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03/21/2014  At long last, the GARC page has been updated with the remittance form from TDI as well as a bit of instruction.  Please take a look on the GARC page for more information.
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02/12/2014  The January 28 Board Meeting was rescheduled to Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  Please check the Texas Register link on the Contact Us Page for the Agenda.
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01/27/2014  The January 28 Board Meeting has been cancelled due to potential inclement weather.  The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible.  Please check back here and the Texas Register open meetings site for announcements.
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01/23/2014  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Third Quarter of 2013 (Due November 1, 2013) has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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October 24, 2013-- NOTICE OF Termination of Collection of the Policy Guaranty Fee
Effective January 1, 2014, the Guaranty Fee was reduced to Zero, effectively terminating the guaranty fee. The fee is not to be collected on loan or mortgage policies on that date. Please read this Notice.

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10/18/2013  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2013 (Due May 1, 2013) has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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7/29/2013  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the First Quarter of 2013 (Due April 1, 2013) has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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As of May 24, 2013, TTIGA was notified that a title agency "Direct Title, LLC" was placed in Supervision by the Texas Department of Insurance, and TTIGA is now handling claims.  To file a Proof of Claim in the Direct Title, LLC supervision, please see the Receiverships & Liquidation page of our website.
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4/18/2013  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Fourth Quarter of 2012 (Due February 1, 2013) has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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1/18/2013  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Third Quarter of 2012 (Due November 1, 2012) has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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8/29/2012  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2012 has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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7/30/2012  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the First Quarter of 2012 has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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4/30/2012  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Fourth Quarter of 2011 has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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3/26/2012  The updated Guaranty Fee form for the new rate of $2.00 is now online.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.  Also see the note about old $5 or $1 Stragglers on that page too.
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2/12/2012  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Third Quarter 2011 has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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12/20/2012, On December 20, 2011, pursuant to Title 38.2, Chapters 10 and 15 of the Virginia Code, the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond issued an Order that appointed the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia (the "Commission") as Receiver of Southern Title Insurance Corporation ("Southern Title"). TTIGA is now handling this Receivership for an underwriter.  Please see the Receiverships & Liquidation page of our website.
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12/07/2011  IBANEZ SENTENCED TO NINE (9) YEARS and ordered to pay restitution totaling $1,450,235.42 to his victims, including $542,005.87 to the receiver of his title company, which was Southern Star Title Company.  To read more about the fraud case against Ibanez in the U.S. Department of Justice Press Release:  Click Here.
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8/29/2011  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter 2011 has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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7/14/2011  IBANEZ PLEADS GUILTY to defrauding customers of a title company, called Southern Star Title Company.  To read the U.S. Dept. of Justice Press Release:  Click Here.  Sentencing for Rogelio “Roy” Ibanez, Jr. will be October 7, 2011.  He could get a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.
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7/5/2011  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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3/8/2011  The latest Guaranty Fee Quarterly Report has been uploaded to our site.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page for more information.
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2/28/11 Texas Department of Insurance Discliplinary Orders for 2011:

For the current year's TDI Enforcement Actions, click
Here, then search for "title" to find tile insurers or agencies, "escrow" for escrow officers, or other terms related to title insurance.
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12/31/10 Texas Department of Insurance 2010 Discliplinary Orders:

For the 2010 TDI Enforcement Actions, click
Here, then search for "title" to find tile insurers or agencies, "escrow" for escrow officers, or other terms related to title insurance.
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Southern Star Title's Ibanez Indicted--April 16, 2010: "Rogelio “Roy” Ibanez Jr., 44, of Mission, Texas, was charged with wire fraud and theft from an employee benefit plan in an 11-count indictment returned by a Houston grand jury on Wednesday, March 14, 2010...Ibanez surrendered himself to federal authorities in McAllen, Texas, and made his initial appearance."  The press Release further states, "The indictment alleges Ibanez directed employees of his law firm to transfer approximately $550,000 out of Southern Star Title’s escrow accounts in 2008 without the knowledge or approval of title company employees and that Ibanez stole smaller sums of money from the title company’s 401(k) plan."  [Emphasis added.]


Please read the full U.S. Attorney's Press Release.

Read the full Indictment.
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2/1/2010  A new Guaranty Fee Remittance Form has been approved by the TDI Commissioner in a hearing in 2009.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page of our website.  This is a reminder that you can always find the forms here, our website.  Thank you.
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January 21, 2010 -- Notice of Title Plant Sale--Webb County

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Hinojosa pleads guilty -- On January 7, 2010, Edward Hinojosa, former controller and accountant for Webb County Title & Abstract Company, Inc. (now in Receivership), plead guilty to 13 counts of varying degrees of theft, 3 counts of fraud, and 1 count of misapplication of fiduciary property.  While Hinojosa is in Webb County Jail, a recommendation for 12 years to serve is before the judge.  Sentencing is scheduled January 21, 2010.


Please see the article in the Laredo Morning Times.
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11/20/09  The Guaranty Fee Frequently Asked Questions have been updated.  Please take a look on the Guaranty Fees page of our website.
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As of October 23, 2009, the deadline to file Proofs of Claim in the Southern Star Title Company, LLC receivership has been extended to March 31, 2010.  Publication of the notice should commence in a Hidalgo County newspaper soon.
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On May 13, 2009, Edward Hinojosa, former controller and accountant for Webb County Title & Abstract Company, Inc. (now in Receivership), was indicted for multiple counts of theft, forgery & misapplication of fiduciary property.  Also indicted was another employee of the title company, Raul Labrada.


Please see the article in the Laredo Morning Times.

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This website is to provide general information only about the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association (“TTIGA”).  If, after you review these pages, you have any questions that are not answered, you should call, write, or email us (refer to Contact Us page).  For a definitive statement of the laws governing TTIGA, you must refer to the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Act (the “Act”), Chapter 2602 of the Texas Insurance Code, and the decisions interpreting it.  The information contained herein is subject to change in the event that the Texas Legislature enacts amendments to the Act.  If there is any inconsistency between this site and any applicable law, then such law will control.  We offer links to other websites but do not guaranty the accuracy or completeness of the information on those websites.

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