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2010


December 2010

  • TLTA Board of Directors Update, Commissioner Issues Rate Order
  • TLTA Responds, Texas Adds Jobs, but Jobless Rate Stays at 8.1%
  • Doutzer on Economy: From Choppy Waters to Calmer Seas
  • Texas Faring Better Than U.S. in Foreclosures
  • ALTA Names New President, Awards Honorary Memberships
  • Stay Current: TLTA Hot Topics Page
  • Save the Date: 2011 Day at the Capitol, Brandy Barton
  • Branch Manager, DHI Title
  • Welcome to Our New Members,
  • Life's View From Odd Angles: An Abstractor's Point of View
  • In Memoriam: Ed Cutrer
  • TLTA Past-President Mike Ramsey Retires
  • WFG Announces Leadership Changes
  • Gracy Title Named Among & Best Places to Work
  • Southwest Abstract Celebrates 100 Years

October 2010

  • ALTA Reports Dip in Title Insurance Premiums for Q2, HUD Releases Second Volume of RESPA Roundup
  • NEW: TLTA Live Education Calendar
  • TLTA is Coming to You!, Young Professional Network Rapidly Growing – Join Today
  • Member Spotlight: Mark Macejewski
  • TLTA Presents Awards to Kirk Kuykendall and the late Wendell Strahan
  • Excel Title Group Acquires Ameristar Title Company
  • Alliant Title Named Among Fast Growing Entrepreneurs
  • Stewart National Title Services Announces Leadership Change

September 2010

  • The Changing Face of Texas The New Financial Reform Law: How Will It Impact You?
  • ALTA, TLTA and Other State Associations Partner, Are you Prepared for eMortgages?
  • National Title Underwriter Announces Texas Agency Team
  • TLTA Committees Hold First Meetings
  • TLTAbay Annual Auction Coming Soon!
  • TLTA is Coming to You!
  • 2010-2011 TLTA Member Directory Available Now
  • Active Escrow Officers List Now Online
  • TLTA Member Carl Pankratz Selected for State Bar Leadership Class

July 2010

  • U.S. Senate Approves Financial Overhaul Legislation, Congress Approves First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit Extension
  • TLTA Holds Summer Board Meeting
  • New TLTA Board of Directors Elected at TLTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting
  • Show What You Know - Become Certified
  • Welcome to Our New Members, Bert Massey Retires as Brownwood Mayor
  • Edwards Abstract and Title Co. Announces Merger
  • RamQuest Announces New Leadership
  • 2010 Annual Conference & Business Meeting Photo Highlights
  • Real Estate Center Economist Speaks at Opening Session
  • Congrats Tahoe Tuesday Winners
  • Chris Phillips Named Title Person of the Year
  • Randy Pittman Awarded James H. Garst President's Award
  • TLTA Recognizes New Honorary Members
  • Rob Armstrong and John Bruce Honored With Professional Excellence Awards
  • Brandi Abercrombie Named TLTA's 2010 Rising Star
  • Aaron Murray Receives E. Gordon Smith Scholarship Award
  • Make Plans to Join Us Next Year

May 2010

  • Featured Article: We, Title By: Dan Hassen, Sr. Vice President
  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Statistical Report Call Issued
  • TLTA Announces New Certified Title Insurance Designees
  • Annual Agent and Underwriter Section Meetings Set for June, 2010-2011 Officers and Board of Directors Nominated
  • Call for Volunteers - Choose Your Committee and Serve Your Industry
  • TLTA's Young Title Professionals' Network Announces June Event
  • In Memoriam - Glenda Miles, 1943-2010
  • Real Estate Disposition, LLC Acquires Commerce Title Branches
  • TLTA Staff Demonstrates the Benefit of Staff Community Service

April 2010

  • TLTA and ALTA Enter Into Membership Agreement
  • Senate Committee Passes Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010
  • TLTA Young Professional Happy Hours in Austin & Houston
  • James Ganzer Named North American Title Insurance Company’s Texas State Agency Manager
  • Call for Professional Excellence Award Nominations
  • County Courthouses a Gateway to the Past
  • Help Preserve and Protect Our History,
  • Public Notice Regarding Southern Title Insurance Corporation

March 2010

  • TLTA Publishes State of the Association 2009
  • Nomiate a Difference-Maker for the PEA
  • In Memoriam: Alex Halff, 1922-2010
  • Past President B.B Schraub Retiring From the Bench
  • Q&A with Kristy Santelia, TLTA Young Professional
  • Calling All Young Professionals

February 2010

  • TLTA Task Force Studying Ways for Agents to Comply With New Wind-Down Plan Requirements
  • Biennial Rules Hearing Order Takes Effect February 1, 2008 Agent Statistical Data Now Available
  • TDHCA Manufactured Housing Division Information Now Available on TLTA Website
  • It's a New Year, a New Decade and a New and Improved TLTA Directory,
  • In Memoriam: John A. Coselli, Sr., 1916-2010
  • Members Join TLTA in Helping Relief Efforts in Haiti
  • Q&A with Julia Neely - TLTA Young Professional Committee Member
  • Celia Goode-Haddock Awarded Bubba Moore Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Webb County Title Plant for Sale