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Texas Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Texas, U.S.A. (TX), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Brandon Rich in Houston Texas

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Brandon Rich has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Judith Paredes in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Judith Paredes has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as an Account Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Krista Aburrow in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Krista Aburrow has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

The Cooksey Team Achieves 35 Percent Increase in Profitability in 2018 Despite Overall Mortgage Market Decline

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top-producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has achieved year-over-year growth in volume and profitability for the sixth year running. In 2018, The Cooksey Team increased its overall volume by 27 percent over the previous year and increased the number of loan units closed by 28 percent.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joffrey Clark in Dallas TX

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Joffrey Clark has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Principal and Charter School Practice Leader, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

David Lykken Celebrated by HousingWire as a 2018 Vanguard Award Honoree

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS), today announced that Founder and Chief Transformational Officer David Lykken has been named a 2018 Vanguard Award honoree by HousingWire (HW) magazine.

Chuck Simpson of EPIC to Present on Hazard Recognition at 2018 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference

HOUSTON, Texas and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on Tues., Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.

EyeBuyDirect Introduces Limited 2018 Holiday Colors for Most Popular Frames

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EyeBuyDirect, the fastest growing online retailer of prescription glasses, today released new festive colors for three of their most popular frames, just in time for the holiday season. These new colors will be in a very limited stock and only available from December 3-7, or until they sell out.

Donald Eugene Lowe – A New Face in the Democratic Race

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Eugene Lowe respects politics. He was a 2016 presidential candidate, but this time around he’s hoping to run on the Democratic ticket. He considers himself a “man of the people,” not “for the people” and believes he’s “a better choice.”

EyeBuyDirect Introduces SightRelax Enhanced Digital Protection Prescription Lenses, Starting at Just $81

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent survey of over 1,000 individuals conducted by EyeBuyDirect, the fastest growing online prescription eyewear retailer, found 4 in 5 people spend five or more hours a day looking at a screen, with a third in front of a screen for eight hours or more. Nearly half (46 percent) say their eyes hurt, or need time to adjust, after viewing a screen, and 81 percent believe the amount of time spent in front of a screen has at least a little effect on overall health.

EyeBuyDirect Launches New Line of RFLKT Glasses – Premium Winter Eyewear

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EyeBuyDirect today announced a new line of RFLKT glasses designed with the winter months in the forefront. New styles released include Planete, Illusion, Resonance, Luminous and Era, and will be available starting November 12. The five new frames in EyeBuyDirect’s premium line reflect the best winter has to offer when it comes to colors – clear blue, pink golden and brown striped.

Danielle Reed of EPIC Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that HR Solutions Associate Consultant Danielle Reed has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference (TPC).

Bob Simpson Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston TX

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Nov, 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that veteran communications professional Bob Simpson has joined the firm as Director, Communications and Engagement (C&E) to lead EPIC’s C&E practice nationally.

Trish Drew of EPIC Presents on Construction Risk Management at 2018 IRMI Construction Risk Conference

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Construction Industry risk management specialist Trish Drew is among the presenters at this year’s annual Construction Risk Management Conference, presented by the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), currently taking place in Houston, Texas.

Kara Lamphere of Mid America Mortgage Named to Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women

ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Chief Operating Officer Kara Lamphere was named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s 2018 list of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women.

EPIC’s Casey Lillis to Present on Cyber Security and Data Privacy at GLAMM 2018 in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Account Executive Casey Lillis will present at the Globalaw Annual Members Meeting (GLAMM) 2018 on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Walker office in Dallas, Texas.

Ainsworth Advisors Fields Top-Tier Mortgage Business Leaders to Guide Long Range Growth for World Class Lenders

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ainsworth Advisors, LLC, a group of veteran mortgage industry leaders offering strategic and tactical advice, helping improve efficiencies and developing strong leadership teams for world-class mortgage lending businesses, today announced it has deepened its bench strength with unparalleled expertise in key operations and planning areas.

Mold Inspection Sciences Texas Announces the New Investment of FLIR E6 Infrared Camera Technology to Expand Testing Capabilities and Help Consumers Live Healthier Lives

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mold Inspection Sciences Texas (MISTX) today announces the rollout of FLIR E6 Infrared Cameras across all Mold Inspection Sciences Texas service areas. The introduction of this advanced, non-invasive technology allows MISTX field teams to zero in on and identify potential sources of moisture during testing and sampling investigations.

Mid America Mortgage Hires Pamela Misner to Manage Underwriting

ADDISON, Texas, Oct. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm has retained Pam Misner as Underwriting Manager. With nearly 30 years of mortgage expertise, Misner will direct Mid America’s mortgage loan underwriting and collaborating on the expansion of origination and production teams for Mid America’s West Coast branches.

FinKube, Plaid Offer Webinar on Digital Lending

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FinKube, a company that provides AI-powered Platform-as-a-Service solutions for a range of industries, announced today that the company will offer a free webinar featuring Plaid Inc. – a financial technology platform that powers modern, digital financial services.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Matt Lumelleau in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Matt Lumelleau has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty practice as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Calling all bands in Texas to participate in the Battle of the Bands hosted by Hub Streat Plano and Texas Select Radio

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Select Radio announces the 2018 Battle of the Bands at Hub Streat, a full service Culinary Entertainment Center, featuring hand crafted cocktails, craft beer, a menu for every taste from a scratch kitchen, live entertainment and a dog friendly patio.

