June 2016 TDLR Fines, Revokations and Judgements

HELMS, MAX P
Company: MICKEY’S AUTO REPAIR
City: VICTORIA
County: VICTORIA
Zip Code: 77901
License #: 5154583C
Complaint # TOW20160014121  Date: 6/29/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $3,000. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20160014121; and an administrative penalty of $2,000 is assessed for VSF20160014156. Respondent’s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism; Respondent failed to use plastic or canvas tarpaulins to ensure the impoundment of the vehicle; Respondent failed to issue notification to a vehicle’s owner and all recorded lien holders within five days of receipt of a stored vehicle registered in this state; Respondent charged an impoundment fee but the written bill for services did not specify the exact services performed for that fee and the dates those services were performed; Respondent failed to have a sign displayed to the public which listed the Department’s information for purposes of directing complaints.

GARCIA, CELSO
City: PASADENA
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77502
License #: 6422188C
Complaint # TOW20160014182  Date: 6/29/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent’s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.
Company: LOPEZ TOWING SERVICE, LLC
City: RAYMONDVILLE
County: WILLACY
Zip Code: 78580
License #: 5968973C
Complaint # TOW20160015202  Date: 6/29/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

GARZA, ROBERTO
GARZA, RAFAEL
GARZA, REYNALDO

Company: EL RANCHO TOWING & RECOVERY
City: EDINBURG
County: HIDALGO
Zip Code: 78539
License #: 5050081C
Complaint # TOW20160016134  Date: 6/29/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.
DUPREE, REBECCA L
Company: G. W.’S WRECKER SERVICE
City: COLDSPRING
County: SAN JACINTO
Zip Code: 77331
License #: 5186786C
Complaint # TOW20160016473  Date: 6/29/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500. Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy.

PEREZ, RENE
Company: TEXAS STAR TOWING
City: EL PASO
County: EL PASO
Zip Code: 79938
License #: 21528
Complaint # TOW20160017966  Date: 6/29/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator with an expired license.

MOYA, PEDRO A
Company: ALS TOWING
City: SEAGOVILLE
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75159
License #(s): 12579, 6430193c
Complaint # TOW20150014522  Date: 6/27/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,950. Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator with an expired license; Respondent operated a tow truck company with an expired license.

ELMORE, CLAYTON
Company: WACO TOWING & WRECKER
City: WACO
County: MCLENNAN
Zip Code: 76706
License #: 006449017C
Complaint # TOW20160012945  Date: 6/27/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent failed to ensure that each tow truck operator employed completed drug testing in accordance with the tow company’s drug testing policy.

EVILSIZER, CHARLES W
Company: ECONOMY AUTOMOTIVE
City: GLADEWATER
County: GREGG
Zip Code: 75647
License #: 5036189C
Complaint # TOW20130023965  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $2,950. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20130023965; and an administrative penalty of $1,950 is assessed for VSF20140002779. Respondent failed to take a vehicle to a licensed vehicle storage facility; Respondent failed to separate the TOW charges from the VSF charges on a combined receipt; Respondent operated a vehicle storage facility in the state of Texas without holding the appropriate license.

Company: ALLSTATE COLLISION CENTER, INC.
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77065

Company: ALLSTATE WRECKER SERVICE
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77014
License #: 5141901c

Complaint # TOW20150004772  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent failed to tow a vehicle after an accident to a licensed vehicle storage facility.

MCMAHON, TIMOTHY S
Company: TIM’S TOWING
City: SPRINGTOWN
County: PARKER
Zip Code: 76082
License #: 5275304C
Complaint # TOW20150008985  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500. Respondent employed an unlicensed individual to operate a tow truck.

AMEY, SANDFORD K
Company: AMEY’S WRECKER SERVICE
City: CORPUS CHRISTI
County: NUECES
Zip Code: 78427
License #: 6496062C
Complaint # TOW20160013693  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $2,200. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20160013693; and an administrative penalty of $1,200 is assessed for VSF20160013707. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism; Respondent failed to use plastic or canvas tarpaulins to ensure the impoundment of the vehicle; Respondent charged an impoundment fee but the written bill for services did not specify the exact services performed for that fee and the dates those services were performed.

CASTILLO, RAMON
City: EL PASO
County: EL PASO
Zip Code: 79930
License #: 6440250C
Complaint # TOW20160013794  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

MASON, JASON
Company: TROUP AUTO SERVICE
City: TROUP
County: SMITH
Zip Code: 75789
License #: 6469671C
Complaint # TOW20160014083  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent?s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

PALOMINO, JOSE
Company: PALOMINO WRECKER SVC
City: FORT WORTH
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76114
License #: 5810977C
Complaint # TOW20160015606  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,500. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism; Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.

