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Tornadoes Strike North Texas, Some Damage Reported

Tornadoes roared across North Texas, spreading widespread damage but leaving no immediate reports of injuries. What storm spotters reported as at least one tornado inflicted heavy damage late Tuesday night to houses and apartment buildings in the Runaway Bay and …

Former Texan Who Got Sick on Ice Cream Sues Blue Bell Alleging Negligence

An ex-Houston , Texas resident who says he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating Blue Bell ice cream has sued the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell in April recalled …

Texas Workers’ Comp Claims See Slow Growth: WCRI

Workers’ compensation claims in Texas grew more slowly than in most of the other states, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute report out Thursday that studied 17 states. The total average cost per claim for injured workers in Texas …

Insurance Council of Texas Partners With Police For Crime Prevention Program

The Insurance Council of Texas has joined the Tomball Police Department in a crime prevention campaign aimed at preventing auto thefts and burglaries. The program involves the creation and distribution of signs that read, “LOCK your car, TAKE your keys …

Texas Governor Signs Bill Preempting Cities’ Drilling Bans

Texas’ governor has signed a bill that blocks municipalities and other local governments from regulating most oil and gas production activities within their jurisdictions Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 signed House Bill 40, sometimes called the “Denton fracking bill,” …

Disasters Declared in Arkansas, Texas Following Severe Weather

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in counties hit in recent days by severe weather that’s included tornadoes, thunderstorms and heavy rains that brought flooding. Likewise, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a disaster proclamation for 10 …

5 Dead After Twisters Hit Texas, Arkansas

Emergency responders on May 11 searched through wreckage in parts of the states of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at least five people, including a young couple whose daughter survived. At daybreak, as …

Wild Weather Leaves 1 Dead in Texas; Tornados, Flooding Reported

Several tornadoes ripped through the northern part of Texas, leaving one person dead and others unaccounted for in a sparsely populated area over the weekend, authorities said. One of the tornadoes on Saturday shattered homes in a rural area south …

Candid Investigation Services Acquired by Patriot National

Patriot National Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has acquired Candid Investigation Services LLC, an insurance risk management firm that operates in New Mexico and Texas. Candid Investigation Services provides evidence that increases subrogation recovery rates. Candid will become part …

Blue Bell Likely Aware of Listeria Problems in 2013: FDA

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries likely knew as early as 2013 of a Listeria problem at its Oklahoma plant and did not do enough to make sure its factory was sanitized, according to documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. …