March 2017


Mark Your Calendar and Book Your Hotel Room for the 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting!

Registration is open for the 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting at The Roosevelt New Orleans! Register by April 3 to receive the Super Early Rate. Plus, all Super Early registrants are entered to win a free registration!
 
In addition, we have four confirmed speakers and will be adding more soon:
  • Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune: What Just Happened – and What Happens Next: Texas Politics 2017
  • Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina: Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow
  • Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Former Chief Economist, Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University: The Economic Outlook for Real Estate Investors and Decision Makers
  • Daniel Mennenoh, President, ALTA: Federal Issues Affecting the Title Industry
Register online or using the form, book your hotel room, learn about our venue – the gorgeous historic The Roosevelt New Orleans – and get ready for our biggest, best Conference ever!


TLTA Partnership With Texas Historical Commission Program Honored in Capitol Display

TLTA's work with the Texas Historical Commission on the agency's award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program was recently in the spotlight at the Texas Capitol in a temporary display.
 
On Oct. 10, 2016, TLTA received the 2015 THC Governor's Award for Historic Preservation for our work with the THCPP. This prestigious award, given to TLTA during a special ceremony conducted by Gov. Greg Abbott, recognizes TLTA and its members' support for the preservation and conservation of Texas' historic courthouses. As guardians of property records, Texas courthouses have long been associated with our industry and remain uniquely connected to our work.
 
TLTA would like to once again thank our members for being part of this important project over the last 10 years. As part of TLTA, you have helped make these historical preservation efforts possible, and we are proud to share this honor with you!
 
Read About the Award, Watch the Video and View the Facebook Album of Photos From the Ceremony and Capitol Display »
 
In addition, The Medallion – THC's official quarterly magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas' historic sites and heritage tourism opportunities – recently ran an article about the THCPP and TLTA's involvement in the program.
 
Read the Article »

Updates Coming to the TLTA Website

At the start of April, TLTA will refresh our website, giving you a smoother, more optimal user experience.
 
Because the website might be down for a couple of days at the beginning of the month, we strongly recommend you register for any events or CE opportunities you have been eyeing, for your own convenience and peace of mind.
 
Thanks, and we look forward to providing more details about the refresh and sharing this great new site with you!

Congratulations to TLTA'S Newest Certified Professionals

TLTA congratulates all of the title professionals who became certified recently:

Angela Bankston, CAEP
University Title Company

Dawn Gibbs, CAEP
South Land Title, LLC

Lisa Kemp, CAEP
University Title Company Steven Van Buren, CAEP
University Title Company
 
View all TLTA Certified Professionals »
 
Want to see your name on the big screen at Conference and online on TLTA's website?
Make a plan to take the certification exam and join this elite group!

Republic Title Announces Recent Promotions

Republic Title of Texas | March 2017 
 
Republic Title recently announced two promotions.
 
Sheri Groom has been named senior vice president/residential operations of Republic Title of Texas, Inc. She will be responsible for overseeing all residential branch operations, including management of 14 branch offices. She has over 30 years of experience in the title industry, and most recently served as senior vice president/branch manager of Republic Title’s Frisco branch.
 
Read the Press Release »
 
In addition, Brittaney Siciliano has been promoted to senior vice president/branch manager of the Hulen office at Republic Title of Texas, Inc. She will be responsible for total branch performance for the Republic Title Hulen branch. She has experience working in the Tarrant County and Parker County markets as well as established relationships in the community. Brittaney most recently served as a residential escrow officer at the Hulen office.
 
Read the Press Release »

Business Matters: How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Forbes | Feb. 28, 2017
If there is one major cybersecurity lesson we learned last year, it was this: Ransomware is here, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
 
Ransomware is a type of malware that severely restricts access to a computer, mobile device or file until the demanded fee is paid by the victim. Often, it arrives in the form a phishing email or message and begins its foul work as soon as it reaches your system. Regardless, victims are presented with a hefty ransom to regain access or you can kiss it all goodbye.
 
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Upcoming Webinars

TLTA is scheduling several live webinars for spring and summer 2017. Register now, or reserve your On-Demand version today!