Downdate Newsletter

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

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September 2019

  • VIDEO: It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
  • ICYMI: New TDI Rules for All Texas Licensed Escrow Officers and Title Agents
  • TLTA's Courthouse Preservation Investment Continues
  • TLTA Past President Bruce Liesman Retires After Long Career
  • TLTA Past President Bruce Boyer to Be Honored Among 'Living Legends of New Braunfels' Oct. 7
  • New Underwriter Texan Title Announces Formation, Names Executive Team
  • Title Resources Promotes Lynn Stillman
  • Agents National Title Appoints Mickey Gerdes Southwest Underwriting Counsel
  • In Memoriam: Bill Bradshaw
  • In Memoriam: Ethel Benedict
  • There's Still Time to Get Certified in 2019 – Application Deadline Sept. 27
  • Upcoming Webinars

August 2019

  • Texas Cyber Attack Has Taken 23 Government Agencies Offline
  • Sen. Brandon Creighton Honored With Outstanding Legislator Award
  • The Science of Regrettable Decisions
  • ICYMI: Agent Statistical Data Due Aug. 27
  • Hiring? Reach More Qualified Title Professionals via TLTA's Career Center
  • Upcoming Webinars

July 2019

  • Networking: How to Reach Out to Someone Whose Career You Admire
  • TLTA's Courthouse Preservation Investment Continues
  • Round Rock Family Scammed Out of $471,000, But How Did Detectives Retrieve That Money?
  • This Texas Town Is the Most Affordable Housing Market of the Year
  • ICYMI: TDI Issues Annual Title Agent Data Call
  • Professional Voices: Celebrating TLTA's Certification Program
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members

June 2019

  • Annual Conference and Business Meeting Earns 97% Satisfaction Rate
  • 2019-2020 Board of Directors Installed
  • Compliance Webinar: New Rate and Rate Rule Changes to the Basic Manual
  • ICYMI: Draft of Reorganized Basic Manual Shared by TDI for Public Comment, Review
  • VIDEO: How to Protect Yourself and Your Closing Funds From Mortgage Closing Scams
  • In Memoriam: Cheryl "Deliece" Harrison 1947-2019
  • Rattikin Title Celebrates 75th Anniversary
  • Congratulations to TLTA's Newest Certified Professionals
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members

May 2019

  • Diane Tomb Named CEO of ALTA
  • 7 Ways to Manage an Impasse in Your Meeting
  • Dawn Lin Recognized by Texas House During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Day
  • New for 2019: Title 101 Available On-Demand
  • In Memoriam: Sharon Elaine Mauldin 1946-2019
  • WFG National Title Names President of Dallas-Fort Worth Division
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Now Available On-Demand: Owning and Managing a Texas Title Agency

April 2019

  • Leadership During Change: 10 Ways To Move Forward Together
  • 2019 TLTA Conference Features Special Track on Female Leadership
  • VIDEO: The Growing Partnership Between Russia's Government and Cybercriminals
  • Infographic: Your Ultimate Social Media Checklist
  • Jeffrey A. Tischler Joins Old Republic Title as Senior Vice President
  • Hiring? Reach More Qualified Title Professionals via TLTA's Career Center

March 2019

  • Cyber Liability Insurance 101: A Primer for Title Agents
  • Email Killing Your Productivity? Here Are 9 Ways to Fight Back
  • Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats Facing Title Industry (Part 5)
  • Application Deadline for Professional Certification: March 25
  • In Memoriam: Georgia Duke 1938-2019
  • Mark C. Miller Joins Thomas Title and Escrow
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members

February 2019

  • How to 'Scale' Your Leadership
  • Basic Manual Task Force Celebrated
  • TLTA's Day at the Capitol: A Goodwill Mission That Continues to Work
  • In Memoriam
  • Professional Tools: New TDI Licensing Changes Take Effect Next Month - Are You Ready?

January 2019

  • Want to Help Stop Cyber Security Breaches? Focus on Human Error.
  • TLTA's Leslie Midgley Presents Texas Courthouse Stewardship Award to Shackelford County Judge Robert Skelton
  • VIDEO: Leadership Lessons on What it Takes to Lead a Turnaround
  • In Memoriam
  • After 45 Years with Lampasas County Abstract Company Gayle Myers Retires
  • Hill Country Titles Acquires Telegraph Title Company
  • Help Us Pack the Halls of the Texas Legislature Feb. 12-13