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Section A: General News


County votes to stay with Houston insurance agent


County votes to stay with Houston insurance agent
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August 28, 2013
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(Revised/corrected version) Despite two other companies asking the Wilson County Commissioners Court to reconsider its Aug. 12 decision to hire a Houston-based company as the county’s insurance agent, the commissioners have chosen to stay the course. Following a closed session during its Aug. 26 meeting, a motion by Pct. 4 Commissioner Larry Wiley for the county to rescind the previous vote to enter into a contract with Houston-based IPS Advisors Inc. died for lack of a second. . . .

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Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
September 1, 2013 8:52am
 
It should have put a bid out I believe just to make it fair, but if Talley got it then maybe the others would complain that he got it because he sits on FEDC and is a good ole boy. Heck he has the entire FISD school insurance. ... More ›

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
August 29, 2013 1:45pm
 
Lord Quinney has spoken, how dare you question his judgement (and family members)

 
Something else to say 2  
August 29, 2013 1:40pm
 
Here is the thing, Hartmann/Talley have been the "locals" with this contract for many years and they have NEVER found a way to save the county any money. Other insurance agents are not capable of handling the amount ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
August 29, 2013 11:00am
 
Transparency is always preferred when it comes to government entities.....

 
I agree  
Kosciusko  
August 29, 2013 10:55am
 
Saving money is important, but so is the right process. Why not at least allow locals to input information? It wouldn't have hurt anything...

 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
August 28, 2013 3:49pm
 
Videos posted

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 28, 2013 3:21pm
 
Not putting out a request for proposals on this gives the appearance of impropriety. Sometime the appearance of impropriety hides - impropriety. Are these the same guys that tried to railroad the $8.5 million bond deal that is ... More ›

 
Something else to say 2  
August 28, 2013 12:33pm
 
There is a committee of county employees that found this other agent. Do you know it will SAVE the county money? Our LOCAL agent was NOT willing to do that!!! So, if you can get a cheaper rate, but the same coverage; what is ... More ›

 
I agree  
Kosciusko  
August 28, 2013 10:31am
 
I think commissioners court needs an overhaul. The fact that they don't even allow a local company to put in bids for insurance is a slap to the face of local business owners.

 
BSP  
Floresville  
August 28, 2013 10:18am
 
Why are they so against putting out Requests for Proposals? Even if they have already decided who they want, they could atleast put a front on to make us think that they are doing due dilligence.

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