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5 Accused in Houston-Area Truck Crash ATM Theft

Five individuals are facing aggravated robbery charges after police in suburban Houston arrested them for allegedly robbing an ATM from a gas station. Police in Humble say several men used a stolen truck to ram into the side of the …

Thieves Crash into Houston Store, Steal ATM

Houston police are looking for thieves who crashed a truck into a store and stole an ATM but apparently left behind a cellphone while fleeing. Officials say a convenience store clerk escaped injury in the theft early on Jan. 14. …

J. Mace Meeks Insurance Team Joins Insgroup in Houston

J. Mace Meeks has moved his insurance practice to Houston-based privately held insurance agency, Insgroup Inc., effective Jan.1, 2015. With 25 years of experience, Meeks and his team of nine professional associates bring to Insgroup their commitment to the highest …

Miller to Join Insurance Broker Wortham in January

De Miller, principal of the Donald E. Miller Agency Ltd. in San Antonio, is joining Houston-based Wortham L.L.C. as a managing director on Jan. 1, 2015, under a letter of intent executed with Wortham Insurance & Risk Management. The Donald E. Miller …

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 …

Georgiou, Gladwell, Lefebvre Join Ascot Underwriting in Houston

London-based Ascot Underwriting Ltd. has appointed Banos Georgiou as chairman, Diana Gladwell as senior vice president, and Devin Lefebvre as vice president of Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. The team will report to John Flower, president and chief underwriting officer …

20 Hurt in Accident Involving Private School Bus in Houston

Nearly two-dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus veered off a Houston road and struck a tree. Houston fire officials say the 20 people taken to hospitals for treatment appeared to suffer minor injuries. There were …

Burns Joins Worldwide Facilities in Houston

National wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent, Worldwide Facilities Inc., announced that Rick Burns has joined its Houston office as senior vice president and product development officer. Worldwide’s Houston office primarily serves the energy and marine markets. Burns spent the …

Houston City Council OKS Rideshare Services, Uber and Lyft

The city council in Houston gave the green light to smartphone-enabled car ride services on, removing legal uncertainty around popular services including Uber and Lyft. Separately, the city council in Dallas reviewed rules that could make the services legal there, …

Beacon Hill’s South Central Texas Office Moves

Beacon Hill Associates Inc.’s South Central office has moved to Houston, Texas. The centrally located Houston office at 20333 State Highway 249, Suite 315 allows better access to the firm’s group of agency partners in the region. Beacon Hill provides …