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DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on June 13 in Beaumont
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on June 13 at the Education Service Center, Region 5, Edison Plaza, 350 Pine Street, #500 in Beaumont. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Research group helping Division of Workers’ Compensation streamline system
The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group has released its 2017 research agenda, a blueprint for its efforts to provide critical data for decision-makers in the Texas workers’ compensation system.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI seeks applicants for prior authorization advisory committee
The Texas Department of Insurance is looking for people to serve on the committee that advises the commissioner on development of a standard prior authorization form for requesting prescription drug benefits.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI experts are in East Texas to help storm victims
Texas Department of Insurance staff will be at the Canton Civic Center today and through the weekend to answer insurance questions from residents who may be filing claims after last weekend’s powerful storms.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI fraud team deploys to storm damaged areas
As East Texas homeowners assess the damage and begin filing insurance claims after weekend storms, investigators with the Texas Department of Insurance are heading to those areas to deter any criminal element drawn to the scene.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on May 16 in Denton
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on May 16 at the University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle, Denton. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on June 1 in El Paso
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on June 1 at the Education Service Center, Region 19, 6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI seeks applicants for FAIR Plan board
The Texas Department of Insurance is looking for people to serve on the board that governs the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan, which provides residential property insurance in underserved areas where it’s not readily available through the private market.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI seeks applicants for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors
The Texas Department of Insurance is looking for two people to serve on the board of directors for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), which provides windstorm and hail insurance along the coast when it’s not reasonably available through the private market.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Workers’ comp training offered to Dallas medical office staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer training for medical office staff at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak Street, Oak Corner room, on Tuesday, May 23. The free seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI earns Department of Defense honors
TDI has earned top honors from the Department of Defense for its support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
TDI sends fraud investigators to areas hit by storms
The Texas Department of Insurance has sent investigators to north Texas areas hard hit by hail storms to deter fraud, which can range from shoddy repairs to price gouging.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Division of Workers' Compensation Hosts Annual Texas Safety Summit
Texas employers are invited to join the Division of Workers’ Compensation in Austin for the Texas Safety Summit on May 9-11. The 21st annual workplace safety and health conference offers important information for everyone who plays a role in safeguarding employees, from the beginner to the seasoned safety professional.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Two-step program speeds resolution of many workers’ comp disputes
After a successful pilot project, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation rolled out a statewide program in October 2016 that has helped speed up the resolution of some disputes.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on April 18 in Tyler
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on April 18 at the Holiday Inn, 5701 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
State Fire Marshal, Tyler County investigation leads to arrests after fatal fire
Joint forensic investigation work by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office of a March 5 house fire that left one person dead has resulted in the arrest of two people.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Seven companies re-certified to self-insure for workers’ compensation claims
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified seven employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 30,000 people in Texas.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
DWC hosts Regional Workplace Safety Summit on March 7 in San Antonio
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on March 7 at the Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes coffee and snacks.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Workers’ comp training offered to Laredo medical office staff
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer training for medical office staff at the Division’s Laredo office, 500 E. Mann Rd. Ste. B-2, on Thursday, March 9. The free seminar runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM
Insurance Commissioner selects Nored to head Legal Division
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has selected Michael Nored to head the agency’s Legal Division.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:31 PM

local_news

Mugshots: 57 arrested during West Texas country music festival Crude Fest

Midland County law enforcement arrested 57 people during the annual West Texas country music festival known as Crude Fest, according to the Midland County Sheriff's Office.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:52 PM
Ex-girlfriend: San Antonio salesman convicted of murder ‘always carried a gun’
A woman testified Tuesday that Richard Luis Amezquita, convicted Monday of murder in the 2015 death of a Stone Oak homeowner, was jealous and physically violent, and she filed a protective order so he would stay away from her and their son.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:29 PM
SAFD chief says firefighters will be able to attend funeral, dispelling rumors
Chief Charles Hood said he alone made the decision to not use outside agencies to staff SAFD fire stations because other firefighters aren’t familiar with San Antonio’s operating system.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:16 PM
SAPD: Woman stole gold Gucci watch, handgun, wedding rings from 80-year-old

A 32-year-old woman was arrested Monday on accusations that she stole more than $5,000 in gold jewelry from an 80-year-old woman.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:01 PM
14 worst sunscreens for babies, kids this summer, according to EWG

Playing outside is loads of fun. Getting a sunburn or sun damage while playing outside, not so much.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:57 PM
61-year-old bicyclist killed in East Side hit-and-run

A 61-year-old bicyclist was killed early Tuesday after a hit-and-run accident in the East Side.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:39 PM
SAPD: Man barbecuing in West Side yard grazed by stray bullet in unrelated shooting

A man barbecuing in his yard Monday night was grazed by a bullet shot by a suspect in an unrelated assault in the West Side.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:17 PM
Suspect allegedly stabbed 46-year-old man with 'large' kitchen knife to stop his assault on woman

A man was hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday after he was stabbed during a family disturbance in the North Side.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:02 PM
Community calendar — Northeast Herald
A look at upcoming events in Cibolo, Converse, Kirby, Live Oak, Schertz, Selma, Universal City and Windcrest.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Comadre Chronicles: Spurs fashion never out of style
Donning Spurs fashion is a big part of the fun each season.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Community calendar - Southside Reporter
A look at upcoming events and activities on the South, West and East sides of San Antonio.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Sports column: Harlandale’s Tober juggles academics, sports
Harlandale junior Shawn Tober, ranked second in his class, was recently named District 29-5A’s Most Valuable Player.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Southwest takes Region IV quarterfinals
Southwest defeats Laredo United, will face Reagan in regional semifinals.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:00 AM
Firefighters, family honor Deem at vigil

Deem, a firefighter at Station 35, died Thursday night fighting a four-alarm blaze.



POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:12 AM
Judson ISD hands tax collection duties over to county
Judson ISD was the last school district in Bexar County to collect its own school property taxes.

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 10:57 PM
Judges invite Texas to fix its voter district maps
The San Antonio panel asks the state if it wishes to voluntarily undertake redistricting in special session, in light of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found North Carolina’s redrawing of two Congressional districts amounted to racial gerrymandering.

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 10:48 PM
Sen. Uresti withdraws from consideration for Senate post after indictment
Sen. Carlos Uresti, who had been poised to be elected Senate president pro tem by virtue of seniority, withdraws from consideration from the post

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 10:47 PM
Appeals court tosses lawsuit that challenged New Braunfels “can ban”
An appeals court’s rejection of the lawsuit challenging New Braunfels’ river tourism rules has city officials weighing how to approach resuming enforcement of the controversial ordinance for the first time in three years.

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 10:29 PM
Guilty verdict for door-to-door salesman who fatally shot Stone Oak homeowner
Richard Luis Amezquita faces up to life in prison, convicted of murder in the death of Kerry O’Toole in 2015.

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 10:20 PM
Tuberculosis detected at S.A. middle school, district tracking down others who may have been exposed

One person at Page Middle School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, San Antonio Metro Health announced Monday.



POSTED MAY 22, 2017 9:36 PM

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