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Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Senior-Living Complex After Deadly Fire

More than 20 residents at a senior-living complex where a deadly fire occurred have jointly filed a negligence lawsuit in Bexar County against the management company and its owners. The plaintiffs are seeking at least $1 million in damages for …

False Alarms Preceded Deadly Blaze at Texas High-Rise

Survivors of a fire at a senior-living complex near San Antonio that killed five people say false alarms were routine at the 11-story building. Residents of the Wedgwood Senior Living apartments told the San Antonio Express-News in a story published …

Deputy US Marshal Admits Guilt in Texas Insurance Fraud Scheme

A San Antonio-based deputy U.S. marshal has pleaded guilty to wire fraud relating to an insurance fraud scheme. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Reynaldo Gonzalez entered his plea in San Antonio. He admitted that he filed …

Deadly Texas High-Rise Fire Sends 17 to Hospital

More than a dozen people were hospitalized following a fire that killed five residents at a senior-living facility near San Antonio, Texas, and officials are trying to track down the whereabouts of dozens of others, a city official said. The …

Austin, San Antonio Prepare to Enact Behind-the-Wheel Phone Bans

Two of the biggest cities in Texas are reminding drivers of bans on handheld devices behind the wheel that take effect in Austin and San Antonio come January. Police in both cities won’t start issuing fines until February. Talking on …

San Antonio’s Ridesharing Rules Include Commercial Insurance Requirement

San Antonio has become the latest Texas city to approve rules for regulating ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber. The San Antonio City Council approved regulations that require commercial insurance, fingerprint background checks for drivers and inspections for vehicles. …

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 …

San Antonio Lab to Conduct Guardrail Crash Tests

Federal officials say crash tests will show by early 2015 whether guardrails found along many U.S. highways work are safe. The Federal Highway Administration said that crash tests involving guardrails made by Trinity Industries Inc. will be done by mid-January …

Car Cellphone Ban Recommended by San Antonio

A San Antonio city council committee has decided to ban the use of hand-held devices in cars. The City Council’s Public Safety Committee moved Wednesday to put the ban before the council for a vote this month. The proposal would …

Judge Orders 8 Year Sentence for Arson at San Antonio Denny’s

A man who complained about alleged slow service at a Denny’s in South Texas must serve eight years in prison for starting the restaurant’s Christmas tree on fire. The San Antonio Express-News reports a judge sentenced 25-year-old Christopher Maddocks in …