Downdate Newsletter

The Downdate newsletter is emailed monthly to TLTA members and covers industry, association and member news.

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November 2007

  • Marketing Strategies, Homeland Security Issues New Rules Regarding SSA No Match Letters
  • University Title on Best Companies List
  • Liesman Joins Independence Title
  • Midgley honored by TSAE
  • A Trip to Vegas Could Be Yours, New Members
October 2007
  • The Ins and Outs or Agent Licensing
  • Nancy Ebert,TLTA Director of Education, Receives TSAE Star Volunteer Award
  • Communications Committee Meets in Austin

August 2007

  • Rate Hearing Referred to SOAH, Reminder - 2006 Title Insurance Rule Hearing Scheduled for September 5, 2007
  • The End of the Arbitration Era by John H. McFarland
  • Texas Legislature Wraps Up 80th Session: New Laws Employers Need to Know
  • THC/TLTA Partnership Benefits from Funding Approved by 80th Legislature
  • TLTA Board and Committees Plan for 2007-2008
  • TLTA Centennials Plans are in High Gear

July 2007

  • Protecting Privacy - The Law and Your Company Plan by Joey Prohaska
  • TLTA Members Kick Up Their Heels at Annual Conference
  • Sheri Asbell Installed as 2007-08 TLTA President
  • Bob Philo Named 2007 Titleperson of the Year
  • Professional Excellence Award Winners Recognized
  • Tracie Fleming Recognized as TLTA's 2006-2007 Rising Star
  • Joey Prohaska Receives Super Star and MVP Awards
  • Recipients of Peggy Hayes Teaching Award and E. Gordon Smith Award Honored
  • Brian Pitman, Allen Place, and Mindy Carr Receive President's Award
  • Leslie Midgley Honored for 25 Years of Service to TLTA

May II 2007

  • E-Mail Tips - Who Needs 'Em? You Do! by Phyllis J. Mulder
  • Does the ADA Protect Disability-Based Misconduct? by James Kizziar
  • Special Thanks to TLTA's 2006-2007 Volunteers
  • Congratulations to the 2007 Circle of Stars and Hall of Fame Winner
  • Dallas County Courthouse Restoration Celebrated on May 15
May 2007
  • The Risks When Title is Insured Using Powers of Attorney by Denise Werst
  • TDI Issues Call for 2007 Texas Title Insurance Agents Statistical Report for the Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2006
  • Spotlight on a Member: Lila Kirkland
  • Welcome to Our New Members
  • New TDI Bulletins, Denise Hurst Joins Ramquest Software, Inc.

March II 2007

  • It IS Your Job! by Mark Greek
  • Why Doing Nothing Could Be Your Undoing by James Kizziar
  • First Courthouse Stewardship Program Held in Austin
  • April Board of Directors Meeting Recap, Day at the Capitol
  • The Circle of Stars is Growing, TLTA's All Star Line-Up

March 2007

  • Listening for Dollars - Customer Complaints Create Profit by Mary Sandro
  • Day at the Capitol
  • Sign Up for Committee Service, New Bylaws on TLTA Website
  • TLTA Hosts Tour of Title Plant
  • TLTA's Centennial Logo Contest Pays Off for Lisa Beville

January 2007

  • The American Dream and the Importance of Title Insurance by Janet S. Minke
  • Working on a "Clean Sweep" by Barbara J. Groeger
  • February Board of Directors Meeting
  • Gary Farmer Named Austinite of the Year by Chamber of Commerce
  • New Escrow Officer Application, Addendum and FASTPass
  • In Memoriam: William "Bill" Barton