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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 …

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 …