Downdate Newsletter

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

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November 2011

  • TLTA Regional Meetings Continue Across the State
  • Trinity Title Fundraiser for Bastrop Fire Victims
  • Stewart Appoints Matt Morris New CEO, University Title Company Named One of Best Companies to Work in Texas
  • Renew your TLTA Individual Membership Today!
  • Named Among Top Places to Work in Houston
  • ALTA Announces Board and Executive Committees
  • North American Names New Texas Regional Counsel, Ruidoso, NM Title Company for Sale

September 2011

  • How Do Your Operations Measure Up?, Top 10 Lawsuits Impacting the Title Industry
  • TLTA Renews Commitment to Help Save Historic Texas Courthouses
  • TDI Moving to New Web Address
  • TDI Seeks Program Specialist II
  • Distinguish Yourself With TLTA Certification
  • TLTA Bringing Live Seminar to Corpus Christi on Oct. 18!
  • Member Spotlight, Dawn Bowers, Customer Advocate, University Title Company
  • In Memoriam: Shirley Reader
  • Westcor Names George Stablein State Manager
  • R.L. “Burr” Buckalew joins StarTex Title Co.
  • Corridor Names New Escrow Officer, Area Manager
  • Mary Beth Kiser Elected to TSAE Board, Ruidoso, NM Title Company for Sale

August 2011

  • TLTA Holds Board Planning Meeting, Welcome to Our New Members
  • Perry Appoints Eleanor Kitzman New TDI Commissioner
  • ALTA Promotes Michelle Korsmo to CEO
  • The Moving Stresses We Often Forget About
  • 4 TLTA Professional Certification Test Dates This Fall
  • Individual Membership Free Through September!
  • Member Spotlight, Matthew Wilson, Escrow Officer, Sierra Title Company
  • Mike Savas to Serve as First American Texas Underwriting Manager
  • Alliant Adds New COO and CIO, Corridor Title Announces Three Promotions
  • Jason Bragg Joins National Investors Title Insurance Company
  • Texan Title Holdings Acquires Brazos County Abstract Company
  • View the most read email last month

June 2011

  •  We Need Your Feedback!, 2011-2012 Board of Directors Elected
  • Celia Flowers Awarded Title Person of the Year
  • Mark Greek Awarded James H. Garst President's Award
  • Carolyn Gaston, John DeLoach and Jamie Jacks Honored With Professional Excellence Awards
  • Ross Weaver Receives E. Gordon Smith Scholarship Award
  • Brandi Abercrombie Receives Peggy Hayes Teaching Excellence Award
  • Brandy Barton Receives Rising Star Award, Representatives Drew Darby
  • Jose Menendez and Rodney Anderson Honored With Outstanding Legislator Awards
  • Save the Date for Next Year!
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors!

April 2011

  • TDI Issues Call for Agent Statistical Data for 2010 - Important Deadlines Below
  • Compliance Update: Stat Code Reporting
  • Consumer Bureau to Release Model Mortgage Forms Soon
  • Fed Proposes Minimum Standards for Home Loans
  • Congratulations to the New Certified Professionals
  • Preparing for the Coming Talent Boom
  • Board Approves Routine Changes to TLTA Bylaws
  • Join TLTA for a South Texas Seminar!
  • Last Chance to Nominate Your Peers for an Award
  • Sign Up for TLTA Committee and Volunteer Service Now!
  • Texas is Burning – Make a Donation Today
  • Welcome New TLTA Members, University Title Company Celebrates Aggie Victory

March 2011

  • TLTA Publishes 2010 State of the Association
  • Top 5 TDI Enforcement Actions, TLTA Member Partners with Courthouse Program
  • Virus Attack Amplifies Need for Title Companies to Safeguard Information
  • Survey Shows Application to Closing Taking Longer
  • Hot Topic: FIRPTA; Cash Reporting
  • TLTA Education is Coming to South Padre; College Station!
  • Building a Better Online Basic Manual
  • Our Top-Selling Title Exam Handbook is Back!, 
  • Gail Veliz, Deputy Director of Operations, Fidelity Residential Solutions
  • In Memoriam: Bud Meinecke, Jr.
  • 90% of Sierra Title El Paso Employees are Individual Members
  • Welcome to Our New Members

February 2011

  • TLTA Accepting Board Nominations
  • Recommend a TLTA Member Today
  • TLTA Represents Membership at Agent Solvency Rule Hearing
  • Independent Agent Title Premiums Drop 33% in 3 Years, Sales Down
  • Prices Slightly Up for Texas Homes in 2010
  • Things That Go Boom: Texas' Population
  • New Hire Reporting Signals Stronger Texas Job Market
  • Warren Answers Questions on New Consumer Bureau
  • Treasury Delays Report on Fannie and Freddie Reform
  • Reverse Mortgages: Everything You Need to Know
  • Audit Survival: TDI 
  • Underwriter and Annual Independent Agents
  • Distinguish Yourself: Get Certified
  • Paul Knouse,Team Manager, LandSafe Title of Texas
  • In Memoriam: TLTA Past President Zeb Fitzgerald, 
  • Welcome to Our New Members, 
  • TLTA Names Mary Beth Kiser Senior VP, COO
  • Changes at University Title Company
  • WFG Names New Assistant VP & Agency Rep