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Hurricane Danny Dies, but Peak Hurricane Season Looms

Although what was once Hurricane Danny has degenerated into a “trough of low pressure” in the eastern Caribbean, according to the Nation Hurricane Center, a new disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic has a 90 percent probability of becoming …

Texas Pounded by Weather Extremes in May

Even though it means the commencement of hurricane season, weather-beleaguered Texans are likely pleased that May 2015 has come and gone. Texas was pelted during the month of May with all kinds of violent and deadly weather, including hail storms, …

Insurance Council of Texas Partners With Police For Crime Prevention Program

The Insurance Council of Texas has joined the Tomball Police Department in a crime prevention campaign aimed at preventing auto thefts and burglaries. The program involves the creation and distribution of signs that read, “LOCK your car, TAKE your keys …

North Texas Hit with Tornadoes, Large Hail

The National Weather Service said as many as 12 tornadoes and hail the size of softballs pounded portions of north Texas overnight. The storms turned violent beginning near Rising Star in Eastland County and proceeded eastward for about 100 miles. Representatives …

Texas Insurance Trade Group’s Video Aimed at Student Recruitment

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has produced a six-minute video highlighting the variety of job opportunities available in the insurance industry for recent college graduates and current undergrads. The video (http://youtu.be/2y1Qo9X8jt0) will be distributed to a large number of …

Insurance Council: No Hurricanes, but Bad Weather Plagued Texas

As 2014 hurricane season ends the people of Texas can count themselves lucky to have dodged hurricanes for the past six years, which has been particularly good news for coastal residents. Despite the lack of hurricanes, Texas weather-related losses continue …

Insurance Council of Texas Honors Gentry with Raymond Mauk Award

Rick Gentry, former executive director for the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT), was presented the Raymond Mauk Leadership Award at the ICT’s Mid-Year Property and Casualty Symposium in Austin. Gentry led the ICT for 17 years. The Raymond Mauk Leadership Award is …

Damage Estimate in Texas Hailstorm Pegged at $400M

The June 12 hail storm in Abilene, Texas, is expected to hit $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property, the Insurance Council of Texas reports. It was the second catastrophic hailstorm this city in west Texas …

Texas Workers’ Comp Commissioner to Resign Aug. 1

Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon plans to resign from his post effective Aug. 1, the Insurance Council of Texas reported. Bordelon has served as Commissioner for the past six years. Insurance Council of Texas Executive Director Albert Betts praised …

Richardson, Texas, Steps Up Automobile Crime Prevention Efforts

The Richardson Police Department will soon be distributing automobile crime prevention signs throughout the city with the assistance of the Insurance Council of Texas and State Farm. The signs read “Secure your belongings, Take your keys and Lock your car.” …