Insurance

Q. I recently had a small fire in my apartment. I think it was caused by the new clothes dryer I had installed. The landlord collected for the damage to his building from his insurance company. Now the insurance company is coming after me for $60,000 because of a clause in my lease. This fire was not my fault. How can I be sued?

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Hurricane evacuations

Hurricane Rita devastated the Gulf Coast and caused billions of dollars in damages in Texas when it swept through in 2005. Beaumont and Jefferson County were hard hit with hundreds displaced, and it has cost millions locally to repair damages and to rebuild Southeast Texas.

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Jimmie Aycock and Austin Report logo

As the 84th Texas Legislature nears its mandated June 1 conclusion – with no special session on the horizon – it seems like a good time to consider what the 181 men and women who comprise the House and Senate managed to accomplish this session.

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As the 84th Texas Legislature enters the final days of the session, attention is focused on hot button issues like the open carry of firearms.

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Highway 87 along the shoreline looking south toward Gilchrist, Texas. FEMA photo

Chambers of commerce representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City came together in Corpus Christi on Friday, July 25, to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Local city and county governments joined the group led by Foster Edwards, CEO/President of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the city of Corpus Christi.

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As Gwen McClelland walked out of Ubi Caritas, a clinic for the underinsured and uninsured in Beaumont, her two children fidgeted excitedly about being out of the clinic’s waiting room.

“I actually have four kids,” she said.

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