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All Risks South Central Adds Producers in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans

Insurance wholesaler All Risks Ltd. has added three new producers in the South Central region: Zach Burdine in Dallas; Alan Doyle in Houston; and Aaron Ross in New Orleans. Burdine joins the Dallas office as a broker and brings proven …

Construction Firm Hit with $79.9K Fine for Excavation Hazards in Houston

Federal safety officials have fined SER Construction Partners Ltd. $79,900 for three safety violations at a site in Houston, Texas. SER Construction Partners Ltd. based in Pasadena, Texas, specializes in heavy civil construction and employs about 370 employees. The Occupational …

JLT Specialty Names Battenfield Sr. VP, U.S. Downstream Energy in Houston

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), appointed Robert M. Battenfield as senior vice president and leader of downstream energy. He is located in Houston. Battenfield will be responsible …

IBTX Risk Services Opens Office in Houston

San Antonio-based independent insurance agency, IBTX Risk Services, announced it has expanded into the Houston market. IBTX will engage clients and prospects in this new market, working to expand their client base in the property and casualty, oil and gas, …

Guilty Plea in $2M Slip-and-Fall Scam at Houston Home Décor Store

An ex-worker at a Houston home decor store has pleaded guilty in a $2 million insurance scam in which customers intentionally fell and then filed claims. Sandra Johnson of Katy faces up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors announced the …

Fraser and Dimitry Join Alliant Insurance Services in Houston

Specialty insurance brokerage firm, Alliant Insurance Services, has added two veteran producers to its energy and marine group in Houston, Texas. Executive Vice President Cran Fraser and Vice President Ted Dimitry will be responsible for business development and the delivery …

Houston-Based Broker, J.H. Blades, Acquires Energy Rival Burke-Daniels

J.H. Blades & Co. Inc., an energy-focused managing general agent based in Houston, announced it has purchased wholesale broker Burke-Daniels Co. Inc., which also specializes in the oil and gas energy sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With …

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 …