Texas Business News

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.

Mid America Mortgage Purchases $2.7 Billion in Mortgage Servicing Rights

ADDISON, Texas, April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has acquired the mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) for $2.7 billion in government loans. The portfolio includes a number of delinquent VA- and FHA-insured loans.

FCC’s New Broadband Advisory Committee Members to Speak at Broadband Communities Summit

DALLAS, Texas, April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Broadband Communities announced today that four members of the FCC’s new Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) will participate in a panel discussion/Q&A at the Broadband Communities Summit Cornerstone Awards Luncheon on May 3.

Medical Experts Unite Regarding Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy in Women

IRVING, Texas, April 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – BioTE(R) Medical announces a forum of medical experts gathering before the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) to form consensus on testosterone therapy in women. The AMMG conference runs April 27-30, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Record Attendance Expected at Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s 101st Annual Convention

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) announced today the location and dates of its 101st Annual Convention. This year’s conference – “Defining Our Future” – will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas on May 21 – 23, 2017.

Ascende – an EPIC Company adds Gary C. McKinney to Southwest Region Business Development Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gary C. McKinney has joined the firm’s Southwest Region Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Houston (Ascende – an EPIC Company) as Business Development Manager.

The Largest Livestock Show and Rodeo in The World to be ‘Cowboy Connected’ by 5 BARS

HOUSTON, Texas and IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 BARS(R) installed a state-of-the-art carrier-grade Wi-Fi network to ensure the performance required for the crowds of the largest rodeo in the world, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, one of the City of Houston’s “signature events.”

Revenue Cycle and Coding Strategies Merge to Expand Healthcare Consulting Services

AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Medical and radiation oncology consulting firm Revenue Cycle and healthcare coding and compliance consulting and education firm Coding Strategies announce a merger that will bring the two companies together for the benefit of the healthcare industry.

Premier Vintage Motoring and Luxury Lifestyle Event, Concours d’Elegance of Texas, Announces its Relocation to Arlington, Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Concours d’Elegance of Texas announced that it will hold its annual three-day vintage car celebration event in the Arlington Entertainment District (previously hosted in the Houston area). The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is one of the largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events in the state, a world-class gathering of collector cars and vintage motorcycles in a wonderful park setting.

Quandis Integrates its Court Case Search Solution, QCC, with KMCIS’ CaseAware Case Management System

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Exposition – Quandis, Inc., a leading default management mortgage technology provider, announced at the MBA’s yearly servicing conference being held at the Gaylord Texas Hotel that it has seamlessly integrated its court case search solution, dubbed Quandis Court Connect (QCC), with KMC Information Systems, L.C.’s (KMCIS) CaseAware(R) case management system (CMS) for law firms.

ARMCO Adds New Capabilities to its ACES Audit Technology, Empowering Organizations to Swiftly Adhere to Changing Servicing Compliance Rules

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Exposition – ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced at the MBA’s annual servicing conference being held at the Gaylord Texan Hotel, that it has added to and enhanced business user-friendly configuration functionality to its award-winning ACES Audit Technology(TM) solution.

Sharewell HDD Announces PipeVac Lifting Systems

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell HDD is proud to announce the launch of PipeVac Lifting Systems(R). The PipeVac(R) is manufactured with SmartLift Technology(R) – from its sleek, lightweight design to its revolutionary hydraulic-drive system. Each component is selected with safety, performance, and durability in mind.

Ros B Beauty Introduces Luxury Cosmetic Line

SACHSE, Texas, Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top industry expert and professional makeup artist Rosalyn Bellamy, CEO and founder of Ros B Beauty, launched Ros B Beauty Luxury Cosmetics at a December 8 gala launch party at Salon M in Frisco, Texas. The cosmetic line, offering high performance products catering to all skin tones and types, includes Camera Ready Primer, HD Pro Finish Foundation, Dual Powder Pro Finish Foundation, Pro Finish Liquid Concealer, Blush On, Luxe Lip Gloss, and Liquid Velvet Lipstick.

