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EyeBuyDirect Launches Winter Whims 2017 Fall-Winter Collection

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The fastest growing online eyewear retailer, EyeBuyDirect, has launched its new collection, Winter Whims. The collection includes 21 frames that embody the colors, textures and feeling of winter. The new Winter Whims collection is available online now. It features chocolate-brown and cinnamon-red frames that invoke the smell and tastes of the holiday season.

Mid America Mortgage to Purchase Assets from Two Oklahoma Lenders

ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Oklahoma City-based American Southwest Mortgage Corp. and an affiliated firm, American Southwest Mortgage Funding Corp. As part of the agreement, Mid America will incorporate American Southwest’s operations into Mid America’s mortgage platform and secure an interest in their respective pipelines and select assets. Further, Mid America will also offer employment to loan production staff members from each organization.

Dallas’ 11th Annual Feast of Sharing Features Emerald City Band

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerald City Band will be performing at the Annual Feast of Sharing today in the Centennial Building at Fair Park (1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Texas). This free holiday meal for the less fortunate in Dallas is open to people of all ages and is served by volunteers “restaurant style.”

Emerald City Band’s New Year’s Eve Party Moves to Hilton Anatole in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerald City Band’s New Year’s Eve Party in Dallas – “ECNYE Rock the ’18” – will be held at a new location this year: the Hilton Anatole, a 4-star hotel located at 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas’ Market Center and Design District, 5 minutes from Uptown and Downtown Dallas. The previous five ECNYE events took place at the Hotel InterContinental in Addison.

At 14, Married Off to a 26-Year-Old Ex-Convict: What This Child Bride Survivor Did With Her Story

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas ranks number 2 with the highest number of child marriages. Child bride survivor, Trevicia Williams, helped lawmakers outlaw forced marriages in Texas and step in the direction of ending child marriages when she courageously became the face of the problem as she shared her jaw dropping testimony, and, on June 1, bolstered her advocacy work by writing a heartfelt letter to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to sign SB 1705.

EPIC Attends Worldwide Broker Network Global Conference in Paris and Hosts WBN 2018 Spring Conference

HOUSTON, Texas and PARIS, France, Oct. 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it is attending the 57th Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) Global Conference on Oct. 25-28, 2017 in Paris, France.

TSI’s Phantom XL3 Lateral Access System Redefines the Standard of Care in Spine Surgery

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeDan Surgical Innovations (TSI) today announced the launch of the Phantom XL3(TM) Lateral Access System for lumbar spine surgical retraction. A full product release will be held later this month at the North American Spine Society Meeting (NASS) in Orlando from October 25 to 27.

Mid America Mortgage Assists Lenders, Borrowers Affected By Recent Disasters

ADDISON, Texas, Oct. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced measures it has taken to provide assistance to both lenders and borrowers that were impacted by recent federally declared disasters. In addition to $20,000 in donations from employees and the corporation toward relief efforts, Mid America will also purchase loans on properties located in areas impacted by the recent storms or fires. This includes both government and conventional loans underwritten to agency guidelines.

New Talking Lexa Bear Turns Your Digital Assistant Into Your Forever Friend

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wetwire Robotics today announced they are launching the first in a new line of smart toys geared towards digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa devices. The first model is called Lexa Bear and is a talking teddy bear that is designed to hold an Echo Dot or connect with any Bluetooth device like a mobile phone or tablet. Wetwire Robotics has designed the bear to synchronize its mouth movements in real time to the human voice. It is not limited to pre-recorded audio and can speak with about any audio it’s connected to.

EPIC’s Retirement Consulting Team Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers List

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Ascende Wealth Advisers Inc., EPIC’s Retirement Consulting Team, has been named to the 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. This list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plans.

Nonprofit Executive Series Fall and Winter 2017 Schedule Announced by Xanegy

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nonprofit Executive Series webcasts, hosted by Xanegy, will kick off on Tuesday, September 26, with “Trends in Human Capital Management.” The Nonprofit Executive Series is a monthly webcast for nonprofit leaders.

EPIC’s Clay Ma to Present at Texas Total Rewards Conference in Fort Worth

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Retirement Senior Associate Clay Ma will present at the Texas Total Rewards Conference on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m. at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

Spectrum Mortgage Holdings Partners with Mid America Mortgage to Purchase eNotes

ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Spectrum Mortgage Holdings has signed on as an eWarehouse line provider for Mid America’s eCorrespondent division. Through this partnership, Spectrum will offer lower net worth requirements (*see note 1). on warehouse lines and purchase eNotes from qualified emerging mortgage bankers approved as Mid America eCorrespondent sellers.

Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey Named Mortgage Industry ‘Insider’ for 2017 by HousingWire Magazine

DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been honored by housing industry trade magazine HousingWire (HW) as one of its “2017 Insiders.”

