State: Texas

State: Texas
Texas Business News, Entertainment, and Technology News (U.S.)

NEWS: (FORT WORTH, Texas) 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.

NEWS: (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) 2 Refunds, Inc. has launched a website with a rare promise: File one tax return and get two refunds. Aptly named, 2 Refunds 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.

NEWS: (ADDISON, Texas) Mid America Mortgage, Inc. 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.

NEWS: (PLANO, Texas) 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.

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

NEWS: (PLANO, Texas) Pavaso, Inc., a provider of collaborative real estate technology, announced it has been named to HousingWire magazine's 2016 HW TECH100 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.'

NEWS: (HOUSTON, Texas) In collaboration with Smith Bits - A Schlumberger Company, Sharewell HDD Services announces its new Gemini HDD product line of ultra-premium pilot hole bits and hole-opener cutters. Available in both milled tooth and tungsten carbide, these new products are the result of Sharewell HDD's significant underground experience combined with the advanced technology and bit design expertise of Smith Bits.

NEWS: (PLANO, Texas) Nancy G. Pratt, VP 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.

NEWS: (HOUSTON, Texas) 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.

NEWS: (ADDISON, Texas) Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm has hired four new account executives in its wholesale and correspondent lending division.

NEWS: (FORT WORTH, Texas) A film documentary commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Texas Boys Choir will be screened at 7 p.m., Feb. 18 during a special ceremony at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The documentary - literally seven decades in the making - explores the vast and rich history and legacy of the boys choir. It is written and directed by Gary McGrath, a TBC alum who also is executive director of The Texas State Men and Boys Choir.

NEWS: (IRVING, Texas) As North Texas creative and design agency the Bubble enters its 17th year in business, the company has plenty of linchpin client campaigns to reflect on - from the College Football Playoffs, Super Bowl XLV, the NBA, Texas Rangers and the Crowne Plaza Invitational to Six Flags, Sony, Kraft, Axe and Levi's - but more importantly, a host of highly-visible projects to be announced in 2016.

NEWS: (AUSTIN, Texas) Wearing smiles and purple wigs, a gathering of normally serious professionals mingled festively in 'Wiggin' Out,' a fundraising event held at Maggie Mae's in Austin, Texas, Saturday evening, January 16. 'We achieved two objectives,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, hosts of the event. 'First, we raised some money to help fight Alzheimer's. And second, we raised awareness of the growing need for long-term care as the disease progresses.'

NEWS: (HOUSTON, Texas) Whiteflash Inc. announce that they have been selected to host the historic Esperanza Diamond in Houston, Texas on its cross-country tour of American Gem Society (AGS) member stores. The one-of-a-kind diamond will be on display in the Whiteflash Houston jewelry store in Sugar Land Town Square February 3-7, 2016.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and CEO Jeff Bode announced it has re-hired former employee Kara Lamphere as director of correspondent lending to manage both its correspondent lending operations and compliance program, as well as to oversee the firm's purchases of investor-rejected TRID loans.

NEWS: Phylius Press is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Medicaid planning book 'How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets' (ISBN: 9781941123041), by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.

NEWS: According to Gary Donovitz, M.D., a current BioTE Medical Combat Trauma Treatment Study (in conjunction with the Veterans Advocacy Center (VAC)) is showing promising results in helping veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

NEWS: Leading national long-term care insurance agency ACSIA Partners is joining the fight against Alzheimer's disease, a mind-robbing neurodegenerative illness which affects over 5 million Americans. In Austin, Texas, January 15 through 17, 2016, the company will unveil its battle plan in a company conference and an affiliated fund-raising event supporting the Alzheimer's Association.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm's interest in purchasing Scratch and Dent loans with TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) infractions, even if a previous investor has rejected the loan for purchase.

NEWS: Donald Eugene Lowe says he has been preparing for this role his whole life. And, he plans to share the details of his presidential campaign and promises in a worldwide broadcast scheduled to take place on December 23 at 1:01 p.m. EST. Interested parties can also attend the event live at the Clarion Hotel at 441 Rio Concho Drive in San Angelo, Texas.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and CEO Jeff Bode announced the firm has developed Mid America Concierge, an online marketing support portal for its strategic business partners, including real estate agents and brokers.

NEWS: Texas A&M University-Commerce has expanded the use of Regent Education's financial aid management solution, Regent 8, to support the administration of financial aid for its entire population. In addition, it has added Regent's SNAP product to its solution set to automate the financial aid application process for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid but are eligible for state-funded programs.

