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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 …

A.M. Best Reviewing Wright National Flood Insurance Co.

Ratings agency, A.M. Best, has placed under review with developing implications the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Wright National Flood Insurance Co. (WNFIC) of San Antonio, Texas. These rating actions follow the …

Nationwide Insurance Recruiting New Agents in Texas

Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Insurance announced that the company is looking to add 100 new Advantage Program insurance agents in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas markets. Nationwide Insurance Advantage Program agents will serve as independent contractor exclusive …

IMS/London American Adds Lundy as VP in San Antonio

Property/casualty insurance wholesaler, IMS/London American, announced that Don Lundy has joined the company as vice president/branch manager for its San Antonio, Texas, location. Lundy most recently served as vice president of property and casualty for Hallmark Specialty Underwriters. He also …

San Antonio Adjuster Pleads No Contest to Felony Theft of Insurance Payments

The Texas Department of Insurance reported that a licensed insurance adjuster, Jennifer Marez, 35, of San Antonio has pleaded no contest to a second-degree felony of theft of $100,000 to $200,000. As a condition of the plea agreement filed in …

Texas Cabinet Manufacturer Fined $267K for Severe Work Hazards

Federal officials have cited a San Antonio, Texas-based cabinet manufacturer with 29 safety and health violations and a proposed penalty of $267,434. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cardell Cabinetry LLC for failing to …