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Uber, Lyft Suspend Service in Texas Capital Because of Background Checks

Uber and Lyft have suspended ridesharing service in Austin, Texas after voters decided against overturning city requirements that include fingerprint-based background checks for their drivers. Nearly 56 percent of voters rejected a proposition Saturday that would have repealed rules the …

Two-Car Crash On Rainy Texas Highway Kills 5

Five people are dead following a two-car crash on a rainy Texas highway on Mother’s Day. The Texas Department of Public Safety tells the Austin American-Statesman it happened Sunday afternoon near the town of Dripping Springs, about 20 miles southwest …

Pilgrim’s Pride in Texas Expands its Recall of Cooked Chicken Products

Pilgrim’s Pride in Waco, Texas is expanding a 5 million pound recall that federal food safety regulators say includes a variety of chicken products potentially contaminated with foreign materials. Friday’s announcement is the second expansion of a recall that began in April …

San Antonio Storm Costliest Hail Event in Texas History

More than 110,000 vehicles and thousands of homes in Texas regions of north San Antonio and Bexar County were pelted by large hail in what will become the costliest hailstorm in Texas history, according to the Independent Insurance Agents of …

Worldwide Facilities Expands Its Dallas Office, Adds to Its Leadership and Production Team

Dallas, TX, March 22, 2016 — National wholesale brokerage and managing general agent Worldwide Facilities, LLC is pleased to announce that its Dallas office is growing—and it is adding two new members to its team. Philip Collins is joining Worldwide …

Jason Clark Promoted To Assistant VP

Plano, TX, February 24, 2016- WSS is pleased to announce that Jason Clark has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Bar & Tavern Program.  In this new role Jason will be responsible for overall growth and profitability of …

Texas A&M Settle ’12th Man’ Trademark Suit with NFL’s Colts

Texas A&M University says it has reached a settlement agreement with the Indianapolis Colts in the school’s federal lawsuit it says was meant to protect its “12th Man” trademark from infringement. In a statement issued Wednesday, A&M officials said the …

U.S. Risk names Stacey Ziska a Senior Broker/Underwriter for the U.S. Risk San Francisco Office

Dallas, TX, February 4, 2016- U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., the nations’ sixth largest Property and Casualty wholesaler announced that it has named Stacey Ziska a Senior Broker/Underwriter for the U.S. Risk San Francisco Office. In her role, Stacey will …

Worldwide Facilities, LLC Expands into Dallas; Appoints Cade Felker and Hayden Haucke as Senior Vice Presidents

Dallas, TX, January 15, 2016—National wholesale insurance brokerage Worldwide Facilities, LLC, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Dallas, Texas. The new office will be headed by Senior Vice Presidents Hayden Haucke and Cade Felker. Cade …

Texas Storms That Spawned Tornadoes Kill at Least 11

Tornadoes that swept through the Dallas, Texas area caused substantial damage and at least 11 people died either from the storm or related traffic accidents and dozens of people were injured. It’s the latest of a succession of freakish winter-weather …