3417 Curry Lane

Abilene, Texas 79606

Telephone: 325.794.2700

Fax: 325.794.2727

About Us

Summary

First Texas Title Company has been closing real estate transactions for Big Country families and businesses for almost 40 years. We offer a wide variety of services for our valued customers including issuing title insurance policies, conducting closings, and providing title evidence. Additionally, our affiliate law firm, Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC, prepares legal documents for all of your real estate needs. Our dedication to quality and service has established First Texas Title as the leading provider of title and escrow services in Taylor and Callahan counties, a status we are dedicated to maintaining.

First Texas Title is owned and operated by attorneys proficient in real estate law. We are licensed to issue title insurance in Taylor and Callahan counties, which include the following cities: Abilene, Baird, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Cross Plains, Eula, Lawn, Merkel, Oplin, Ovalo, Putnam, Tye, Trent, and Tuscola. We also handle real estate closings for all counties throughout the state of Texas.

History

In 1977, William W. ("Bill") Bradshaw and Bill Perry formed the predecessor to First Texas Title as an aid to their general civil law practice. That same year, the new title company became an exclusive title agent for First American Title Company, a relationship that continues to this day. It did not take long for Perry & Bradshaw to develop a reputation for unmatched quality and service among Big Country buyers, sellers, realtors, lenders, and builders.

In the early 1990’s, Mark Bradshaw joined his father Bill and the company cemented its status as Taylor County’s leading title company. Andrew McCall came to work for the company in 2006, and completed the purchase of the company from Bill and Mark in 2009. Chris Westbrook joined the Company in 2009 and became a half-owner with McCall that year.

In 2010, First Texas Title purchased the assets of Russell-Surles Title, Inc. in Baird, and became licensed in Callahan County.  Since then, First Texas Title has extended the same level of service to Callahan County that our customers have experienced in Taylor County.

Over the years, First Texas Title has been recognized numerous times by First American Title Company, including receiving the Distinguished Agent Award in 1991. Additionally, First Texas Title has twice been recognized as the Affiliate of the Year by the Abilene Board of Realtors. First Texas Title is owned and operated by attorneys with extensive experience in real estate and title matters. Because of this, First Texas Title is uniquely positioned to handle the transactions that matter to you. Our goal has always been to ensure that every real estate closing we handle goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC

The law firm of Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC is located in Abilene, Texas and has roots dating back to the late 1950’s, when William W. ("Bill") Bradshaw began practicing law. The firm has long been recognized as one of Abilene’s leading real estate law firms. In addition to real estate, the firm focuses primarily on probate, estate planning, and business transactional matters. The firm is comprised of William W. Bradshaw, Andrew K. McCall, Chris Westbrook, and Grant Cunningham and represents a wide variety of clients who are involved in a diverse range of activities. The firm and its members have long been active in the Abilene community and are dedicated to providing clients the absolute best in service.

The attorneys of Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC also own and operate First Texas Title, LLC. As a result of this, the firm often utilizes its real estate expertise to prepare instruments affecting real property, cure title issues, and facilitate real estate transactions. For more information on the firm or the services it offers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Closing Process

At First Texas Title, we typically become involved in transactions in one of several ways. Many times we receive a fully executed contract from one of the involved realtors or, in the event of a for sale by owner transaction, one of the parties. In refinance transactions, we typically become involved when the lender forwards us a request for a title commitment.

If you have clients who have agreed to terms with a seller but don’t have a contract of sale, our affiliates at Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC will be glad to prepare a contract for them.

Once we receive a fully executed contract or a request for a title commitment, we begin by assigning the file to one of our three closers and conducting the title examination necessary to complete the title commitment.

At First Texas Title, we pride ourselves in our quick turnaround time for title commitments. Our typical turn around time is one week, although we often have it completed sooner than that. If you have a transaction that requires a quicker turn-around, just let us know and we will work with you to ensure that even the most demanding of timelines are met.

Once the title work is completed, one of our closers will work closely with you to solve title issues, work up the Settlement Statement, and ultimately close the transaction in as timely a manner as possible.

Almost all of our closings are handled by one of our attorneys. We believe it is important for your borrower to understand the nature of the documents they are signing, and for that reason, we take the time to briefly explain each document to your borrower and answer any questions they may have.

Meet Our Staff

Andrew K. McCall

Andrew K. McCall

Andy is a managing member of First Texas Title and Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC. He was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Houston, Texas, and graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business. Andy obtained his law degree from Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California in 2002. After law school, Andy moved to Abilene and went to work at the Abilene firm of McMahon Surovik Suttle, P.C., where he practiced general commercial law and real estate. In March of 2006, Andy became partners with Bill and Mark Bradshaw in First Texas Title. Andy acted as the sole manager of First Texas Title from 2007 until 2009. He purchased the title company and law firm from Bill and Mark in 2009, and was joined as a co-owner by Chris Westbrook that year. Andy is a licensed escrow officer and has a wealth of experience in closing commercial, farm and ranch, and residential real estate closings, as well as in examining titles and resolving title problems. While in school, Andy served as a National FFA Officer, and he has a special interest in and knowledge of farm and ranch real estate issues. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Andy spending time with his wife, Karla, and his two children, or out hunting or enjoying the outdoors.

