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San Antonio Fire Crew Unaware Senior Facility Was a High-Rise

An analysis by the San Antonio Fire Department says the arrival of specialized resources to a December fire that killed five residents of a senior living facility near San Antonio, Texas, was delayed because responders were unaware it was a …

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, …

Western Security Surplus Enlists Tania V. Strickland to Head New San Antonio Office

Plano, TX, February 23, 2015- Kyle Stevens, President/CEO of WSS announced that the company has hired Tania Strickland as a new Senior Broker and Regional Vice President. Strickland will be heading a new Central Texas office located in San Antonio, …

Hub International Acquires San Antonio-Based Alexander Insurance Agency

Chicago-based Hub International Limited (Hub), has acquired Alexander Insurance Agency (Alexander), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Alexander is an independent brokerage with a focus on commercial lines insurance for the commercial towing and transportation industries. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Alexander …

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. …