This article has been updated for 2017, as there is always something new happening in Lubbock!
Big city, small city, hamlet, village – just what is Lubbock, TX? We’ve been in the news more frequently, although for the strangest reasons. In recent years, Lubbock has been described by multiple studies as: “most boring city”, “best commute in the US”, “best city for 35 and under”, and “best city for new college grads in 2017“. We wonder what recognition Lubbock will earn in the future?
Although Lubbock is defined by the Census as a large city (more than 50,000), it didn’t reach record growth. Instead, the Census revealed Lubbock reached a new milestone. Officially, it broke 250,000 full time residents and Lubbock County reached 300,000+ residents.
It’s just a little crack. You can still see through 99.99 percent of your windshield, so what’s the harm?
Plenty. Those cracks and chips in your windshield can spread unpredictably and harm the integrity of the entire windshield.
All jobs have occupational hazards – even office workers get paper cuts or, more often these days, carpal tunnel syndrome. But some occupations are riskier than others, rodeo clowns? You bet. And those risks are reflected in insurance policies. Disability and life insurance policies are especially affected by dangerous jobs.
Most people have heard of the tiny house trend. But just how tiny are these homes? There’s no official definition, but most people consider a house less than 400 square feet as tiny. The average tiny house is only 186 square feet. This includes the living area, bathroom, kitchen and sleeping loft. Compare this to the average American house, which is currently 2,600 square feet, according to The Tiny Life. Tiny houses can be mobile, or set on permanent foundations.
Now that the year is almost over, it’s time to evaluate 2016’s storm season in Lubbock and the greater south plains. We interviewed Joel Mowery, Co-Owner of SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock. Together with Ron Hettler, President of Hettler Insurance, we have two experts on protecting property and restoring what is lost after a disaster.
The following is an outline for free market insurance reform, written by Ron Hettler, an insurance broker that understands the health insurance marketplace, problems with the Affordable Care Act and possible solutions.
Areas for Free Market Insurance Reform include Insurance, Medical Providers, Share Responsibility Penalty, Tax Credit Transition and Networks.
Has there been a more politically divisive time in American history? Well, there was the Civil War. But otherwise, things are pretty grim in the world of Democrats vs. Republicans. So when we speculate about whether the insurance situation can improve under a Hillary Clinton presidency, we have to consider her friction with a Republican Congress.
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