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said the employer has been cited six times in three …

Proposal for Food Inspection Cuts in Louisiana Raises Health Risk Concerns

More people could be exposed to foodborne illnesses in Louisiana if lawmakers approve a provision in the governor’s 2017 budget proposal which would lead to fewer inspections of the retail food industry, officials said. The Department of Health and Hospitals …

Texas, Louisiana Residents Sue Toledo Bend Dam Operator Over Flooding

Nearly 240 Texas and Louisiana residents have sued the Sabine River Authority over March flooding that inundated hundreds of homes and closed Interstate 10. Communities in Southeast Texas and Louisiana were flooded by up to 20 inches of rain last …

Arkansas Measure Would Cap Medical Non-Economic Damages at $250K

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a measure to limit lawsuit damages awarded against health care providers, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the proposal on the November ballot. Rutledge certified the proposed …

2 Ohio Property/Casualty Insurers Approved to Operate in Arkansas

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has approved Ohio-based All America Insurance Co. (AAIC) and Central Mutual Insurance Co. (CMIC) to do business in the state. The companies now have the authority to offer property, casualty, surety and marine products in …

FEMA: $30M in Disaster Assistance Going to Texas Following March Storms

More than $29.9 million in federal and state aid to date is helping the residents of 13 Texas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in March, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Assistance is ongoing and residents of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, …

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