July 31–August 6, 2022

Mergers and Acquisitions The TDB reports that Veritex Community Bank, based in Dallas, has applied to acquire StoneCastle Cash Insured Sweep LLC (interLINK platform), based in New York, New York. Branches The OCC reports that U.S. Bank NA, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has established a branch at 15110 N. Dallas Pkwy. in Dallas. The OCC … Read more

July 24–30, 2022

Conversions The TDB reports that The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth, based in Fort Worth, has converted to a state banking association under the new name NBT Financial Bank. Branches The OCC reports that it has approved an application by JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, based in Columbus, Ohio, to establish a branch at … Read more

July 17–23, 2022

Branches The OCC reports that Bank of America NA, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has applied to establish a branch at 1895 University Dr. in Frisco. The OCC reports that it has approved an application by First National Bank Albany/Breckenridge, based in Albany, to establish a branch at 2307 E. Hubbard in Mineral Wells. The … Read more

Miller Promoted to President of Commercial and Corporate Banking at FirstBank Southwest

Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest recently announced the promotion of Will Miller to president of commercial and corporate banking. He has worked for FirstBank Southwest for 27 years and has served as the Amarillo market president and chief lending officer for the past eight years. In his new position, he will supervise the market presidents in each … Read more

TransPecos Financial Corp. to Acquire Citizens State Bank of Luling

San Antonio-based TransPecos Financial Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Luling Bancshares Inc., which includes its subsidiary Citizens State Bank of Luling, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. TransPecos Financial Corp. is the holding company of TransPecos Banks SSB, which operates in Pecos, Alpine and Marathon. TransPecos Banks reports … Read more

Wallis Bank’s Dakri Family Donates $4 Million to Support University of Houston’s Center for Economic Inclusion

The Dakri family, which includes the leadership of Wallis-based Wallis Bank, has pledged $4 million to support the University of Houston’s new Center for Economic Inclusion (CEI) in the C.T. Bauer College of Business. Launched in May, the CEI’s programs build on Bauer’s award-winning SURE program (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship), which trains students in … Read more

Independent Financial Expands Austin Lending Team to Meet Growing Demand

McKinney-based Independent Financial is expanding its Austin market lending team at both its downtown and West Lake Hills locations to help meet growing demand. Scott Daniels has been promoted to senior vice president and will assist commercial loan customers, evaluate real estate and service credit loans. Rick Lindley also represents Independent Financial and both Laurie … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust Promotes Brown to Austin Area Chairman and Executive Officer

Travis Brown has been promoted to Austin area chairman/executive officer for Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust. A third-generation Austinite, he has more than 17 years of commercial banking experience in Central Texas, working with a variety of businesses, investors and industries. Brown earned his BBA degree with honors from St. Edwards University in Austin … Read more

Community Bankers to Gather in Fort Worth (Finally) for 48th Annual Convention

Members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas finally get a chance to gather in Fort Worth for its 48th Annual IBAT Convention, September 24–27 at the Omni Fort Worth. Texas’ premier organization of community bankers was scheduled to convene in Fort Worth in 2020, but the pandemic put the skids on that and the … Read more

Greer Joins FirstBank & Trust as Vice President of Commercial Lending

David Green, senior vice president of commercial lending at Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Josh Greer as vice president of commercial lending. Greer will office at the Abilene banking center located at 3910 S. Treadaway Blvd. Throughout his 20-year career, he honed his skills in customer service and relationship management. He … Read more