MorVest Capital Offering $1.8B in GNMA Mortgage Servicing Rights

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MorVest Capital, an industry leader in liquidity and balance sheet advisory services, is the exclusive agent for a $1.8 billion GNMA bulk mortgage servicing portfolio. The seller is an independent mortgage banker providing full reps and warrants. Portfolio characteristics include a 3.45 percent weighted average interest rate,

Transformational Mortgage Solutions’ Beth Ozenghar Honored by HousingWire’s 2018 Insiders Award Program for Excellence in Mortgage Advisory Services

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS), today announced that President and COO Beth Ozenghar has been honored by HousingWire (HW) magazine with the publication’s 2018 Insiders Award. This marks the third year the award program has recognized operational all-stars “who do the legwork and make the mortgage industry tick.”

Whiteflash Launches Next Generation Jewelry Care Plan

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., specialists in ideal diamonds and fine jewelry, announced today an innovation in jewelry protection having just completed implementation of a ground-breaking program provided by JM Care Plan, Inc., a member of the Jewelers Mutual Group. The plan is the first to be rolled out by an e-commerce company and provides comprehensive jewelry care for three years from the date of purchase.

Kick-Off Festival for DFW Free Day of Yoga – Dallas, Texas, September 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Non-Profit Mission: DFW Free Day of Yoga’s mission is expand and enhance the practice of yoga, building a greater sense of community in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The 12th Annual DFW Free Day of Yoga begins with the Kick-Off Festival in Farmer’s Market featuring the LARGEST COMMUNITY CLASS IN DFW opening the festival at 9 a.m.

Everhart Construction, a full-service design remodeling firm, specializing in commercial construction, build-outs, and residential remodeling, named Qualified Remodeler Top 500

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everhart Construction, a design remodeling firm based in Houston, Texas, is the premier provider of commercial construction services throughout the Houston area. It has been named a Qualified Remodeler Top 500.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Honored by American Heart Association for Workplace Health Achievement

HOUSTON, Texas and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC’s Houston office and New York-based Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company have received Bronze level recognitions in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index.

The Cooksey Team Included in Dallas Business Journal’s ‘2018 Best Places to Work’

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has been recognized for a second straight year by Dallas Business Journal as one of its “Best Places to Work.” The branch was one of only 100 companies recognized in this year’s list.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Anthony Craig Morelos in Austin TX

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Craig Morelos has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty practice as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Sam Siddons in Austin Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Sam Siddons has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

FinKube Publishes New Digital Lending White Paper, ‘Simplifying the Digital Mortgage Process’

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FinKube, a company that provides AI-powered Platform-as-a-Service solutions for a range of industries, announced today that it has published a new white paper entitled “Simplifying the Digital Mortgage Process.” The new paper outlines some of the risks lenders face when making choices about the technologies they employ on the front ends of their mortgage origination processes.

Express Information Systems Named to Accounting Today VAR 100 for Second Consecutive Year

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second consecutive year, Express Information Systems, a leading provider of business software and consulting for growing businesses in Texas and beyond, has been included in the Accounting Today VAR 100.

Mid America Mortgage COO Kara Lamphere Repeats as One of MPA Magazine’s Elite Woman in Mortgage

ADDISON, Texas, July 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Chief Operating Officer Kara Lamphere was named by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine to the publication’s list of 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage. This is the second consecutive year that Lamphere has received this recognition.

Express Information Systems Named to Software Industry Guru Bob Scott’s 2018 List of Top 100 VARs

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Express Information Systems, a leading provider of business software and consulting for growing businesses in Texas and beyond, has announced its inclusion on Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs 2018 published by Progressive Media Group.

Big Changes for Texas Plumbing Company – A New Location and New Website for Reliant Plumbing

AUSTIN, Texas, July 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reliant Plumbing’s premium plumbing expertise and services are now available to the greater Austin and Texas Hill County areas. Reliant was founded by Max Hicks, an expert plumber with nearly two decades years of experience in the plumbing industry.

MorVest Capital Hires Ruth Lee as Executive Vice President for Expansion of Mortgage Liquidity and MSR Advisory Services

SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David Fleig, CEO of MorVest Capital, LLC, a financial services advisory firm specializing in mortgage banking liquidity and capital solutions, today announced its addition of Executive Vice President Ruth Lee.

EyeBuyDirect Launches its New ‘Catch of the Day’ Summer Collection

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the beach or by the pool, EyeBuyDirect’s new Catch of the Day summer collection, released today, aims to highlight an individual’s personal style. As the fastest-growing online prescription eyewear retailer, the collection marks the beginning of EyeBuyDirect’s #ItsHowYouFrameIt campaign, which focuses on bright colors, limitless expression and positivity.

Capitol Fence Presents a Residential Fence Buying Guide and Tip Sheet

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The type of fence that residential homeowners decide to use will not only play an essential role in the house’s exterior design, but also provides one of the most basic human needs – protection. Capitol Fence and Deck of Austin, Texas shares their tips for homeowners to buy the right fence between wrought iron, chain link, or wood.

Lykken on Lending June 25 Podcast Features Black Knight EVP Shelley Leonard on Mortgage Servicing in the Digital Age

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lykken on Lending, the mortgage industry podcast created by mortgage lenders for mortgage lenders, is pleased to announce that its June 25 episode welcomes Shelley Leonard, EVP and Chief Product Officer for Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI).