|Remote proctoring expands online options for adjuster exams
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved proposals to offer remote proctoring for end-of-course adjuster exams. Previously, a third-party had to be present to monitor someone taking an exam online.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2020
|El Paso man arrested for selling ‘health plan’ without a license
Daniel Steadley was arrested by the FBI in El Paso last week after years of allegedly selling health plans with no insurance license. A multi-agency investigation that included TDI led to the arrest.
POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2020 1:00 AM
|Shopping for a health plan? How to spot potential problems
With Healthcare.gov and Medicare open enrollments in swing, many Texans are shopping for health plans. The Texas Department of Insurance offers these tips to avoid scams and guard against deceptive marketing.
POSTED NOVEMBER 09, 2020
|Seven Lauren Concrete Plants Receive Safety Awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized seven Lauren Concrete plants for their exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
POSTED NOVEMBER 06, 2020
|Houston trainer accused of scheme to defraud NFL fund
Eight former players indicted for fake medical claims.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
|Despite hurricanes, Corpus Christi region sees decline in flood insurance policies
After Hurricane Harvey inundated Southeast Texas, the number of flood insurance policies in the Corpus Christi area increased. But new federal data shows those gains are eroding.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 8:30 AM
|Bexar County sees 13% decline in flood insurance policies
The number of federal flood insurance policies has decreased 13% in Bexar County over the last two-plus years. Federal data also shows declines in nine nearby counties.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 8:30 AM
|Insurance Help Line open over weekend for storm victims
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Help Line is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including this weekend, to help those with damage from Hurricane Laura. The number is 1-800-252-3439.
POSTED AUGUST 27, 2020
|Former insurance agent sentenced to 14 years
Lynn “Skipper” Strickland of Parker County, who pretended to be an insurance agent, was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison for fraud.
POSTED AUGUST 25, 2020
|Sullivan to step down as Insurance Commissioner
His TDI modernization effort led to faster, better customer service.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2020
|This 12-year-old San Antonio YouTuber just launched her own makeup palette
A year and a half ago, 12-year-old Adrialynn Alvarado posted her first makeup tutorial during a Facebook Live on her grandmother's page. Today, the San Antonio native has nearly 3,000 subscribers on YouTube and her own makeup collection.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 10:35 PM
|Judge Wolff, Mayor Nirenberg announce their endorsement for VIA chair
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Monday announced they are endorsing community leader and businessman Fernando Reyes to be VIA Metropolitan Transit Board chairman.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 10:11 PM
|San Antonio mayor completes precautionary quarantine, warns against testing 'in' to Thanksgiving
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg emerged from his 14-day quarantine after being exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 with a holiday warning for residents.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 9:07 PM
|Texas artist responds to Ted Cruz's 'come and take it' Thanksgiving post with sobering tweet
An El Paso artist was one of many who responded to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's Thanksgiving tweet that some say is insensitive to the coronavirus crisis.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 7:10 PM
|A 21-year-old man was charged in connection with shooting death of 12-year-old brother
A 21-year-old man was charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of his 12-year-old brother, according to an arrest affidavit.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 6:24 PM
|SAPD unsure of circumstances surrounding stabbing death on West Side
A 31-year-old man was stabbed to death near a West Side residence Saturday, according to San Antonio police.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 4:39 PM
|Man found with gunshot wounds in front of Southeast Side home later dies at hospital
San Antonio police arrived to the scene of a shooting Sunday to find a 44-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds in the front of Southeast Side residence.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 4:15 PM
|Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold.
In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star said “the reason I’m not there tonight is I’m actually re-recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazing. And I can’t wait for you to hear it."
Last year music manager Scooter Braun — who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande — announced that his Ithaca Holdings company had acquired Big Machine Label Group, the home to Swift’s first six albums. This month Braun said he has sold the master rights to Swift’s first six albums to an investment company; Swift acknowledged the sale on social media and said she would not work with the new buyers because Braun was still involved.
Instead, she headed back to the studio.
Swift beat out Bieber, Post Malone and Roddy Ricch to win the top award. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday.
The Weeknd lost artist of the year, but he still kicked off his all-star week as a big winner: Days before he’s expected to land multiple Grammy nominations, he won favorite soul/R&B male artist, favorite soul/R&B album for “After Hours" and favorite soul/R&B song for “Heartless” two days before the 2021 Grammy nominations are announced.
“The last time I received this award it was given to me by the late, great Prince," he said after winning favorite soul/R&B album. “And, you know, he’s the reason I get to constantly challenge the genre of R&B and yeah, I’d like to dedicate this to...
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 1:12 PM
|What to expect for San Antonio's Thanksgiving weather
Turkey Day in the Alamo city is forecasted to be calm and serene.
POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2020 1:03 AM
|SAPD: 18-year-old shot and killed in home garage
According to police, a 18-year-old man was shot and killed in the garage of a home on the South Side early Saturday evening.
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2020 3:39 PM
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