Whiteflash Re-Certified for ISO 9000 for the Sixth Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and fine designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been recertified for ISO 9000 for the sixth consecutive year. International Standards Organization (ISO) certification requires documented and audited practices promoting top level quality control and continual improvement. Whiteflash is one of very few retail jewelers in the world to be certified for ISO 9000.

Run Up Them Bands with OGB Song of the Year

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dallas artist OG Bobby Billions released on Black Friday what might be one of the greatest debuts from a new talent – and according to him it’s only the beginning. On December 9 he will be releasing a more in-depth visual to the already buzzing “Bands” single.

Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode Named Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

ADDISON, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that its Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its second annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program.

EPIC’s Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Named ‘Top Benefit Advising Innovators’ by Employee Benefit Adviser

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) named Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt as “Top Benefit Advising Innovators.”

Donald Eugene Lowe Says He Could Still ‘Stop’ President-Elect Trump Based on Election Law Loopholes

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — No matter party affiliation, everyone can agree that this year’s elections were heart-pumping. And for Donald Eugene Lowe, it might have even been a bit more so. Why? To date, he says that he is the first person in history to become a President-Elect Alternate. It’s the law – a combination of many, in fact.

Texas Country Reporter to Air Special Thanksgiving Show Teaming with Mueller Metal Roofs & Buildings to Present Special Story of Giving

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Country Reporter with Kelli & Bob Phillips teams up with Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, to extend a helping hand to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The Helping Hand campaign, now in its 8th year, awarded Floral Heights Community Food Pantry of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Ascende – an EPIC Company Expands Southwest Leadership Team and Welcomes New International Benefits Leader

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Ascende – an EPIC Company has promoted Mary Parker and Dina Flavin to managing principals, joining Steve Goulet and Suzanne McGarey as strategic leaders of Ascende’s Health & Welfare practice. Collectively, they also serve as client engagement managers, providing senior leadership support and direction to the firm’s consulting clients.

The Texas State Men & Boys Choir Releases Follow Up To Top 40 Record

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2016, The Texas State Men’s Choir, founded in January of 2015, released its debut record titled “Prayers, Poems & Promises” which reached #39 on iTunes classical charts in April. With the choir’s new treble addition and now renamed The Texas State Men & Boys Choir, they teamed up with The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir to offer a new Christmas album titled “Following The Star; Traditional Carols.”

Whiteflash Launches New Mobile First Diamond and Jewelry Website

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., prominent e-tailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have just launched a state-of-the art mobile first website with all new functionality and look and feel. It is the most ambitious advancement in the company’s 16 year history of cutting edge e-commerce.

5150 FILMS, LLC Showcases Diversity with Fresh and Cutting Edge Screenplays

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Get ready and brace yourself for the fast acting and exciting new small film company called 5150 Films LLC based out of Houston, Texas. Frank Shank (Screenwriter/Director) and Jacqueline Skyler (Executive Producer/Supporting Actor) have teamed up to entertain audiences with their amazing screenplays that span a variety of genres.

Rejected GOP candidate pushes onwards to the Electoral College, Donald Eugene Lowe Presidential Candidate

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Sept. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Eugene Lowe started working on his presidential campaign in 2013. To date, he has spent less than $20,000 and he’s not about to give up now. In fact, he says he’s just getting started. “It’s possible,” Lowe says. “There are many voters who do not like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump and that puts me in a very good position. According to my calculations, I have a 52 percent chance of winning.”

Mid America Mortgage Adds Delinquent FHA-Insured Loans to Whole Loan Purchase Program

ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode today announced the firm will begin purchasing delinquent FHA loans as part of its whole loan purchase program. To be eligible for purchase, loans must have an active mortgage insurance certificate, and the original terms of the note must remain unmodified.

Dermatology Laser Center and Spa Certified as Tatt2Away Clinic Center

SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Ana Rodriguez, at Dermatology Laser Center & Spa, has developed a distinctive philosophy for offering exceptional dermatological care, fusing aesthetics and medicine. That’s exactly why Tatt2Away, from Rejuvatek Medical, was the perfect choice for offering effective, natural tattoo removal.

