|Do you know the signs of a contracting scam?
Should you sign a waiver to let someone inspect your roof? Or a pay a large down payment to schedule repairs? The Texas Department of Insurance has tips to help recognize and avoid common contracting scams.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 8:00 AM
|Central Texas concrete plants receive safety awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized Lauren Concrete plants in Austin and Manor for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards. The ready-mix concrete plants are among 18 of 23 Lauren Concrete facilities in Texas to receive the Lone Star Safety Award.
POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2021
|East Texas company earns Lone Star Safety Award
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized Capacity of Texas with a Lone Star Safety Award for its exemplary workplace safety program. Capacity of Texas employs 119 workers at its Longview plant. It manufactures terminal truck tractors for ports and railway hubs around the world.
POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2021
|Help for renters with winter storm damage
The Texas Department of Insurance offers tips to renters who lost personal items due to winter storm damage.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2021
|Insurance tips following winter storms
If your home was damaged due to a broken water pipe, downed tree limbs, or other winter damage, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2021
|Texas state fire marshal urges caution with space heaters
Wintry conditions could lead more Texans to rely on space heaters.
POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2021
|Mason County Courthouse fire photos
Mason County’s historic courthouse was all but destroyed by a fire that began Thursday night. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office, part of the Texas Department of Insurance, has joined law enforcement agencies investigating the fire. These photographs of the courthouse were taken by an SFMO-directed drone this morning.
POSTED FEBRUARY 05, 2021
|Division of Workers' Compensation announces performance based oversight results
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has released the 2020 Insurance Carrier Performance Based Oversight (PBO) assessment. For 2020, insurance carriers were assessed on their performance in five measures.
POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2021
|DWC announces the 2021 health care providers and staff webinar series
Registration is open for the DWC’s 2021 free webinar series for health care providers and medical office staff covering administrative processes related to providing health care to Texas workers’ compensation injured employees
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2021
|Free training on the new ODG platform
This webinar familiarizes workers’ compensation stakeholders with the new ODG platform. The new platform replaces the ODG Legacy website, which will sunset effect March 31, 2021. It does not change the content of the guidelines or formulary.
POSTED JANUARY 08, 2021
|San Antonio-area Texas Tulips location 'will remain closed' this spring
After only one season in the San Antonio area, this popular photo opportunity is no more.
POSTED MARCH 05, 2021 8:25 PM
|2 San Antonio city council members call out H-E-B for its mask policy for customers
H-E-B is getting some heat for its face mask decision.
POSTED MARCH 05, 2021 6:44 PM
|'I lost my mother': El Paso Mayor sends Abbott letter on why masks are powerful
If you want to know how powerful face masks are, read this letter from the El Paso Mayor.
POSTED MARCH 05, 2021 3:54 PM
|Next cold front brings cooler weather to San Antonio
San Antonio will experience another cold front Friday morning bringing little chances for rain but cooler conditions as we get ready for the weekend.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 11:25 PM
|Texas Department of Health publishes weird, but strangely soothing ASMR vaccine video
As if modern life couldn't get any weirder, Texas' Department of Health is getting into ASMR.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 9:38 PM
|‘The Fire is Femme’ celebrates S.A. women artisans, hosts period drive
In honor of women’s history month, one special group is hosting an International Women’s Day Celebration at Blue Star Arts Complex, complete with a period products drive.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 8:41 PM
|3 of Abbott’s COVID medical advisers say they weren’t directly consulted before mask mandate lifted
In April 2020, an optimistic Gov. Greg Abbott announced at the Texas Capitol that he would soon take initial steps to allow businesses to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 6:39 PM
|San Antonio mourns William Garner of Mr. and Mrs. G's Home Cooking
Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. G’s Home Cooking are mourning the death of owner William Garner Thursday morning.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 5:43 PM
|Joaquin Castro pleads with Texas employers to allows employees to wear masks
If employees want to wear masks, a local leader says to let them.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 5:02 PM
|San Antonio resident wins $5.5 million Lotto Texas jackpot
Someone in San Antonio just won big money.
POSTED MARCH 04, 2021 3:53 PM