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Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires Personal Lines Producer, Rob Hardway

Austin, TX, October 23, 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 continuing its growth in Texas by announcing the addition of Rob …

All-Star Insurance Adds 2 Agents Gilmer, Texas

All-Star Insurance Group Inc., a full service independent insurance agency based in Gilmer, Texas, has added Joye Cooper and Jeniffer Kitchell as agents. Cooper will maintain an office at All-Star Insurance Group’s home office located at 201 East Marshall St. …

Ebola Monitoring in Texas Expires for Some

About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said. Officials said 43 of 48 people …

Officials: Caddo Lake Not Threatened by Louisiana Oil Spill

Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrell oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport, La. Officials said that the oil has been contained without reaching Caddo Lake, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and …

McCunniff Joins Texas-Based Bailey Insurance & Risk Management

Mark McCunniff has joined Bailey Insurance & Risk Management in Waco, Texas, as a commercial lines producer. McCunniff received his Risk Management & Insurance degree from Baylor University and spent three years as a middle market underwriter with The Hartford …

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 …

Texas-Based Premium Finance Group to Be Sold to South Dakota’s MetaBank

Cecil Y. Ray Jr., chairman of AFS/IBEX and former chairman of The Rigg Group, has announced the sale of substantially all of the loan portfolio and related assets of Dallas-based AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc. – including AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc. of California and …

Copper Theft Leads to 10 Year Sentence for Texas Man

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado …

Judge Halts Disposal in Louisiana of Texas Ebola-Tainted Ash

A state judge signed an order temporarily blocking ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim’s belongings to be disposed of at a southwest Louisiana site. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell had sought the order to stop the soot from …

Storms Hammer Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

A powerful storm system swept across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma late on Sunday and early Monday, killing at least one person and injuring four others, emergency officials said, as millions of people were in the path of hurricane-force winds and …