Pennies From Heaven - A Guest Column
By Bill Young
   
 
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There is so much bad news going around these days that I wanted to share with you some good news for a change.
Here goes, sometimes while at my computer having coffee I’ll check on news stories, emails things like that. 

Yesterday it was raining so I sat down at my desk and went back and checked on some unclaimed property with the state of Texas comptroller’s office.
This time I checked on some of my friends and neighbors of Galveston County. Here is just some of what I found.

 I’ll start with some people I know and some I do business with:

Breck Porter, $ 20.00 from McAfee Inc
College of the Mainland, $ 3000.00 from JP Morgan and $ 500.00 from BP
College of the Mainland, $  731.05 and $ 367.78 from UT Medical Branch
MCREE Ford, $ 3094.71 from Trinity Universal Ins and $371.84 from Progressive Ins, $410.44 from Fireman’s fund.
League City Police Officers Association, $2,854.00 coming from Moody National Bank
League City Little League, Total of $350.00 coming from JSC FCU
League City UMC, $750.00 from Reliant Energy
Del Papa Distributing, $ 293.73 from Logan’s Roadhouse Galveston
Gay Pontiac, $295.00 from Motors Ins., $708.12 from Bristol West Holdings.
Santa Fe Volunteer Fire Dept, $100.00 from Germania Farm Ins.
Galveston County WCID NO1, $ 1.149.76 from Gexa Energy Corp
Galveston County 4H fund, $636.32 from Amergy Bank.
Galveston County Horticulture Committee, $673.78 from Regions Bank
Galveston County FCU, $1,400.41 from American Family Life Assurance Co
Galveston County, $2,471.94 from American United Lic
Galveston Historical foundation, $4,278.77 from Texas A&M Galveston
Galveston Convention Center, $519.35 from Freeman Decorating Services
Galveston Ball Tornettes, $ $250.00 from Moody Bank.
Galveston Hurricanes, $125.45 from Hometown Bank
Galveston Association of Realtors,  $ 595.00 from Hometown Bank.
Moody Hotel, $ 125.35 from Comal ISD, $205.85 from City of Stafford
Moody Foundation, $ 743.25 from University of Texas Med Branch and $ 500.00 from
Texas  Southern University.
Galveston Rugby football Club, $ 400.00 from University of Houston
Galveston Limousine, $ 857.74 from State Farm Insurance
Galveston Island Humane Society, $ 58.81 from McCoy Corp
Clear Lakes Shores Waterfront 1103 N. Shore, $ 2,127.40 from Amegy Bank
Kemah Foundation, $ 175.00 from AT&T.
Kemah Civic Association $ 300.17 from First Interstate Bank.
Kemah Boardwalk, $ 205.74 from Coca Cola
Dickinson Land Investment, $ 538.27 from Occidental Petroleum
Dickinson Bayou Gators, $ 250.00 from BP of America
Dickinson Ministers Alliance, $ 442.31 from Maxim Bank
Dickinson Soccer Club, $ 200.00 from Pennzoil Quaker State
Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, $ 1,400.00 from Patriot Bank,
Friendswood Connection Inc ,  $ 2,165.51 from JP Morgan Chase Bank
Friendswood High School, $ 8,876.35 from Pitney Bowes Bank
Friendswood High School Band, $ 722.80 from Time Inc Shared Services
Friendswood Rotary Club,  $ 81.98 from Federated Gov’t Income.
Texas First Bank, $ 1336.95, from Independent Bankersbank and $ 262.50 from Bank of America
Texas First Bank, $ 390.00 from FDIC and $ 400.00 from Xerox Corp, $ 175.25 from Comerica
Texas City view Care Center, $300.00 from Pacificare of Texas
Texas City Terminal, $ 400.00 from University of Texas Medical Branch
Texas City Sun,  $ 485.52 from BP of America and $ 306.34 from Texas City Bank.
The money is just sitting there waiting to be claimed!
I found my good friend $ 594.00 and left him a happy text message!
Found  another good friend on Facebook $3000.00. She was happy.
You can leave your friends some happy messages too.
Just Google unclaimed property state of Texas, It will take you the Texas Comptrollers page, click on the Search button on the left. Put your last name in and let it rip.
Narrow your search by city. You can put a business in, a city, or county, and famous family names.
One thing I did notice in my searches is that our local banks, colleges and foundations really do give back and are very generous. The claims you’ll see are just the ones that were lost so they are just the tip of the iceberg of the generosity taking place in Galveston County.
Many thanks to the Moody,  Amergy, Texas First, Hometown and Regions Banks for their gifts.
Turned out yesterday was a fun, informative rainy day that I wanted to share with all of you.. 
Here is a link to the E- edition for your convenience.
Bill Young,
Independent Candidate for Galveston County Judge



















Comments:
Thank you for sharing this. I found 239.00 that I had forgotten was owed to me.

If you can find this kind of money, I'd like to see what you could do for Galveston County.

Do you have a website?
Posted by Heiress at 4/16/2014 1:57:59 PM

Thanks for looking out Bill Young. I agree with the above comment.
Posted by Pam matranga at 4/16/2014 7:33:56 PM

It will take more then Pennys from Heaven to equal the money Galveston County pays out due to employee misconduct.
Posted by Bankrupt at 4/18/2014 12:01:42 AM

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