Kelly Zinke purchases Stoltz Image Consulting from Elaine Stoltz, will move StoltzZinke studio to 4961 So. Hulen on Oct. 1, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After launching Stoltz Image Consulting nearly 30 years ago to offer personal styling services to executives and professionals in North Texas and beyond, Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM, master image, wardrobe and make-up consultant, will sell her business to her colleague of six years, Kelly Zinke. The transaction closes on October 1, 2016.

President of RSI & Associates Receives New Accreditation to Better Serve its Clients

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RSI & Associates, Inc. is excited to announce that its senior analyst/appraiser, Gerald W. Brown, Sr., recently added an important accreditation to his already impressive roster of professional credentials – Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) with a specialization in business valuation for litigation.

Mid America Mortgage to Purchase eNotes through Its Correspondent Channel

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode today announced it will purchase eNotes for loans closed electronically from approved sellers through its correspondent lending channel.

Heart of Christmas: One Gift Bears Another

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Heart of Christmas, The Secret History of The Littlest Wiseman,” a gift film that pays tribute to philanthropists Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh, will premiere Sept. 7, 2016 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. At age 9, Ben Tinsley became a participant and contributor to the annual Fort Worth Christmas pageant, “The Littlest Wiseman.”

Mid America Mortgage Executes Its First eClosing, eNote

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode today announced the firm has completed its first eClosing and eNote through its retail origination channel. Mid America intends to expand eClosing to all of its retail business, executing eNotes and utilizing electronic documents where allowed by local jurisdiction.

Pavaso VP Nancy Pratt Selected as ‘Woman of Influence’ in Mortgage by HousingWire

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, a provider of collaborative real estate technology, announced Nancy Pratt, the company’s vice president of partner relations and government affairs, has been named to the 2016 “Women of Influence” list compiled by HousingWire. Pratt was one of 43 women to be honored with this distinction this year, which was published in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.

EPIC adds Business Development Manager Will Ogilvie in Houston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Will Ogilvie has joined the firm’s southwest regional office. He will be based in Houston and report to Brett Haugh, Managing Principal, Southwest Region.

SUDC Supports Neuropathology Research Fellowship

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a $120,000 commitment, the SUDC Foundation is excited to announce the support of “The Moss Pieratt Foundation Memorial Neuropathology Fellowship” at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system, which includes the brain and is crucial to our better understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC). To date, there are no comprehensive brain studies on victims of SUDC.

Aspired Vision Studio of El Paso, Texas is now a Tatt2Away Studio Center

EL PASO, Texas, July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially announces the Tatt2Away(R) non-laser tattoo removal system is now available for the first time in the greater El Paso area with Aspired Vision Studio’s Mike Alqasimmi. The El Paso location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as a Tatt2Away Studio Center in the state. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all-natural system.

Libertarian Railroad Commission Candidate Mark Miller Wants Voters to Declare Independence from Two-Party Rule

AUSTIN, Texas, July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Libertarian Candidate Dr. Mark Miller urges voters to declare independence from two-party rule. With Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld representing the Libertarian Party at the top of the ballot this year, the next highest contest in Texas will be the statewide election of Texas Railroad Commission, for which Miller is running.

The Pink Fund and Houston Area Fred Astaire Dance Studios Seek Breast Cancer Survivors for Nationwide Fundraising Event

HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Are you a survivor? Do you know a survivor? Has breast cancer affected your life in any way? If so, Dancing With The Survivors(R) presented by The Pink Fund, which makes its way to Houston on October 9, 2016 at the Crystal Ballroom Houston, is the event for you.

The South Austin Moonlighters to Release Their Brand New Studio Album ‘Ghost Of A Small Town’ on July 12, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 12 The South Austin Moonlighters will be releasing “Ghost of a Small Town,” which features 13 brand new songs including their new single “You, Love and Me.” The album will be available on iTunes, on their website, on Amazon, CD Baby, at the shows and at Waterloo Records and discriminating independent record stores everywhere!

