Blue Bell Closer To Returning

For those who have been craving the taste of Blue Bell ice cream, the wait may be coming to an end. Blue Bell announced Tuesday their trucks are back on the road, filled with ice cream. The company released a video with the announcement,  that’s already been viewed at least 81,000 times. A spokesperson for the company said…

BBB’s Tax-Free Weekend Shopping Guide

The annual Sales Tax Holiday, or Tax-Free Weekend, starts this Friday and ends on Sunday. It’s also a perfect opportunity to get in some back-to-school shopping. You can expect to save about $8 for every $100 you spend on most clothing items, footwear and school supplies. To help prevent overspending or purchasing unnecessary items, BBB…

Five Smooth Moves for Hiring the Right Movers

May is National Moving month and also the start of the busiest moving season across the country. Planning ahead and using resources offered by Better Business Bureau can help alleviate an otherwise stressful event. If you or someone you know is planning a move, follow the five steps below to keep your move as smooth…

TSSB action highlights investment risks

This week, the Texas State Securities Board issued disciplinary orders against two Corpus Christi investment advisors. Jimmy Wayne Freeman Jr. and Kris Bradford Rhoden were accused of selling securities that they were not licensed to sell. Those securities were back by National Life Settlements LLC, a company that had been shut down and forced into…

The Extreme Heat Might Bring Critters Closer To Your Home

The extreme heat Texas has been experiencing the past few months is prompting critters, bugs and other pests to seek shelter in many homes and office buildings. Since January, BBB has received more than 12, 500 inquiries on pest control companies. Of the 58 complaints BBB has received since January, most allege that treatments were…

Don’t Let The Heat Burn A Hole In Your Wallet

A typical Texas summer, usually means triple digit temperatures and higher than normal electric bills.  As more people opt to stay inside versus going outside, more energy is being used at home. As our record breaking heat wave continues, BBB offers these simple money-saving tips for staying cool and cutting back on your energy costs: Program…

Mission Chrysler Jeep Still Facing Mounting Complaints

A little over a month ago, BBB warned consumers of increasing complaints being reported against Mission Chrysler Jeep. Since BBB issued their warning in May 2011, this company has received an additional 15 complaints putting them at a total of 43 complaints for 2011, a 65 percent increase from 2010. Consumers are complaining to BBB:…