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Thereâ€™s billion of Texas money just waiting for owners to come and claim it.
Those owners will be notified of their orphaned money in Sundayâ€™s San Antonio Express News when the â€œlist of unclaimed propertyâ€ comes out, courtesy of the state Comptrollerâ€™s department.
Spokesman R.J. Silva says that much money gets forgotten when people get too busy and forget about a rental deposit or royalties from an oil lease.
â€œThe most we ever had claimed was $4.2 million.â€
Some 130,000 people are on this yearâ€™s list.
Silva says you donâ€™t have to wait for the yearly list to come out in the paper.
Now you can also go online to http://www.claimittexas.org/ to look for your name.
He says make no mistake: the state wants to get your money to you. Otherwise, they have to keep maintaining and
tracking all those unclaimed funds, sometimes the same amount for years on end, a process funded by the taxpayer.