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  • Texas Company Will Pay 3 Million Dollars to Settle Federal Trade Commission Charges That it Failed to Meet Accuracy Requirements for its Tenant Screening Reports

    Texas Company Will Pay $3 million to Settle Federal Trade Commission Charges That it Failed to Meet Accuracy Requirements for its Tenant Screening Reports


    (October 16, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: A Texas company has agreed to pay $3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of tenant screening information that it provided to landlords and property managers, a violation of federal law that caused some potential renters to be falsely associated with criminal records. The FTC’s complaint alleges that RealPage, Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of tenant screening information provided to its clients. The amount RealPage has agreed to pay as part of the settlement is the largest civil pe...
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  • Driver Failure to Control Vehicle and Impairment Caused Fatal Crash

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    Driver Failure to Control Vehicle and Impairment Caused Fatal Crash

    Driver’s Failure to Control Vehicle, Impairment, Caused Fatal Crash


    Determination in the March 29, 2017 truck and bus crash near Concan, Texas


    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the March 29, 2017 crash near Concan, Texas was caused by a 20-year-old driver’s failure to control his vehicle due to his use of marijuana in combination with his misuse of a prescription medication. The deadly crash occurred when a pick-up truck driver traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 83 crossed the double, solid-yellow centerline, entered the southbound lane, and collided with a bus carrying 13 passengers. The truck driver was observed by witnesses driving erratically for more than 15 minutes prior to the collision. The bus driver and 12 of the 13 passengers were killed. The truck driver and one of the bus passengers suffered se
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas



    Washington, DC - - (October 10, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction of gates in existing wall structure near the international border in the state of Texas. The waiver was published in the Federal Register Oct. 10, 2018. This waiver is issued pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number of authorities necessary to carry out DHS’s border security mission. One of these authorities is found at section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (“IIRIRA”). Section 102(a) of IIRIRA provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as ...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    Editor's note: The National Transportation Safety Board published the following information:


    Washington, DC - - (October 3, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Wednesday for the March 29, 2017, crash involving a pick-up truck and a 13-passenger bus near Concan, Texas. The crash occurred when a pick-up truck traveling north on U.S. 83 crossed the double, solid-yellow centerline, entered the southbound lane, and collided with the bus. The bus driver and 12 of the 13 passengers were killed. The truck driver and one of the bus passengers suffered serious injuries. Among the more than 800 pages of information in the docket are interviews with the surviving bus passenger, the truck driver, and witnesses who recorded a 14-minute video of the motion of
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  • Governor Greg Abbott of Texas Announces Services For Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Shooting

    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas Announces Services For Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Shooting




    March 27, 2018


    Austin, Texas - - (March 22, 2018) - - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the release of more than $2.3 million in grant funding to support the long-term recovery efforts of survivors of the Sutherland Springs shootings. This funding will be given to six agencies to provide a coordinated response to assist residents of Sutherland Springs and the surrounding areas with community resiliency and recovery programs. These services will help provide a variety of services including counseling, mental health screenings, education and legal assistance. "The act of pure evil inflicted on the faithful people of Sutherland Springs on November 5, 2017 will deeply affect the community, especially the surviving victims, for the rest of their lives," said Governor Ab
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  • Texas Governor Abbott Announces Emergency Funding For Austin Police Department And Texas Rangers To Assist In Bomb Investigations

    Texas Governor Abbott Announces Emergency Funding For Austin Police Department And Texas Rangers To Assist In Bomb Investigations





    Austin, Texas - - (March 19, 2018) - - The Office of the Governor today announced the release of $265,500 in emergency funding for the Austin Police Department (APD) and the Texas Ranger Bomb Response Team to purchase seven portable x-ray systems for use in bomb detection and responding to suspicious package investigations. These x-ray systems are used by bomb technicians on scene and provide clear visual evidence for rapid assessment of a package’s safety. “I want to ensure everyone in the Austin region and the entire state that Texas is committed to providing every resource necessary to make sure these crimes are solved as quickly as possible,” said Governor Abbott. “I offer my sincere thanks to law enforcement at the local, state and f...
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  • Governor Abbott of Texas Issues Statement On Package Bombings

    Governor Abbott of Texas Issues Statement On Package Bombings

    Governor Abbott of Texas Issues Statement On Package Bombings






    Editor's note: Reportedly, some people suspect that the attacks may be directed against Black and/or Hispanic People.



