September 5–11, 2021

Home Office Relocations The TDB reports that it has approved an application by State Bank of Texas to locate its home office from 11950 Webb Chapel Rd. in Dallas to 5101 N. O’Connor Blvd. in Irving. Branches The OCC reports that Austin Bank NA, based in Jacksonville, has established a branch at 26400 Kuykendahl Rd., Ste. … Read more

August 29–September 4, 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions The TDB reports that it has approved an application by Capital Bank of Texas, based in Carrizo Springs, to merge with BAT Investments Inc., based in Austin. The TDB reports that First United Bank, based in Dimmitt, has merged with First Bank and Trust of Childress, based in Childress. The TDB reports … Read more

Arkansas-based Home BancShares Enters Texas with Acquisition of Happy Bancshares

On September 15, Conway, Arkansas-based Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB), the parent company of Centennial Bank, and Amarillo-based Happy Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Happy State Bank, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Home BancShares will acquire Happy Bancshares in an all-stock merger, with Home BancShares as … Read more

Kidd Named President of the National Bank of Andrews

Ricky Kidd has been named president of the National Bank of Andrews, as announced in August by CEO Russell Shannon. Kidd has more than 37 years of banking and commercial lending experience in Andrews and the surrounding region. He joined the National Bank of Andrews in 1983 and was promoted to assistant vice president of … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announce 2021 Cornerstone and LiFE Award Winners

In August, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, announced the eight recipients of its 2021 Cornerstone Award and Leader in Financial Education (LiFE) Award. Each of the banks selected has demonstrated excellence in community involvement or promoted financial education in its communities. The banks selected were celebrated at the … Read more

Origin Bank Hires Parra as Director of Business Development in Houston

Fernando D. Parra has joined the Houston banking team of Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank to serve as director of business development. He will assist in the bank’s growth and development in Houston as well as other markets. Parra brings more than 40 years of banking experience to his new role, having previously been involved in … Read more

Keith Joins Independent Financial as Head of Middle-Market Banking for North Texas

McKinney-based Independent Financial has named Michael Keith head of middle-market banking for North Texas. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and corporate banking and comes to Independent Financial from another institution at which he served as managing director of franchise corporate banking over the Southwestern U.S. During his career, Keith has served … Read more

Dallas’ Texas Capital Bank NA Converts to a State-Chartered Bank

On September 15, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced that Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank NA has completed its conversion to a Texas state-chartered bank from a national banking association. The bank opened under its new charter as Texas Capital Bank on September 15. Texas Capital Bank was originally chartered as a national bank in … Read more

Security National Bank Realigns Executive Leadership Roles

Omaha, Nebraska-based Security National Bank, which operates in Dallas, has realigned executive leadership roles to ensure the bank remains family-owned and positioned for future growth. James “Jim” E. Landen retains his role as executive chairman, while Clarence “C.L.” L. Landen III has been named chief executive officer. Tim Sullivan joins the bank as president. “Security … Read more

Simmons Bank Promotes Nay to Texas Metro Division President

Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons Bank has promoted commercial banking veteran Marty Nay to executive vice president and Texas metro division president. Having served as the bank’s Kansas City market president for the past five years, Nay will take over the responsibilities of leading Simmons Bank operations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. He will oversee … Read more