Houston Mayor Fighting for Equality in Marriage Benefits

Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston continue to fight for equality in marriage benefits by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an earlier decision about publicly-funded benefits for same-sex couples. The continuing debate has many questioning whether Texas is really prepared to embrace diversity and equality. City of Houston Fighting for Rights… Read More

3 Steps to Filing a FEMA Flood Claim

Filing an insurance claim is complicated enough in the most basic of circumstances. When it comes to natural disasters and flooding, the insurance claims process can be an overwhelming mingling of laws, regulations, paperwork, and waiting. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is highlighting 3 steps to filing a… Read More

3 Tips for Driving During Hurricane Season

When tropical storms or hurricanes loom in the Gulf of Mexico, roadways across coastal Texas become congested and more dangerous than ever. With potential for high winds, heavy rain, flooding, and tornadoes, residents are urged to stock up on supplies, refuel their vehicles, fortify their properties, or evacuate. Add to these actions rapidly changing weather… Read More

Hurricane Harvey Highlights Important Insurance Program Deficits

Hurricane Harvey resulted in Tropical Storm and Hurricane warnings along the Texas coast with meteorologists promising substantial rainfall and flooding. Devastating flooding and storm surge has many homeowners reviewing their insurance policies and taking action to protect their property. Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey also highlights important insurance program deficits and complexities that often complicate claims. Let’s… Read More

Houston Couples Still Fighting for Marriage Equality

It has been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. In Texas, however, couples are still fighting for marriage equality, especially couples where one spouse works as a government employee. Having repealed the non-discrimination ordinances in Houston in 2015, there is a great deal of concern over… Read More

Back to School Safety Tips for Texas Drivers

As millions of students prepare to return to school, Texas drivers can expect the rules of the road to shift. As school zones become active and traffic flows change, drivers must stay alert and follow the law when behind the wheel. With the help of information from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), here are… Read More

5 Insurance Tips for Homeowners During Hurricane Season

Hurricane Rita (2005) and Hurricane Ike (2008) were two of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history. Both hurricanes made landfall in Texas resulting in almost $11 billion in property damage or losses in Texas. For the more than nine million homeowners living in coastal areas of Texas, insuring your property against natural disasters can offer… Read More