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Chris Westbrook

Chris Westbrook

Chris was born and raised in Kerrville, Texas and attended Abilene Christian University where he earned a BBA in Marketing and Management. Chris obtained his law degree from Baylor Law School in 2006 and, along with Andy McCall, is a co-owner of First Texas Title Company, LLC and Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC.  Prior to joining First Texas Title, Chris worked as an attorney with McMahon Surovik Suttle, P.C., primarily in the areas of real estate, business transactions, probate, and estate planning.  Chris is a licensed escrow officer and has extensive experience examining titles, resolving title issues, and conducting closings.  Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Mauri, and their two children.

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Grant Cunningham

Grant is a native Abilenian and a graduate of Abilene Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Texts in 2007.  After college, Grant obtained his license as a certified real estate appraiser and spent several years appraising residential property in Abilene and the surrounding areas.  Grant later enrolled in the Texas Tech University School of Law where he earned his law degree in 2012.  In August 2012, Grant joined Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC and First Texas Title Company, LLC.  Grant's law practice is primarily focused on real estate and land title matters, estate planning, probate, and business transactions.  In addition to his law practice, Grant assists First Texas Title as a licensed escrow office by closing transactions, performing title examinations, and providing additional support through the closing process.  During his time working with First Texas Title, Grant has gained significant experience in examining residential, commercial, and farm and ranch titles, as well as in resolving complex title issues.  When not in the office, Grant enjoys spending time with his wife and son, watching sports (especially the Texas Rangers), and spending time outdoors.

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William W. Bradshaw

William W. Bradshaw

Bill was born in Brownsville, Texas and attended college at Texas A&M University. He earned his J.D. at the University of Texas Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1959. Bill has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Northern, Southern, and Western U.S. District Courts of Texas. In addition to his civil law practice, Bill has served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army. In 1977 Bill established the Perry & Bradshaw title agency in Abilene, Texas which subsequently evolved into First Texas Title Company. Bill is married to Elizabeth and has four children and seven grandchildren.  Bill currently resides in Frisco, Texas and occasionally consults with the Company on title matters.

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325.794.2700

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Angela Payne

Angela Payne

Angela was born and raised in the Central Valley region of California. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1986 she took a temporary position at a title company and has been in the title business ever since. She has been a Closer for First Texas Title Company since 2006 and always strives to provide excellent customer service with attention to detail. Angela has four daughters and enjoys watching movies and television and spending time outside. She and her husband David have been married since 2000 and have lived in Abilene since 2006.

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325.794.2704

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Ashley Laird

Ashley Laird

Ashley was born and raised in Abilene and joined First Texas Title Company in 2006. Ashley is responsible for issuing title policies and also works as a paralegal. Prior to joining the Company Ashley worked in the medical field. She and her husband Bryan have been married since 2013 and they have one son, Zane.  Ashley enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

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325.794.2708

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Don Boydstun

Don Boydstun

Don has been the Courier for First Texas Title Company since 2007, when he and his wife Carolyn moved to Abilene to be closer to their grandchildren. Prior to joining the Company, Don attended Texas Tech University and worked as a loan officer for Farm Credit Systems in Tahoka and Lubbock for 32 years. Don is an avid tennis player and competes regularly in tournaments around the State.

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325.794.2700

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Julie Dorsey

Julie Dorsey

Julie joined First Texas Title Company in 1996 as the Temporary Receptionist, has served as a Closer for the Company, and currently works as the Company's Funder, where she is responsible for ensuring that transactions get funded as efficiently as possible as well as for a variety of other post-closing functions. Julie grew up in England and has lived in many places around the world with her husband, a retired member of the United States Air Force. She is the proud mother of two sons currently serving in the military and has one grandson. Julie is a member of the Abilene Women's Council of Realtors and, in her spare time, enjoys gardening and shopping.

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325.794.2706

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Mardi Grant

Mardi Grant

Mardi has been a Closer for First Texas Title Company since October of 2002. Mardi's extensive banking experience, including work in the mortgage lending and commercial lending areas, allows her to understand transactions from the lender's perspective and to anticipate and meet lender's needs. Mardi enjoys being a member of the Abilene Women's Council of Realtors, serving with her husband Rick in the music ministry at Wylie Baptist Church, and being "Bergerder" to her grandchildren.