Pavaso Achieves SOC 1 Certification of Pavaso Platform for Mortgage eClosing

PLANO, Texas, June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc., a digital process and collaboration solutions provider, announced it has passed its Service Organization Control (SOC) 1(SM) audit for the Digital Close(SM) platform. This is the second SOC certification for Pavaso, as the company’s data center has already been SOC-2 certified.

MyDoctorsChat Fully Embraces the AMA’s New Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine

HOUSTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MHIT Business Services, Inc. – the parent company of MyDoctorsChat – a fully scalable, HIPAA compliant enterprise mobile telemedicine software solution for doctors, patients and healthcare organizations believes that the evolution of telemedicine technology offers improved access to healthcare and provides new, sophisticated opportunities for healthcare providers to address their patients’ unique healthcare needs.

LeaseAccelerator CEO to Speak at FEI New Lease Accounting Standards Conference

IRVINE, Texas, June 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator announced today that its CEO, Michael Keeler, will participate in a panel at the upcoming Financial Executives International (FEI) New Lease Accounting Standard Conference. Issued earlier this year, the new standards, FASB ASU 2016-02 (or Topic 842) for US GAAP and IFRS 16, will require companies to track virtually all real estate, equipment leases, and leases embedded in service agreements as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets starting as early as 2019.

Gamma Medical Research announces the use of Telemedicine in Clinical Research

MCALLEN, Texas, June 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gamma Medical Research, Inc., headed by Dr. Roberto Mangoo-Karim, is excited to announce the licensing of My Doctors Chat to provide Telemedicine in its clinical research programs. Gamma Medical Research, a company dedicated to compassionate medical care and scientific progress, is advancing science and innovation through clinical investigation by conducting pharmaceutical research trials.

Pavaso Named Approved Vendor for eSignatures with Caliber Home Loans

PLANO, Texas, June 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc., a digital process and collaboration solutions provider, announced it has been approved as an eSignature vendor for digital mortgages by Irving, Texas-based Caliber Home Loans (Caliber). As a result, Caliber will now accept loans from its correspondent lenders that were completed using Pavaso’s Digital Close(SM) platform for eSign or eClosing.

Three EPIC Consultants Recognized Among the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

SAN FRANCISCO and SAN MATEO, Calif., and HOUSTON, Texas, June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Dana Liedel, Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Lydia Rivera have been included in Employee Benefit Adviser’s list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising.

Donald Trump May No Longer Be the GOP Presumptive Nominee says Challenger Donald Lowe

SAN ANGELO, Texas, June 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Eugene Lowe is officially announcing that he will be the challenger at the Republican convention in the nomination bid for the White House. “It’s been done before and it can be done again,” Lowe says.

Wells Fargo Approves Hybrid eClosings on Pavaso’s Digital Close Platform

PLANO, Texas, May 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc. (Pavaso), a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle, announced that Wells Fargo has named Pavaso an approved vendor for “hybrid” eClosings. In a hybrid eClosing, select documents are printed and “wet signed,” but much of the closing package is executed electronically. Effective immediately, Wells Fargo will accept loans closed on Pavaso’s Digital Close(SM) platform using this hybrid process.

Whiteflash Named 2016 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, was honored this week by the Better Business Bureau for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction and community service. Named a 2016 Winner of Distinction from among all the retail jewelers in the greater Houston area, Whiteflash has now received high honors from the BBB for twelve consecutive years and maintains an A+ rating.

Arbor Bank Selects the Pavaso Digital Close Platform

PLANO, Texas, May 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc. (Pavaso), a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle, announced it has signed on Arbor Bank to its Digital Close(sm) platform to conduct eClosings for all Arbor Bank mortgage customers.

Paragon Pools of Houston, Texas wins the BBB 2016 Pinnacle Award

HOUSTON, Texas, May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Pools of Texas is the winner of the 2016 BBB Pinnacle award. Over the 9 years in business, Paragon Pools has become one of the elite pool builders in Houston. From humble beginnings, the 3 owners, Leo Kleiweg, David Pavlesic, and Dan Pavlesic, have taken great pride in their quality end product.

