|[January 23, 2013]
Stewart Title® Company Honored at Texas State Capitol
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Rep. "Doc" Anderson (R-Waco) and Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San
Antonio) today recognized Stewart Title Company as a Texas Treasure on
the House/Senate floor at the State Capitol in Austin.
Stewart, which has a rich history in Texas, was founded in Galveston in 1893. (Photo: Business Wire)
The distinction from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) honors
Texas-based businesses that have been in existence for more than 50
years, and have remained in good standing. Stewart Title Company
initially received the Texas Treasure honor in 2007, joining 35 other
businesses from around the state who share this recognition. Six
additional businesses were added to the list on Jan. 23 at the Capitol,
the same day past recipient, Stewart Title was recognized on the
"Stewart is proud to stand among these exceptional companies as a Texas
Treasure, and I thank the Texas Historical Commission for this
recognition," said Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart Information Services
Corporation. "We've thrived here since our beginnings in Galveston in
1893, and are now providing real estate services around the world. For a
company to survive for well over a century is unusual, to say the least,
but we're looking forward to continued success and economic productivity
in Texas and around the world for many years to come."
Created in 2005 through legislation authored by Sen. Leticia Van de
Putte and sponsored by Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson, the program
recognizes wel-established Texas companies and their exceptional
historical contributions to the state's economic growth and prosperity.
"The businesses recognized here today exemplify the reason a company
remains successful year after year," said Sen. Van de Putte. "Hard work,
quality service, and resourcefulness go a long way in the Lone Star
State and we're pleased to recognize those traits."
"We're proud of all our historic businesses," said Rep. Anderson. "These
are businesses that give back to their communities, not just in job
growth and expanded tax revenues, but as friends and neighbors who
people come to depend on year after year."
Stewart, which has a rich history in Texas, was founded in Galveston in
1893 by Maco Stewart. Maco's father, William Henry Stewart, was a member
of the Constitutional Convention that formulated the Constitution of
1876 for Texas, which is still in use today. He wrote the resolution
that provided the financial plan for building the present Capitol
Building in Austin. He was later named "Father of the State Capitol of
"It is a privilege for us to recognize our long-established businesses
that have remained committed to Texans for generations, while creating
jobs and stimulating economic growth," said THC Chairman Matt Kreisle.
"May this recognition serve to increase your success and productivity
for many years to come."
Texas Treasure Business Awards are made throughout the year with the
support of state legislators. For more information about the Texas
Treasure Business Award, contact the THC at 512.463.6100 or visit www.thc.state.tx.us.
Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart
Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-focused, global
title insurance and real estate services company offering products and
services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and
other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these
services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real
estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and
real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign
governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing
support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management;
home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and
technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by
Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America,
Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized
solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the
preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found
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