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One Day After Order, Crypto-Miner Says It Has Stopped Sales in U.S.

Texas investors solicited   The cryptocurrency mining company Bitcoin Trading & Cloud Mining Ltd. said it is no longer accepting investments from the United States. The company’s statement came less than one day after the Texas Securities Commissioner entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against the company. The company, known as BTCRUSH, ...

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New TDI Website Sheds Light on Medical Costs

Need rotator cuff surgery and wondering what it’s going to cost you? Texas consumers now have a new tool to help them find out. The Texas Department of Insurance has a new website  ̶  TexasHealthcareCosts.org  ̶  that provides cost information on more than 200 of the most common medical procedures, including ...

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Phantom Texas Firm Fraudulently Offering Crypto Investment

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order on May 15 to stop Wind Wide Coin Inc., an entity that says it is based in Houston, from fraudulently offering investments in a cryptocurrency trading program. The order alleges that Wind Wide Coin and three sales agents in Houston ...

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Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR® Products Set for May 26-28

Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Both take place Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28. The Texas Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save about $10.7 million in state and local sales tax ...

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Texas Game Wardens Crack Down on Illegal Fish Trade in Markets, Restaurants

by TWPD staff State game wardens issued more than 150 citations to 19 fish markets and restaurants in the Houston area that illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a recently completed sting conducted by the Special Operations unit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division. ...

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Business Filings – March 2018

Assumed Name (doing business as) filings in Walker County, Texas for the month of March 2018 Assumed Name Owner 1 Owner 2 7 Leguas Mexican Grill Lopez, Eduardo A G D Services Davis Jr, Dan S Adams Land Improvement Contractor Adams, Derrick AM Silverline Logistics Muiruri, Amos Blessed Ink Casanova, ...

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Backpage.com Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking in Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday that his office’s prosecution of Backpage.com has resulted in the company pleading guilty to human trafficking in Texas and its CEO Carl Ferrer pleading guilty to money laundering. This comes less than a week after the attorney general’s office assisted the Department of Justice ...

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Enforcement Investigation Finds Widespread Fraud in Crypto Offerings

The Enforcement Division of the Texas State Securities Board found widespread fraud in cryptocurrency offerings during a four-week investigation of investments tied to virtual currencies. The full results of the investigation are in the 14-page report Enforcement Report: Widespread Fraud Found in Cryptocurrency Offerings. For more information on the report, contact Robert ...

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Former FBI Agent To Speak On Ethics Of Enron

By Hannah Haney   Enron, America’s once seventh-largest company, went bankrupt and collapsed in December of 2001. The rise and sudden fall of the Texas-based energy-trading giant, captured the nation’s attention and raised questions of ethical decision making in the corporate world. Michael Anderson, former FBI Assistant Special Agent in charge ...

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Local Businesses, Individuals May Qualify for Grant for Replacement Vehicles

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program is offering grant funding to repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles. Grants will be awarded only to applicants who will operate their repowered or new vehicle in one or more of ...

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