Ascende’s Rob Massa to Present at Gulf Coast Symposium

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ADVISORY: Ascende, an EPIC company, today announced that Ascende Retirement Director Rob Massa is speaking at the Gulf Coast Symposium. Massa will speak on ‘The Intersection of Health Care and Retirement’ on Thursday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

Frustrated with Presidential Candidate Choices? Donald Eugene Lowe Offers Alternative

SAN ANGELO, Texas, May 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — He’s an independent write-in, libertarian, republican conservative. He’s presidential candidate, Donald Eugene Lowe, and he’s announcing his run for president under the Republican Party with vice president, Shaun Reynard Richardson, by his side.

AlEn USA Steps in to Help Flooding Victims in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One Houston family was pleasantly surprised when employees of AlEn USA, the manufacturers of CLORALEN(R) Regular Bleach, showed up at their home to donate bleach for deep cleaning of their property devastated by the flood.

Mid America Mortgage Hires Michael J. Lima to Oversee Whole Loan Trading Division

ADDISON, Texas, May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm has retained mortgage banking and capital markets executive Michael Lima as managing director of its Whole Loan Trading division. With nearly 30 years of mortgage expertise, Lima will direct Mid America’s whole loan acquisition business, including its recent entry into the market for loans with TRID compliance issues.

Country Artist Josh Vincent and Single Debut with a Bang

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Josh Vincent, country singer and songwriter, recently released a new single, ‘Two Shots,’ which he hopes will shake up the country music scene. It’s been said that Vincent’s songs are reminiscent of outlaw country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings – all who paved the way for today’s artists.

2 Refunds, Inc. Announces Launch of Website That Rewards Customers for Filing Taxes Online by Deadline

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2 Refunds, Inc. has launched a website with a rare promise: File one tax return and get two refunds. Aptly named, 2Refunds gives the startup a preemptive position in online done-for-you tax preparation – a niche that exists in the overlapping services of HandR Block and TurboTax yet has no focused presence from either industry leader.

Mid America Mortgage Remains Largely Unchallenged in Bid for Defective TRID Mortgage Loans

ADDISON, Texas, March 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) remains one of few bidders on so-called TRID ‘defect’ loans, said Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode. According to Bode, Mid America wins roughly 80 percent of its bids on the loans, which have been rejected for purchase by other investors due to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) infractions ranging from minor errors to more significant defects.

Pavaso, SigniaDocs Complete Integration for Electronic Mortgage Closings

PLANO, Texas, March 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc., a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle and SigniaDocs, Inc., a provider of eMortgage platform technologies, announced the integration between their two platforms to facilitate an all-inclusive eClosing process.

Pavaso Named to HousingWire 2016 HW TECH100

PLANO, Texas, March 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, a provider of collaborative real estate technology, announced it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s 2016 HW TECH100(TM) list. The magazine selected Pavaso for this honor for its ability to connect ‘all parties in the real estate lifecycle – consumers, REALTORS, lenders and investors – to participate in a unified process that transforms the consumer’s experience and meets the CFPB’s customer service expectations.’

Mortgage Machine Services Makes HousingWire’s 2016 HW TECH100 List

ADDISON, Texas, March 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Machine Services (MMS), a leading provider of enterprise lending solutions, announced it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s 2016 HW TECH100(TM) list. The firm was recognized for its recent integrations with fellow TECH100 winners NetDirector and DocMagic, as well as with DocMagic subsidiary eSign Systems.

Pavaso’s Vice President of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs Elected to Co-Chair MISMO Workgroup

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nancy G. Pratt, vice president of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs at real estate technology company Pavaso, was elected to serve as co-chair of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) eMortgage Workgroup at the organization’s Winter Summit in January.

Victory Packaging Recommits to Hunger Relief Efforts, Continues Partnership with Move For Hunger

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Victory Packaging and Move For Hunger are proud to announce their continued partnership in 2016, to help fight hunger and provide much-needed food to local food pantries across the United States. As a proud partner of the national hunger-relief organization for the past four years, Victory Packaging supports Move For Hunger’s efforts to reduce food waste and fight hunger.