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Texas Reaches $2 Million Settlement with Fraudulent Lead Generation Company

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas secured an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with LowerMyBills, a lead generation company that misled consumers toward Credit Alliance Group (CAG), which falsely advertised its accreditation and debt management process. This AVC secured $2 million in restitution for eligible consumers. The attorney general’s ...

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Beware of Buying Flood-Damaged Vehicles in Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Texas Attorney General issues consumer alert Attorney General Ken Paxton today is advising any Texan considering a used car purchase to be wary of vehicles for sale that might have suffered flood damage from Hurricane Harvey. It’s estimated that between 500,000 and one million automobiles were submerged in floodwaters during ...

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DBA Filings – August 2017

Assumed Name (doing business as) filings in Walker County during the month of August 2017 Assumed Name Owner 1 Owner 2 A & W Services Holbrook, Aaron Wallace, Jacob Advantage Sign Services Dimmick, Michael All Risk Insurance Hawley, Rebecca Gaines Awesome Guys Professional Cleaning Bruso, Jonathan O Breier Construction Breier, ...

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Comptroller’s Office Extends Tax Deadline in Counties Affected by Hurricane Damage

Most businesses in federally declared disaster areas affected by Hurricane Harvey will be granted a 30-day extension to file August and quarterly sales and use tax reports, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today. The extension is for taxpayers not required to file electronic tax returns. Taxpayers aren’t required to report electronically if they paid ...

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State Waiving Requirements, Extending Deadlines for Certain Licensees

As Texans respond to the ongoing disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey, TDLR is reaching out to help those in the affected areas. During this difficult time, we are streamlining procedures to help our licensees and small businesses recover as quickly as possible. Governor Greg Abbott’s disaster proclamation includes the following ...

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Huntsville Restaurant Inspections – July 2017

Routine health inspection results from the City of Huntsville for July 2017. 1836 Steakhouse Score:  82 Improper cold hold 2641 11th Street Cutting boards need to be replaced, soda gun and knives need to be cleaned and sanitized Expired cream cheese, gravy, and tartar sauce pulled from walk-in cooler Chemical ...

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4,500 Texans to Receive $17.6 Million in Student Loan Relief

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement with Aequitas, a now defunct private investment firm that provides over $17 million in debt relief for Texans who attended schools operated by Corinthian College. The settlement was first approved by the Oregon federal court overseeing the Aequitas receivership and is ...

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DBA Filings – July 2017

Assumed Name (doing business as) filings in Walker County for the month of July 2017 Assumed Name Owner 1 Owner 2 A&J Auto & Truck Service Phillips, Mike A Great Plumber Allbright, Andrew Awesome Guys Professional Cleaners Bruso, Jonathon O Bulldog Spray Foam Risner, Kable Risner, Stephanie Cactus Flower Photography ...

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Funds Available for Forest Thinning

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestations and outbreaks. ...

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Texas Governor’s Committee Calls for Nominations for the 2017 Lex Frieden Employment Awards

Do you know an employer, entrepreneur, dedicated individual or volunteer, or local committee or organization that has gone above and beyond the legal requirements to ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities in your community and in the workplace? If so, please help us acknowledge them with your awards nominations ...

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