Broadening Our Reach in Needville, Ask the Agent, Texas Trivia Contest, Crop Insurance vs. Farm Insurance, Agency Happenings, and More!


Traditions Insurance Services:

Broadening Our Reach in Needville

We are excited to announce that last October, Banker Crop Insurance Agency, Inc. in Needville, TX was acquired by Traditions Insurance, a sister company of TXINS. Traditions Insurance was selected because of its passion for providing top-quality customer service and dedication to the success of our customers’ farms or ranches through proper risk management planning. The Traditions staff focuses on providing exceptional customer service and customizing policies specific to our customers’ unique needs and business.

Traditions Insurance has been serving the farming community since 1993. Our agents understand the specific needs of today’s farmers. Our vast experience enables us to write a broad variety of policies providing maximum protection for everything that matters most to you, your family, and your farm.

We proudly offer:

  • Multi-Peril Crop Insurance
  • Crop Revenue Insurance
  • Group Risk Plan Insurance
  • Crop Hail Insurance
  • Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance

At Traditions Insurance Services, Inc., we keep our customers informed of crop policy changes and how they might affect coverage. You will receive assistance in choosing the plan that’s right for you, a periodic review of coverage, and the best customer service available. We guarantee our clients prompt access to a friendly face and a listening ear. You have our word on that.

We welcome you to come by our Needville office to meet our team. We are located at 9006 Main Street, the very same office where Banker Insurance was located. In the meantime, give us a call at 979-793-2827 with any questions or to schedule your free insurance review.

Traditions Insurance Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.

We Are Here for You 

Texas Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. is your trusted advocate. As an independent insurance agency, TXINS represents a wide network of A-rated insurance companies, which allows us to find the best insurance policy to fit your needs and budget. We don’t believe in cookie cutter policies and will customize a plan specifically for you. Your overall satisfaction is our top priority. That’s a promise.

TXINS offers complimentary insurance reviews to ensure you are getting the right coverage for yourself, your family, or your business. To schedule your review, contact us today at 800-541-9849 or via email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Meet the TXINS Team

Kirby Wrobliski

Meet Kirby, one of the newest members of the Traditions Insurance Services team. Kirby joined TXINS/Traditions in May 2014 and has settled in quickly. Her positive attitude is contagious and her background in farming and ranching is a wonderful resource for her clients. Kirby is a real go-getter and we are so happy she is a part of the TXINS family!

To learn more about Kirby, please click here.

The employees of TXINS are active members in our communities. Here’s a quick list of what we’ve been up to as well as what we have planned for the month.

  • Needville agent Amber McDonald and clients Melissa and Heath McClure attended the 23rd Annual Boot Scootin’ Ball  on behalf of TXINS on February 7 at the Ft. Bend County Fairgrounds. They had a great night of good food, fun, and boot scootin’ to support the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Houston Metro Go Texan Committee.
  • The 3rd Annual Texas Game Warden Association Whiskers & Reds Fishing Tournament will be held March 12–14. This year, TXINS is not only a proud sponsor but will have a team of ladies participating in the Justin Hurst Memorial Fun Run.  We’ll be cheering on Lindsey, Paula, Celeste, Yvette, Jennifer, and Cassidy at the finish line! It’s not too late to sign up for the fishing tournament or the race. Click here for more information or to register.
  • Needville’s Amber McDonald will be attending the “World Down Syndrome Day Celebration” at University Park (15300 University Blvd) in Sugar Land on March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. Amber will be giving out fun prizes to the kiddos at the TXINS table. Be sure to stop by and say hi! For more info please click here.
  • The Traditions Crop Dept. has been busy helping clients with the upcoming Farm Bill by answering questions and offering support. If you have questions regarding the Farm Bill, please contact 979-543-2709 or 800-541-9849.
  • Don’t forget about our Texas Trivia Contest! Check out the trivia question below or visit us on Facebook for your chance to win a Texas flag!

The El Campo office celebrated Fat Tuesday in style by donning green and purple clothes and Mardi Gras beads while enjoying a full spread of delicious goodies.  Pictured left to right: Kirby, Lindsey, Paula, Nancy, Celeste, Lori, Jennifer, Cassidy and Bebo.