PALACIOS, JOSE J
Company: PALACIOS AUTOS
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77099
License #: 6424369C
Complaint # TOW20160015613  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company?s approved drug testing policy.

DEAL, LUTHER E
Company: DEAL’S TOWING
City: EL PASO
County: EL PASO
Zip Code: 79904
License #: 6179660C
Complaint # TOW20160016601  Date: 6/22/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500. Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.

Company: USAACC, INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77047
License #: 5240691C
Complaint # TOW20160012982  Date: 6/15/2016

The Respondent’s Towing Company license is revoked. Respondent failed to operate a towing company with honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.

Company: USAACC, INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77047
License #: 5240691C
Complaint # TOW20160021136  Date: 6/15/2016

The Respondent’s Towing Company license is revoked. Respondent failed to operate a towing company with honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.

Company: AAA M WRECKER SERVICE INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77076
License #: 6423138c
Complaint # TOW20140003240  Date: 6/13/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. Respondent towed a vehicle from a parking facility that did not have the required signage prohibiting unauthorized vehicles; Respondent charged a few for a non-consent tow that was greater than authorized.

Company: FIRST CHOICE TOWING LLC
City: MINERAL WELLS
County: PALO PINTO
Zip Code: 76068
License: Not Licensed
Complaint # TOW20140007302  Date: 6/13/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent towed a vehicle from a private property not at the request of the parking facility owner.

SANCHEZ-NIETO, MIGUEL
City: GARLAND
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75042
License: Not Licensed
Complaint # TOW20140010871  Date: 6/13/2016

Respondent is ordered to immediately cease and desist from acting as, impersonating, performing, or offering to perform work as a tow operator. Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.

HERNANDEZ, ARMANDO
City: SAN ANTONIO
County: BEXAR
Zip Code: 78207
License: Not Licensed
Complaint # TOW20140011594  Date: 6/13/2016

Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license. Respondent is ordered to immediately cease and desist from acting as, impersonating, performing, or offering to perform work as a tow operator.

Company: SOUTHWEST AUTO TOW
City: DALLAS
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75229

Company: SWAT INVESTMENTS LLC
City: DALLAS
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75229
License #: 6448186C
Complaint # TOW20160007029  Date: 6/13/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,750. Respondent removed a vehicle without giving the owner or operator of the vehicle at least 10 day?s written notice that the vehicle would be towed; Respondent’s tow ticket failed to state the name of the person or company that authorized the tow.

Company: SURRATT-KENNINGTON AUTO & TRK REP CTR,INC
City: MOUNT PLEASANT
County: TITUS
Zip Code: 75456
License #: 34047
Complaint # TOW20160016152  Date: 6/13/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent’s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

Company: SEGUIN CHEVROLET INC
City: SEGUIN
County: GUADALUPE
Zip Code: 78155
License #: 5835379C
Complaint # TOW20140000261  Date: 6/9/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $4,500. Respondent employed an unlicensed individual to operate a tow truck.

Company: REX’S BODY SHOP INC.
City: CLAUDE
County: ARMSTRONG
Zip Code: 79019
License #: 6407167C
Complaint # TOW20160015218  Date: 6/9/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,475. Respondent failed to prepare and issue a tow ticket for each nonconsent tow; Respondent’s tow ticket authorized charges unrelated to the towing of a vehicle; Respondent’s records failed to contain all the required information.

ISNHOWER, GERALD W
Company: ISNHOWER TOWING
City: QUANAH
County: HARDEMAN
Zip Code: 79252
License #: 6467902c
Complaint # TOW20160015622  Date: 6/9/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,650. Respondent’s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism; Respondent failed to ensure that nonconsent tow tickets contained the name and certificate number of the tow truck company which performed the tow; Respondent’s tow ticket authorized charges unrelated to the towing of a vehicle.

SALCIDO MALDONADO, ADRIANA
Company: ASTRO TOWING SOLUTIONS
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77057
License #: 6455951C
Complaint # TOW20140018739  Date: 6/7/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. The Respondent’s Tow Company license is revoked. Respondent failed to comply with an order previously issued by the Executive Director; Respondent operated a tow truck company with an expired license.