NEWS: For the third consecutive year, AlEn USA join forces with Curing Children's Cancer Fund and donates $25,000 to provide financial support for some of the country's leading pediatric cancer researchers.

NEWS: Dr. Mark A. Miller has published 'Oil and Gas and the Texas Railroad Commission: Lessons for Regulating a Free Society' (ISBN: 978-1518810398), a new book that examines the complexities and impact of the regulatory actions of the Texas Railroad Commission on matters related to the oil and gas industry.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm has expanded its operations into Missouri, Iowa and Kansas with its newest branch locations in Kansas City, Mo. and Overland Park, Kan.

NEWS: The Central Texas Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, presented its recently established Scholarship for Finance Studies to Dr. Keith Fairchild, PhD, associate professor and former department chair of the Department of Finance at The University of Texas San Antonio.

NEWS: The Central Texas Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mexican Entrepreneurs Association, AEM, in an effort to actively expose the two organizations to each other's membership, foster integration, and promote joint programs. Eduardo Berdegue, president of ACG Central Texas, and Roberto Espinosa, President of AEM San Antonio were the signatories.

NEWS: Pavaso, a provider of digital collaborative technology for the real estate lifecycle, announced it is co-hosting an event with leading mortgage document preparation provider International Document Services (IDS) during the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA's) 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in San Diego later this month. The event, 'eClosing All-Stars,' will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Petco Park.

NEWS: Real estate technology company Pavaso today announced the completion of its pioneering end-to-end digital process for the industry with the addition of its sales contract negotiation tool for real estate agents. The tool allows the deal to start digitally and flow through their established process with lenders and settlement agents, creating a unified modern experience for consumers.

NEWS: Rejuvatek Medical Inc., launches the first Tatt2Away non laser tattoo removal system in the state of Texas. Zulu Tattoo Studio of Austin has come on board with the company to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the state. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all natural system.

NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced John Rhode has joined the company as an account executive in the wholesale and correspondent lending division. Rhode brings 24 years of wholesale lending experience to Mid America and will be focused on the metro-Chicago area and surrounding markets.

NEWS: The Central Texas Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Military Officers Association, TMOA, in an effort to actively expose the two organizations to each other's membership, foster integration, and promote joint programs.

NEWS: Pavaso, Inc., a provider of electronic collaborative technology for the real estate lifecycle, announced the availability of IDMAXX(SM), an identity validation/character reference tool that further enhances their end-to-end digital real estate process. The tool is currently in beta and being offered to users free of charge until the end of 2015.

NEWS: Restaurant Owner, an industry leading resource for budding and seasoned independent restaurateurs, recently published an industry survey on the hiring and staffing issues plaguing the foodservice industry today. More than 650 independent restaurant owners responded with the unique situations they are facing in hiring and retaining their staff.

NEWS: Based on the hilarious book 'You Can't Make This Shit Up : Corporate America' by writer Sal Savello, the television series and comedy tour takes a satirical look at the antics and angst of climbing the ever elusive corporate ladder. Dallas-based creators are excited to announce the kick off the 'Corporate America Comedy Tour' promoting the TV Series starring actor David O'Hara.

NEWS: Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, announced this week that it is adding High Definition 360 degree video to their website for their in-house loose diamonds.

NEWS: Dr. Mark Miller announced today that he is seeking the Libertarian Party of Texas' nomination for Texas Railroad Commissioner in 2016. Miller was the 2014 Libertarian nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner and is again running for office because he believes it is imperative for the Texas Railroad Commission to serve all Texans, not just the oil and gas industry.

NEWS: Bob Phillips will no longer be traveling alone on the popular TV series, 'Texas Country Reporter' (TCR). Beginning this September Kelli Phillips will join TCR and travel the back roads of Texas with Bob.

HOUSTON, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Center of Reproductive Medicine has announced Dr. John R. Crochet, Jr., has been named as a 'Rising Star' - an honor bestowed to only 2.5 percent of physicians in Texas. Rising Stars are an elite subset of Super Doctors, an already distinguished listing of top doctors, all of whom are featured in the July 2015 issue of Texas Monthly.

ADDISON, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mid America Mortgage, Inc. owner and CEO Jeff Bode announced Chris Hartman has been promoted to sales manager of wholesale and correspondent operations. Hartman brings nearly two decades of mortgage sales experience to this new role, where he'll be responsible for overseeing sales efforts across Mid America's wholesale and correspondent lending division.