Dear TXINS:

It seems like every time it rains, the chance of our house being flooded increases. How can I protect my family?  – Amber F., Katy, TX

Dear Amber:

Although the majority of Texas has been under drought conditions for the past few years, when it rains hard and fast the chances of your home flooding greatly increase. Poor drainage is often the main cause behind flooding so it’s important to keep your property clear of excess debris that could block the flow of water from your home. Make sure all drains are clear and open. They can’t do their job if covered up with leaves, fallen branches, trash, etc.

Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your family safe during a flood.

Stay Informed

Monitor local radio and television, internet and social media for information and updates. Don’t forget to check with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.weather.gov) as well.

Get to Higher Ground

Leave areas subject to flooding immediately and get to higher ground.

Obey Evacuation Orders

If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Be sure to lock your home as you leave. If you have time, disconnect utilities and appliances.

Practice Electrical Safety

Don’t go into any room if water covers the electrical outlets or if cords are submerged. If you see sparks or hear buzzing, crackling, snapping or popping noises get out immediately.

Avoid Flood Waters

Do not walk through flood waters. It only takes six inches of moving water to knock you off your feet. If you are trapped by moving water, move to the highest possible point and call 911 for help. Additionally, do not drive into flooded roadways or around a barricade. Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide many hazards such as sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, electrical wires, and chemicals. A vehicle caught in fast moving water can be swept away in a matter of seconds. Twelve inches of water can float a car or small SUV and 18 inches of water can carry away large vehicles.

Your first line of protection is making sure you have enough flood insurance in place for your home or property. The cost of flooding can be extreme. Just two inches of water in your home can average a loss of $20,000. Typically, there is a 30 day waiting period until a new flood policy goes into effect so don’t wait to purchase your coverage. Give our agents a call today at 800-541-9849.  By working together, we will ensure you are protecting what matters most.

Do you have a question for our agents? Email it to us! If we choose your question, we’ll send you a thank you gift! Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number in your email.

Did You Know?

– March is Women’s History Month. What women in your life have inspired you? Check out the National Women’s History Project to learn about the amazing women that have shaped our nation’s history.

– The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo kicks off at NRG Park on March 3 and runs through March 22. This family-friendly event is one of the biggest rodeos in the United States. Check out their website for a complete list of entertainers, activities, livestock show happenings, shopping spots, and more!

– March 2 is Texas Independence Day. The Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

– March 18 is National Oatmeal Cookie Day. There are thousands of variations on this childhood staple…which recipe is your favorite? Click here for some of ours.

Crop Insurance vs. Farm Insurance

Crop insurance will cover your loss of crops and crop price fluctuations, but it does not cover the rest of your farm. You also need to protect your home and its contents, other buildings on your land, equipment, irrigation systems, combines, livestock and may other things you use to carry out your farming operations. That’s why it is a good idea to use crop insurance as an addition to a general farm policy.

In addition to property damage insurance, your farm policy should also contain general liability coverage. This protects you if someone other than an employee suffers personal injury, sickness or death on your farm or as a result of your farm operations. Also, a liability policy covers you if you, one of your employees or even an animal you own damages someone else’s property. Other protections typically provided by a general liability policy are medical expenses for someone injured on your property and product liability.

We LOVE Referrals!

Congrats to Mark Bradley of Austin, TX, our February Referral Program drawing winner! Thanks for your referrals Mark! Good luck in our end of the year drawing happening in December!

If you love Texas Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., tell a relative, friend, or co-worker about us. When they call to receive a quote make sure they let us know that you referred them.

As a thank you, you’ll receive a surprise gift and will be entered into our monthly $50 gift card drawing and our annual Grand Prize drawing for a $1,500 gift card!!!

(Grand Prize drawing will be held on December 3, 2015.)

Texas Pride Trivia Contest

Texas Independence Day is celebrated every March 2, commemorating the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos. After gaining its independence from Mexico, Texas became an independent nation.

When annexed by the United States in 1845, Texas retained the right to fly its flag at the same height as the American flag. The Texas flag is one of the most recognizable flags in the country and the colors in the flag were picked for the characteristics Texans hold dear. The red represents courage and the white represents loyalty. What does the blue represent? Email Kara Wood with your answer. If you’re one of the first 3 people to answer correctly, you’ll win a full-sized Texas flag.

Show Your Spirit, Texas!
What Our Clients Are Saying About Texas Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.:The staff is very helpful and works hard to find what best fits our needs. – Esther and Juan Espericueta, El Campo

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