Horseshoe Bay Lawyer and Title Industry Professional Posthumously Honored by Statewide Trade Association

AUSTIN – The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA), one of the state’s oldest trade associations, named the late Ronald Yates of Horseshoe Bay an Honorary Member for Sustained Meritorious Service. This prestigious honor—which has only been awarded a limited number of times over the years to those industry leaders who have provided exemplary service over a lengthy period of time—was presented to his wife, Glena Yates, during TLTA’s Annual Conference and Business Meeting in Austin.

“It is our great privilege to posthumously bestow this honor in Ronnie’s memory,” said TLTA Executive Vice President and CEO Leslie Midgley. “Ronnie was held in highest regard among his industry colleagues and his contributions to our association are too numerous to name.  He was a stalwart supporter of TLTA over his entire career and his outstanding leadership and service will long be remembered and appreciated.”

Ronnie Yates was a 40-year veteran of the title insurance industry, serving as Chairman of Central Texas Land Titles Inc. He served with distinction as president of TLTA from 1996-1997. In 2000, he was honored by his peers with TLTA’s highest honor—Title Person of the Year. 

While owning and managing Central Texas Land Titles alongside his wife, Glena Yates, Ronnie was also a practicing Board Certified Residential Real Estate Attorney with his law firm, Yates, Crow and Dudley. He also was the owner and president of Spicewood Vineyards.

Ronnie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973, and his JD from Southern Methodist University Law School in 1975.


About TLTA

Founded in 1908 and serving nearly 15,000 professionals, the Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) is a statewide trade association representing the land title industry in Texas. TLTA members protect the property rights of Texans and provide peace of mind in real estate transactions. They bring certainty, efficiency and security by researching titles, safely conducting closings and issuing title insurance to protect real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles. For more information about TLTA, visit