Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have reached a tentative settlement under which one of the organization’s largest insurers would contribute $800 million into a fund for victims of child sexual abuse. The agreement announced Monday calls for Century Indemnity Co. and affiliated companies to contribute $800 million […]

With bankruptcy tossed, what’s next for the NRA?

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a judge has rejected the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy bid, blocking its plan to reincorporate in Texas, the gun rights group is back to fighting a lawsuit that threatens to put it out of business. Harlin Hale, a federal bankruptcy judge in Dallas, dismissed the NRA’s case Tuesday. He […]

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business. The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in […]

Fracking pioneer Chesapeake files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy, a shale drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City-based company said Sunday that it was a necessary decision given its debt. Its debt load is currently nearing $9 billion. It has entered a plan […]

Unpaid taxes, bankruptcy, judgments major part of lives of Shenandoah Councilman Ted Fletcher, wife Ritzy

Shenandoah, February 22 – City of Shenandoah City Councilman Ted Fletcher, who is running for re-election on May 4, and his wife Maritza Ghiselle “Ritzy” Fletcher not only have a troubled financial past but also, in reality, they have a troubled financial present. Federal and state tax liens, at least one bankruptcy filing, and judgments […]

Utility seeks bankruptcy protection over California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes. The move by Pacific Gas & […]

Judge grants initial motions in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy

 DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday issued initial orders allowing the Weinstein Co. to continue paying its bills and working toward a sale of substantially all of its assets. Judge Mary Walrath’s rulings include interim approval for the company to borrow up to $25 million to see it through bankruptcy, but […]

Doyal, Riley plan price-gouging tolls for Tx 249 Tollway to be among highest in America, as revealed in County government’s secretive draft traffic and revenue study

Doyal, Riley plan price-gouging tolls for Tx 249 Tollway to be among highest in America, as revealed in County government’s secretive draft traffic and revenue study

Image: Map of 3 mile Tx-249 Tollway (in red) from Spring Creek to Woodtrace Boulevard (also known as the Woodlands Parkway Extension) in draft CDM Smith engineers traffic and revenue study for the Tx 249 Tollway, dated December 22, 2017. The Montgomery County government had to release the study late on Friday, January 26, 2018, […]

Why Charlie Riley had to get Deanne a job: the full story

Why Charlie Riley had to get Deanne a job: the full story

Image: Some personnel from Precinct 5 Constable David Hill’s office, June 28, 2017, left to right: Deanne Riley (receptionist), Chris Jones (Chief Deputy), Billy Masden (Captain), and Rebecca Stauth (receptionist). Magnolia and Conroe, October 31 – Before the end of the year in 2016, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley realized he had to get […]