Downdate Newsletter

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

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December 2019

  • Burnout Is About Your Workplace, Not Your People
  • How Remote Working Increases Cyber Security Risks
  • 2019 Leadership Academy Continues History of Success
  • Advanced Title Pros Gather for Industry Education and Networking at 2019 Institute
  • ALTA Registry Grows to More than 8,000 Listings; Get Your Free Listing Today
  • It's Time to Register for School – Land Title School
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

November 2019

  • Podcast: Motivating Employees
  • Infographic: Cyber Essentials
  • TLTA's 2019 Town Hall Tour
  • Survey: Consumers Prefer In-Person Closing but Want More Digital Experience
  • Survey: Most Title Companies Interested in Offering Digital Closings
  • ALTA Elects O’Donnell as President
  • In Memoriam: Joy Adams
  • RamQuest Gives Back to Austin Habitat for Humanity
  • Last Call to Register: TLTA's 2019 Land Title Institute
  • Upcoming Webinars

October 2019

  • Real Estate Is Changing in 2020…Are You?
  • How the Military Influences Texas Housing Markets
  • TLTA's Town Hall Lunches Continue Across the State
  • Next Gen: Title Industry Leadership Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
  • TLTA Board of Directors Gather at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs for Orientation and Planning Meeting
  • Howeth Title Company Celebrating 150th Anniversary
  • Dustin Gaskey Joins Thomas Title and Escrow as COO
  • Bob Grubb Named Vice-Chairman of Holding Company for Alliant National Title Insurance, David Sinclair Takes Over as President
  • Texan Title Insurance Announces New Underwriting Counsel
  • In Memoriam: Lloyd C. Martin
  • A Warm Welcome to Our Newest TLTA Members
  • Upcoming Webinars

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