Hurricane Ike – Comcast to Give Credit for Disruption of Service

September 23, 2008

Comcast to give credits for Ike outages

Published from BizJournals: September 23, 2008

Comcast customers whose service was interrupted due to damage caused by Hurricane Ike will receive credits, the company said Tuesday.

Comcast customers whose service was interrupted due to damage caused by Hurricane Ike will receive credits, the company said Tuesday.

About 48 percent of customers are still without service, according to the cable company. Most of the remaining outages are due to the loss of electrical power at Comcast’s neighborhood nodes or severed lines, it said.

Comcast said 500 cable technicians from around the country have joined its 2,700 local employees to help restore service to customers in the Greater Texas Gulf Coast region.

To make sure they receive credit for interrupted service, Comcast customers should call 1-800-COMCAST or click on the Contact Us link on

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United Title Closing Updates from TDI

September 23, 2008

United Title of Texas (United Title) ceased all operations in the business of title insurance in Texas late Tuesday, July 29, 2008, without notice to consumers or regulators. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has placed United Title of Texas under an Adminstrative Order by Consent. TDI is providing consumers with answers to Frequently Asked Questions and other information about the actions taken in Texas.

Go to the Texas Department of Insurance  website for answers to questions you may have. I will be happy to help you learn more about Title companies, what they do, what they should do and how best to protect yourself through the real estate transaction.

Hurricane Ike Tax Relief for those in need!

September 23, 2008

WASHINGTON (Internal Revenue Service) – Texas taxpayers who were adversely affected by Hurricane Ike qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, including the postponement of tax filing and payment deadlines until Jan. 5, 2009.

The following counties were declared disaster areas following the hurricane and qualify for assistance: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Washington.

The relief postpones until Jan. 5, 2009, certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. The postponement applies to return filing, tax payment and certain other time-sensitive acts due on or after Sept. 7, 2008, and before Jan. 5, 2009, including individual estimated tax returns and corporate tax returns that were due Sept. 15, and extended individual returns due Oct. 15.

Go to for more information about the extensions and if this is applies to your area. Also, your CPA will be able to assist with this matter.