Community Banking

A light in the dark

12/1/2020
With the challenges and change that 2020 threw at the banking industry, one thing we can say about the year is that it gave Texas bankers the opportunity to shine.

Woodforest National Bank continues branch expansion

12/1/2020
Woodforest National Bank currently operates over 750 branches in 17 states across the United States.

Community Banker Spotlight: Lizzie Wiliams

12/1/2020
Community Banker Spotlight featuring Lizzie Williams, Community Development Director/VP at Amarillo National Bank

First Financial named one of America’s best banks

12/1/2020
First Financial Bankshares’ wholly owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., has been named to Newsweek’s inaugural listing of America’s Best Banks-2021.

Happy State Bank acquires First Bank of Muleshoe

12/1/2020
J. Pat Hickman, chairman of Happy State Bank, and Tommy Gunstream, chairman of Muleshoe Bancshares Inc., announced that Happy State Bank is acquiring through a series of mergers Muleshoe Bancshares and its subsidiary, First Bank of Muleshoe.

TBA establishes ATM Smash and Grab Task Force

12/1/2020
The ATM smash and grab crime is particularly active in Texas, where a heat map put together by TBA staff revealed at least 139 incidents in our state, primarily in the eastern, central and northern areas of the state.

Community Banker Spotlight: J. Tanner Moore

11/1/2020
Community Banker Spotlight featuring J. Tanner Moore, EVP, Commercial Lending at Alliance Bank Central Texas

Give the gift that keeps on giving

11/1/2020
Each fall, the Texas Bankers Foundation holds an annual fundraising campaign, reaching out to TBA members to request your philanthropic support for Texas banks, their employees and the com-munities they serve.

The future starts here

11/1/2020
The task at hand is to help TBA community bank members get ahead of change, to provide resources and tools to effectively adapt and to enhance the ability of our community banks to compete.

God bless the Texas banker

11/1/2020
You will also find no better witness to the nobility of character than Texas community bankers during this challenging year — from working tirelessly to save jobs and small businesses to contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed neighbors

Juanita Dominguez retires from Pecos County State Bank

10/1/2020
Juanita Dominguez is retiring from Pecos County State Bank after 43 years of service. She began her tenure at the bank on Aug. 8, 1977 as a secretary.

Louise Bancshares to acquire Dilley State Bank

10/1/2020
Louise Bancshares Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The First State Bank, Louise, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Dilley State Bank.

Who is out to compromise your vote?

10/1/2020
With Cybersecurity Month upon us and the Nov. 3 elections just days away, our thoughts turn to the implications of possible cyber-sourced election disruption.

Hondo National and Community National announce merger

10/1/2020
Texas Heritage Bancshares Inc. and Medina Community Bancshares Inc. jointly announced the definitive agreement to combine the two holding companies into Texas Heritage Bancshares.

Southside Bank opens new branch at The Domain in Austin

10/1/2020
Southside Bank's new space is a relocation of the it’s branch on North Mopac Expressway, which closed Aug. 28.

Community Banker Spotlight: Jeri Ann Penny

10/1/2020
Community Banker Spotlight featuring Jeri Ann Penny, Senior Vice President and CFO at Citizens State Bank, Buffalo.

GOVT: What does it mean and why is it everywhere these days?

10/1/2020
For the first time this election cycle, TBA has adopted a political plan to amplify not only our political giving, but also our grassroots activity.

David Kelton Monk celebrates 50 years in banking

10/1/2020
David Kelton Monk, regional president of the Northeast Texas region for Spirit of Texas Bank, is celebrating 50 years in banking.

IBC Bank mourns passing of Fred Rusteberg

9/1/2020
IBC Bank is mourning the loss of Fred W. Rusteberg — banking veteran, community leader and founding president and CEO of IBC Bank-Brownsville — who passed away July 19.

Broadway Bank announces retirement

9/1/2020
Broadway Bank recently announced the July 15 retirement of Jeannette Flores Westbrook, longtime senior vice president and community reinvestment manager.