    Office Of The Governor of Texas Offers $15,000 Reward



    Austin, Texas - - (March 12, 2018) - - Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following multiple package bombings in Austin, TX. Information issued by the Governor's office indicated that Governor Abbott has been briefed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and has offered whatever resources necessary to assist authorities in their investigation. Additionally, the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in the deadly package blasts...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Identifies Resources Available for Former Amarillo Texas Pantex Plant Workers

    U.S. Department of Labor Identifies Resources Available for Former Amarillo, Texas’ Pantex Plant Workers


    Qualifying dates of employment are January 1, 1951, through December 31, 1957






    Washington, DC - - (March 2, 2017) - - Former Pantex plant workers in Amarillo, Texas, may qualify as part of a new worker Special Exposure Cohort class that will simplify filing of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act claims. Managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to workers who became ill as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while employed at covered facilities. Survivors of qualified workers may also be entitled to benefits. Effective February 3, 2017, the following class of workers was added to the SEC of the EEOICPA: All employees of the U.S. Department of Energy, its predecessor agencie
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    Texas Company Will Pay 3 Million Dollars to Settle Federal Trade Commission Charges That it Failed to Meet Accuracy Requirements for its Tenant Screening Reports
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    Texas Company Will Pay $3 million to Settle Federal Trade Commission Charges That it Failed to Meet Accuracy Requirements for its Tenant Screening Reports


    (October 16, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: A Texas company has agreed to pay $3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of tenant screening information that it provided to landlords and property managers, a violation of federal law that caused some potential renters to be falsely associated with criminal records. The FTC’s complaint alleges that RealPage, Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of tenant screening information provided to its clients. The amount RealPage has agreed to pay as part of the settlement is the largest civil pe...
    10-18-2018, 09:41 AM
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    Driver Failure to Control Vehicle and Impairment Caused Fatal Crash
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    Driver’s Failure to Control Vehicle, Impairment, Caused Fatal Crash


    Determination in the March 29, 2017 truck and bus crash near Concan, Texas


    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the March 29, 2017 crash near Concan, Texas was caused by a 20-year-old driver’s failure to control his vehicle due to his use of marijuana in combination with his misuse of a prescription medication. The deadly crash occurred when a pick-up truck driver traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 83 crossed the double, solid-yellow centerline, entered the southbound lane, and collided with a bus carrying 13 passengers. The truck driver was observed by witnesses driving erratically for more than 15 minutes prior to the collision. The bus driver and 12 of the 13 passengers were killed. The truck driver and one of the bus passengers suffered se
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    10-18-2018, 08:46 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Waiver to Expedite Border Wall Gate Construction Project in Texas



    Washington, DC - - (October 10, 2018) - - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction of gates in existing wall structure near the international border in the state of Texas. The waiver was published in the Federal Register Oct. 10, 2018. This waiver is issued pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number of authorities necessary to carry out DHS’s border security mission. One of these authorities is found at section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (“IIRIRA”). Section 102(a) of IIRIRA provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as ...
    10-13-2018, 08:51 PM
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    National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    Editor's note: The National Transportation Safety Board published the following information:


    Washington, DC - - (October 3, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Wednesday for the March 29, 2017, crash involving a pick-up truck and a 13-passenger bus near Concan, Texas. The crash occurred when a pick-up truck traveling north on U.S. 83 crossed the double, solid-yellow centerline, entered the southbound lane, and collided with the bus. The bus driver and 12 of the 13 passengers were killed. The truck driver and one of the bus passengers suffered serious injuries. Among the more than 800 pages of information in the docket are interviews with the surviving bus passenger, the truck driver, and witnesses who recorded a 14-minute video of the motion of
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    10-04-2018, 05:53 AM
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    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas Announces Services For Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Shooting
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas Announces Services For Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Shooting




    March 27, 2018


    Austin, Texas - - (March 22, 2018) - - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the release of more than $2.3 million in grant funding to support the long-term recovery efforts of survivors of the Sutherland Springs shootings. This funding will be given to six agencies to provide a coordinated response to assist residents of Sutherland Springs and the surrounding areas with community resiliency and recovery programs. These services will help provide a variety of services including counseling, mental health screenings, education and legal assistance. "The act of pure evil inflicted on the faithful people of Sutherland Springs on November 5, 2017 will deeply affect the community, especially the surviving victims, for the rest of their lives," said Governor Ab
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    03-27-2018, 10:02 PM

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