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Episode 7: End of the Good Ol’ Days Part 2

Blue Bell will return in September, but not all Texans are rejoicing the return post listeria outbreak. Read More »

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Big Data Drives Your Car Insurance Bill

What do you think is more important to your insurance premiums: a clean driving record or bad credit? Read More »

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Episode 6: End of the Good Ol’ Days

This week on Texas Tells, we're sifting through the end of the good ol' days for Blue Bell Creameries. Read More »

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Safe Texas Agenda 2015

Texans face new threats to their physical and financial safety. We have adopted a Safe Texas Agenda that encourages lawmakers to put safety first. Read More »

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Filing a Complaint

Complaint graphic FBTexans deserve reliable service, safe care, and reasonable prices. However, too often consumers fall prey to bad actors. By filing a complaint with the appropriate agency, Texas consumers can alert officials to potential problems in their industry.

Government agencies are not equipped to resolve individual disputes – that’s what our courts are for. However, complaints help state agencies take the appropriate steps to protect the public by highlighting patterns of abuse. So, if you believe a business or service provider is taking advantage of you, file a complaint with the state agency tasked with overseeing that industry or profession. If you need an attorney to help resolve a dispute, contact the State Bar’s toll free Lawyer Referral Hotline at 1-800-252-9690. Continue Reading »

Posted August 26, 2015

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

The National Hurricane Center has announced the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. The storm, named Danny, is currently charted to hit the Caribbean islands, but could cause some tropical storms for the Gulf of Mexico and Texas.

Here are 5 things every Texan do in preparation for hurricane season or any natural disaster:

  1. hurricane dannyReview your insurance policy every year to make sure you have the coverage you need. Policyholders need to have enough coverage to fully protect themselves in the event of a total loss. In particular, pay attention to the exclusions and policy limits written into your policy and be aware of the deductible and type of replacement cost. Continue Reading »

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Big Data Drives Your Car Insurance Bill

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What do you think is more important to your insurance premium: a clean driving record or bad credit?

In a groundbreaking new special report that reviewed 2 billion car insurance quotes across the country, Consumer Reports revealed that your spotless driving record and claims history may have less of an impact than you think.

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Posted August 18, 2015

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Episode Seven: End of the Good Ol’ Days Part 2/2

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Last week, Blue Bell announced the return of its products after a three month halt in production due to listeria contamination. While many Texans rejoiced on Twitter, not all consumers are rushing to get that familiar wooden spoon in hand. Reports over the past few months reveal that Blue Bell knew of the listeria contamination as far back as 2013 and the ice cream is now connected to 10 illnesses and 3 deaths. This month we talked to food safety attorney Bill Marler about the steps Blue Bell took leading up to the listeria outbreak and its long journey back into the public’s good graces.

 

Posted August 16, 2015

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Court Watch, a program of the Foundation, documents the role and impact of the Texas civil court system on Texas families and Texas public policy. Read More »