Hurricane Harvey Insurance Claim Deadline

The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey is almost upon us. As it approaches make sure any friends or family that were effected by the storm, understand that some insurance policies have a one-year deadline to file a claim.

The Texas Department of Insurance has a consumer help line and a website with recovery tips. They can be reached at Help After the Storm or via telephone at 1-800-252-3439. Also, if you still need to file a claim, you can do so by going to or by calling 1-800-788-8247.

Be Cautious While Driving, According to Statistics August is the Most Dangerous Driving Month of the Year!

According to statistics taken from 2012 through 2016, August was ranked as the deadliest driving month of the year. During that time span 15,914 people perished in motor vehicle accidents. August 2 is the deadliest driving day altogether.

The Nationwide Smartride program has collected data from drivers showing the biggest contributing factors for accidents are as follows:

  • Hard Braking
  • Fast Accelerations
  • Time spend idling

Keep an eye out for these driving hazards as August takes over. Be cautious, be safe, and get home safely to your loved ones. To read more on this follow the link below.

Nationwide SmartRide® identifies hard braking, fast acceleration and sitting in traffic as main drivers of auto accidents

East Texas Back to School Events – Gotta Love East Texas

On August 2, 2018 the Rose Garden and Harvey Convention Center are having a School is Cool event where children can receive free haircuts, vision and dental screenings, and get free backpacks full of school supplies.

Also, on August 2, 2018 Jacksonville will be having a Back to School Fair at the John Alexander Gym where children can receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

On August 11, 2018 the Junior League of Lufkin will be having a Back to School Bonanza where school age children of Angelina County can receive free backpacks full of school supplies, haircuts, and uniforms.

Follow the link to read more!

Back to school events across East Texas