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325.794.2703

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Tiffany Allen

Tiffany Allen

Tiffany was born in Abilene and, as a military brat, spent time living in Germany and traveling Europe before resettling here.  She graduated from McMurry University in 2005 and was an Accountant for 9 years before joining First Texas Title in 2014.  She is an Escrow Assistant and is responsible for entering new orders, processing files, and assisting the Closers with each transaction.  Tiffany is married and has 3 sons and 1 daughter.  She enjoys cooking, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends.

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325.794.2712

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Melissa Fisher

Melissa Fisher

Melissa has called West Texas home since 1992.  She is a licensed escrow officer and worked as the Title Examiner for First Texas Title for several years before becoming a Closer in January of 2015.  She has worked in various aspects of the real estate business for over 17 years, including with title companies and real estate firms in both Abilene and San Angelo.  This experience allows Melissa to see transactions from the realtor point of view and to be especially attuned to the needs of agents and their clients.  She is an active member of her church and life group and serves the community through various ministries.  Melissa enjoys spending time with her three children and husband of 18 years, Michael.

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325.794.2707

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Sally McGregor

Sally McGregor

Sally joined First Texas Title Company in 2010 and works part-time in the Company's Callahan County Office. Sally has worked in the title business since 2006 and currently assists in title examination and serves as the Callahan County contact for the Company. In addition to working with First Texas Title Company, Sally works part-time for the Callahan County Clerk's office. She is active in her community and church and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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325.794.2700

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Mary Zertuche-Flores

Mary Zertuche-Flores

Mary has been with First Texas Title as an Escrow Assistant since June 2015.  Mary's background includes 13 years of experience in the banking industry and she has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene since 2008.  Mary and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, traveling, and house flipping.

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325.794.2705

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Dorsey Jackson

Dorsey is originally from Bedford, Texas.  She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 and has been working as a paralegal since that time.  She joined First Texas Title Company in June 2016 as an Escrow Assistant.  She has two children who are involved in sports, music, and Scouts, so she can’t remember what her hobbies used to be.

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Emily Riddle

Emily was born and raised in Abilene and graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a degree in Marketing in 2013.  Prior to working for First Texas Title Emily worked for a mortgage lending company in Abilene where she learned the ins and outs of the real estate market.  Emily is currently an Escrow Assistant.  Emily and her husband enjoy spending time with friends, family,  and their dogs, as well as traveling. 

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Jessika Groban

Jessika Groban

Jessi joined First Texas Title Company, LLC in November 2016 as a Title Examiner. She was born and raised in Abilene, Texas, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing in 2009.  Jessi obtained her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2012.   She is an avid reader and animal lover who enjoys spending her time with family and her French Bulldog, Duke, and cheering on the Sooners during football season.

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Andrew K. McCall

Andy is a managing member of First Texas Title and Bradshaw, McCall & Westbrook, PLLC. He was born and raised in the northwest suburbs…read more

Chris Westbrook

Chris was born and raised in Kerrville, Texas and attended Abilene Christian University where he earned a BBA in Marketing and Management. Chris obtained…read more

Grant Cunningham

Grant is a native Abilenian and a graduate of Abilene Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Texts in 2007. …read more

William W. Bradshaw

Bill was born in Brownsville, Texas and attended college at Texas A&M University. He earned his J.D. at the University of Texas Law School…read more

Angela Payne

Angela was born and raised in the Central Valley region of California. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1986 she took a temporary…read more

Ashley Laird

Ashley was born and raised in Abilene and joined First Texas Title Company in 2006. Ashley is responsible for issuing title policies and also…read more

Don Boydstun

Don has been the Courier for First Texas Title Company since 2007, when he and his wife Carolyn moved to Abilene to be closer…read more

Julie Dorsey

Julie joined First Texas Title Company in 1996 as the Temporary Receptionist, has served as a Closer for the Company, and currently works as…read more

Mardi Grant

Mardi has been a Closer for First Texas Title Company since October of 2002. Mardi's extensive banking experience, including work in the mortgage lending…read more

Tiffany Allen

Tiffany was born in Abilene and, as a military brat, spent time living in Germany and traveling Europe before resettling here.  She graduated from…read more

Melissa Fisher

Melissa has called West Texas home since 1992.  She is a licensed escrow officer and worked as the Title Examiner for First Texas Title…read more

Sally McGregor

Sally joined First Texas Title Company in 2010 and works part-time in the Company's Callahan County Office. Sally has worked in the title business…read more

Mary Zertuche-Flores

Mary has been with First Texas Title as an Escrow Assistant since June 2015.  Mary's background includes 13 years of experience in the banking…read more

Dorsey Jackson

Dorsey is originally from Bedford, Texas.  She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 and has been working as a paralegal since that time. …read more

Emily Riddle

Emily was born and raised in Abilene and graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a degree in Marketing in 2013.  Prior to working for…read more

Jessika Groban

Jessi joined First Texas Title Company, LLC in November 2016 as a Title Examiner. She was born and raised in Abilene, Texas, and graduated…read more

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