“Over the past few days, the Greater Houston area received a disastrous amount of rain that caused extreme severe flooding. As the rain begins to cease and the water recedes, I pray for those directly impacted. As with previous disasters and floods, we will get through this as we have always done.
“Recently, there has been much information and misinformation regarding hurricane flood insurance. HB 1774 relates to the handling of legal actions for certain insurance claims, including those arising from damage to or loss of property due to hailstorms and other forces of nature. The legislation does not change how you file a claim or how your insurer will process your claim. The legislation does not prohibit you from filing your claim after September 1st.This bill does not apply to claims with the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association or the National Flood Insurance Program.
“HB 1774 requires policyholders to provide notice before filing a lawsuit as well as makes changes to the requirements for inspections related to a lawsuit, recovering attorney’s fees, and statutory penalty interest. HB 1774 does reduce the penalty interest of the insurance company form 18% to 10% if the insurance company fails to pay you in a timely manner. If you file your claim on or after September 1, your claim will be subject to the provisions of HB 1774.
For help with insurance questions and recovery resources, visit Texas Department of Insurance’s Help After Harvey website or call my office at 512-463-0113 or 713-520-1670.”
Senator Borris Miles is a successful businessman, owning one of the largest African American owned insurance agencies in Texas. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 2016 after serving four terms in the Texas House of Representatives. He represents Senate District 13, which encompasses much of the greater Houston area in Harris County and portions in Fort Bend County.
The YWCA of Houston is hosting State Representative Shawn Thierry at a special Town Hall on the maternal mortality crisis in Texas. As the Special Session nears, this Maternal Mortality Town Hall will unify advocates to ensure that legislation is passed to protect the lives of future mothers.
Texas is currently the most dangerous place in the United States for women to give birth. The YWCA & Representative Shawn Thierry are committed to fixing this endemic. At this unique event, YOU will have the opportunity to network and engage with other stakeholders to find out how YOU can be a part of solving one of the biggest issues facing women’s health in the state of Texas.
This FREE event will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the YWCA of Houston (6308 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Houston, TX 77021).
To reserve your seat in advance, please visit the registration site http://www.ywcahouston.org/site/lookup.asp?c=biILIYNGKkK6F&b=9531075
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We are proud to announce that our President/CEO, Dallas S. Jones, will be honored by the Houston Lawyers Association (“HLA”) and the HLA Gala Committee, as a Houston Lawyers Association Mission Ally honoree at their 2017 Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala. The gala will be held on May 27, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Hotel from 6:00p.m. – 12:00a.m.
HLA’s mission is to address injustices and educate its members and the community on legal issued affecting the black community by serving as a redress conduit, improving legal services and providing a voice for the community through advocacy, mentoring, professionalism and coalition building. It is an honor to be recognized by HLA for embodying the spirit of their mission and for the work we do in the community. I hope you will join me for this great event.
12 May 2017
We are excited to announce that our President/CEO, Dallas S. Jones, will be honored with the International Rising Star Award at the Houston International Trade Development Council’s 4th Annual G7 Awards Presentation. The awards will recognize and celebrate 7 outstanding Houston based international businesses that help make Houston a competitive player on the global stage, and an individual that has tremendous impact at the world stage. After launching Jones Group International, LLC, it is truly an honor to be recognized for our work addressing fundamental social and economic development problems in some of the most vulnerable populations across our globe. To learn more about Jones Group International, LLC (JGI), please visit us online at www.jonesgroup.global.
I hope that you will purchase a ticket and join us on May 25, 2017 from 6pm- 9pm, at the Petroleum Club of Houston, 35th Floor, 1201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002.
11 May 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: David Glenn 512-463-0518
May 10, 2017
Rep. Thierry Selected to Serve on Steering Committee for Texas Maternal Mortality as Her Bill Passes Unanimously Out of Public Health Committee
Austin, Texas: House Bill 2403 will direct the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force to investigate the causes of why African American women die at three times the rate as other women during or shortly after childbirth. Authored by Representative Thierry (D-Houston), the bill was passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Public Health and has the endorsement of health organizations including the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Texas Pediatric Society, the Afiya Center, and the Texas Medical Association.
As a result of her stellar work on HB 2403, Rep. Thierry was also chosen to serve on the Houston Endowment’s Reducing Maternal Mortality Steering Committee along with other Texas leaders from a variety of fields and influential agencies. The members of the Steering Committee will work towards the goal of eliminating the Texas maternal mortality epidemic and saving women’s lives.
“The maternal mortality rates in Texas are the highest in the country and, shockingly, are on par with countries such as Mexico and Turkey. After reviewing the 2016 Biennial Report from the Task Force, I was alarmed to find that African American women are dying at an extraordinary rate. This is an important piece of legislation, and I will work passionately on the Steering Committee with other leaders dedicated to saving Texas mothers,” said Rep. Thierry.
Representative Shawn Thierry is a Democrat from House District 146, which encompasses greater Southeast and Southwest Houston. She serves on the House Committees on County Affairs, and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues. She was born and raised in her district, and has been a practicing attorney for 20 years.