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Bail Bonds News Roundup, Feb. 12, 2007

Bail Bonds News Roundup, Feb. 12, 2007 - Bail Bond Agent Directory: "Bail News Roundup - February 12, 2007

The staff can’t be accused of not keeping up with the news. The office water cooler sees plenty of current events discussions. This week, these are the stories that had our interest:

Texas Bail Bondsmen Down, Not Out
On February 7, 2007, newspapers were reporting that a computer glitch, of all things, practically shut down close to 50% of bail bonding companies in Hidalgo County, Texas. The glitch permitted bondsmen to bail out even those people for whom financial backing was unavailable. The glitch apparently stems from what experts are calling a programming error – a mistake that allows companies to seriously overextend themselves financially. Some are pointing to the lack of routine maintenance on the sheriff’s department’s computer system as the cause of the problem.

Kansas Bail Bondsman Runs for City Commission
On February 7, 2007, newspapers reported that bail bondsman Sam Fields would be running for one of three seats available on the Lawrence City Commission. Fields hopes to build an ambitious new public library on the banks of the Kansas River. As owner of two of the city’s bail bond companies -- Applejack’s and AJ’s bail bonds – Fields believes that his time in the bail business m"

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