SALCIDO MALDONADO, ADRIANA
Company: ASTRO TOWING SOLUTIONS
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77057
License #: 6455951C
Complaint # TOW20150006286  Date: 6/7/2016

Respondent failed to comply with an order previously issued by the Executive Director; Respondent operated a tow truck company with an expired license. Respondent failed to comply with an order previously issued by the Executive Director; Respondent operated a tow truck company with an expired license.

BEAS, ROBERTO
Company: BEAS AUTO REPAIR
City: COPPELL
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75019
License #: 6434887C
Complaint # TOW20160013221  Date: 6/2/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent?s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

JOHNSON, JAY D
Company: SWEENY TOWING AND RECOVERY
City: SWEENY
County: BRAZORIA
Zip Code: 77480
License #: 6428332C
Complaint # TOW20160013525  Date: 6/2/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company?s approved drug testing policy.

GAITAN, RICHARD
City: CHARLOTTE
County: ATASCOSA
Zip Code: 78011
License #: 5239001C
Complaint # TOW20160014335  Date: 6/2/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. Respondent employed an unlicensed individual to operate a tow truck.

DELUNA, CYNTHIA
Company: CINDY’S WRECKER SERVICE LIC 005970223C
City: FALFURRIAS
County: BROOKS
Zip Code: 78355
License #: 5970223C
Complaint # TOW20130000931  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $.8,700 An administrative penalty of $1,500 is assessed for TOW20130000931; and an administrative penalty of $7,200 is assessed for VSF20130005125. Respondent failed to cooperate with the inspector in the course of a tow company inspection; Respondent failed to cooperate with the inspector in the course of a vehicle storage facility inspection; Respondent failed to make all records available upon request; Respondent failed to accept credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks.

MCDANIEL, JIMMY E
City: FORT WORTH
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76135
License #: 34125
Complaint # TOW20140011165  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $15,000. Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.

Company: RANGER TOW INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77035
License #: 6422488c
Complaint # TOW20140014398  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. Respondent towed a vehicle from a parking facility that did not have the required signage prohibiting unauthorized vehicles.

JENKINS, RICHARD M
City: AZLE
County: PARKER
Zip Code: 76020
License #: 34163
Complaint # TOW20150009842  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.

Company: C RECOVERY INC
City: MARSHALL
County: HARRISON
Zip Code: 75671
License #: 6416594c
Complaint # TOW20150022729  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $4,500. Respondent operated a tow truck company with an expired license; Respondent’s tow ticket failed to itemize each charge and/or characterize the fees using the identical fee structure stated in the on-file fee schedule; Respondent’s tow ticket authorized charges unrelated to the towing of a vehicle.

DIAZ, MARIA E
Company: TEX AMERICAN TOWING
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77040
License #: 6471003C
Complaint # TOW20160002667  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,250. Respondent operated a tow truck company without the appropriate license.

HUERTA, NAEL
Company: COMANCHE TOWING
City: SAN ANTONIO
County: BEXAR
Zip Code: 78245
License #: 6453989C
Complaint # TOW20160011007  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

SOUVANNASANE, KHAMPHOU
SOUVANNASNNE, KHAMPHIOU
Company: A-ACTION WRECKER SERVICE
City: FORT WORTH
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76105
License #: 5766702C
Complaint # TOW20160013144  Date: 6/1/2016

espondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,000. Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company?s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to make sure the tow trucks cables were in good condition.

RIOS, MARY
Company: VALLEY TOWING & STORAGE
City: BROWNSVILLE
County: CAMERON
Zip Code: 78526
License #: 5081414C
Complaint # TOW20160013387  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,250. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

SANCHEZ, SANTIAGO
Company: AZTECA TOWING
City: AUSTIN
County: TRAVIS
Zip Code: 78753
License #: 6435167C
Complaint # TOW20160013451  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,000. Respondent employed an unlicensed individual to operate a tow truck; Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company?s approved drug testing policy.

Company: UNIVERSAL RECOVERY INC.
City: DALLAS
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75217
License #: 6454510C
Complaint # TOW20160014055  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500. Respondents tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.

VELAZQUEZ, MARCOS E
City: SAN ANTONIO
County: BEXAR
Zip Code: 78222
License #: 3417
Complaint # TOW20160014082  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000. Respondent failed to perform towing operations in a safe and competent manner.

Company: TJ’S TOWING SERVICE, LC
City: AUSTIN
County: TRAVIS
Zip Code: 78709
License #: 5698764C
Complaint # TOW20160016179  Date: 6/1/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000. Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy.

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