In New Book, Renowned Pediatric Heart Surgeon Credits Her All-Girl School Education for Her Success

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As kids across the country get ready to go back to school, Dr. Kristine Guleserian, one of the nation’s most accomplished pediatric heart surgeons, thinks back on her early school days very fondly. Guleserian is the co-author, with Mark Oristano, of “Surgeon’s Story: Inside OR-1 with One of America’s Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons” (ISBN: 978-1935953777).

Mid America Mortgage COO Kara Lamphere Recognized as Leading Female Mortgage Professional by HousingWire, Mortgage Professional

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kara Lamphere has been honored by two mortgage industry media outlets for her contributions to both Mid America and the industry at large.

Mid America Mortgage Promotes Kara Lamphere to Chief Operating Officer

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has promoted former Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Correspondent Lending Kara Lamphere to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Supreme Lending Partners with Baseball Hall of Famer Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez for American Century Championship Golf Tournament

DALLAS, Texas, July 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Supreme Lending, a nationwide mortgage lender, has announced that it is partnering with baseball Hall of Famer, Major League Baseball All-Star and former Texas Ranger Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who will serve as the company’s ambassador during the American Century Championship Golf Tournament, July 11-16, 2017 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Austin, Texas-Based Internet Program MICHAUX TV Represents The Retro-fied Future of Live Music Television

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soul singer, songwriter, recording engineer, producer and learned music enthusiast Michaux (pronounced “me-show”) is in the midst of launching an intimate and engaging new live music show called “MICHAUX TV.” Inspired by Hall & Oates lead singer Daryl Hall’s successful TV program “Live from Daryl’s House,” Austin, Texas-based “MICHAUX TV” presents a platform for living room-like live performance coupled with thoughtful conversation that flows very much like breaking bread over a stone soul kitchen table.

Dallas Business Journal Names The Cooksey Team to ‘2017 Best Places to Work’

DALLAS, Texas, July 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal as one of its “2017 Best Places to Work” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More than 500 companies submitted nominations, and only 100 companies were honored.

Mass Luminosity Announces Global Esports Amateur Project

DALLAS, Texas, June 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dallas, Texas based Mass Luminosity, Inc., the parent company of the leading social media network for PC gamers, GTribe, announced today that it is launching a global Esports project for casual gamers, endorsed by Logitech G.

EPIC Insurance Receives Multiple Honors from 2017 Communicator Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm’s Marketing, Communications and Creative Services Team has received one “Gold Award of Excellence” and eight “Silver Awards of Distinction” from the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program recognizing excellence and big ideas in marketing, communications and design.

Donald Eugene Lowe Ramps up his Presidential Campaign for 2020 as the Right Choice

SAN ANGELO, Texas, June 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four years ago, Donald Eugene Lowe launched his presidential campaign and ran for president in 2016. Today, he continues to be dismayed by the direction of the country and maintains his position that he is the right choice for president of the United States in 2020.

EPIC Insurance Kicks Off 2017 Energy Forum in Houston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the successful launch of their 2017 Energy Forum in Houston and that they will host two additional Energy Forum presentations in Dallas and Oklahoma City next week.

Mid America Mortgage Purchases eNote from First eClosing Transaction in North Carolina

ADDISON, Texas, May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has purchased the eNote from North Carolina’s first eMortgage transaction. The transaction, which was completed entirely electronically on May 5, was a refinance for a property in Winston-Salem and was executed by Hickory-based North State Bank. Upon completion of the closing, Mid America was able to purchase the resulting eNote within one business day after receiving the final loan package.

Jordan & Jordan Announces Separation from John Powter Insurance Agency

ADDISON, Texas, May 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Linda Jordan ended her business partnership with Powter Insurance, and launched Product Liability Specialty, LLC doing business as Jordan and Jordan Insurance Group. This structural change will have little to no impact on daily business operations with the agency. Any correspondence and checks will continue to bear the Jordan & Jordan name, as they always have.

EPIC Insurance adds Reba Mathew, Pharm.D., R.Ph to Employee Benefits Consulting Pharmacy Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Reba Mathew Pharm.D., R.Ph has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits Consulting Practice as Pharmacy Practice Director.

New Ballad of Love Brings ‘Hope’ for Mother’s Day

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 4818 Records, LLC today announced that as we prepare to honor women everywhere on Mother’s Day 2017 Sunday, May 14, a beautiful new ballad titled “Never Let Me Go” has been released as a single and video to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater Fort Worth.

Whiteflash Named 2017 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has once again been honored by the Better Business Bureau for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction, and community service with the 2017 Winner of Distinction Award. The winners were chosen from among all the retail jewelers in the greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America. Whiteflash has now been awarded honors from the BBB for thirteen consecutive years and maintains an A+ rating.

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.