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  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Press Release on TWIA Insurance Rate Hike

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Ware Wendell, Executive Director, Texas Watch (512-381-1111)

     

    Over the objections of coastal lawmakers, the TWIA Board voted today to raise residential and commercial property insurance rates by 10 percent.

    Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement:

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  • Statement on Don Willett

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    For immediate release

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is being nominated for a spot on the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

    Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell released the following statement:

  • Friends in the Fight

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    For nearly 20 years, Texas Watch has taken a stand to fight for Texas families and consumers. Every day our team works in the media and at the Capitol to give justice a fighting chance. To be a part of this cause is a privilege that is never lost on us. 

    Our work at Texas Watch has never been better, but we can't continue the fight without you. We are funded 100% by people who believe in our cause. To ensure Texas Watch's future in the fight, we are asking for your help today. 

  • Valid Concerns on Valid Claims

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The threat to property owners filing insurance claims in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is real. Earlier this year, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1774, which reduces incentives for insurance companies to pay claims on time and in full. More aptly referred to as the Blue Tarp Bill, the legislation prolongs the rebuilding process for communities and keeps blue tarps on roofs longer.

  • Harvey FAQs

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    Texas has suffered a heavy blow from Hurricane Harvey. This disaster will continue to unfold in the weeks and months ahead as Texans try to put their lives back together and rebuild. Laws pushed by the insurance industry through the years will make this process very difficult. Too often, insurance companies deny, delay, and underpay valid claims in an effort to pad their profits. Dangerous and misguided laws in Texas strengthen the hand of insurance companies even more in property damage disputes. 
  • Texas Watch Requests TDI Investigation into Insurance Industry’s Auto Repair Practices

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    In light of recent reporting (here, here, and here) on the insurance industry’s corner cutting on automobile repairs, Texas Watch has requested