Community Bankers Prep Return to In-Person IBAT 2021 Convention this September in Austin

Hot off the success of this summer’s in-person Connecting Leaders Conference in Grapevine, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas is eager to continue its post-Zoom live-and-in-person gatherings with the organization’s annual IBAT Convention, September 18–21 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin. The newly renovated 4,000-acre resort in the Texas Hill Country will host … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Hutto

On July 29, Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank announced the expansion of its footprint into the Hutto market with the opening of a loan production office in the Highlights of Hutto Plaza. The new office at 531 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Suite 110, will be led by Sean Garcia, vice president/loan officer. He is a seasoned banker with … Read more

Independent Banker Ranks 2021 Top Community Bank Lenders

In July, Independent Banker, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), released its “2021 Top Lenders” list. “Our top lenders made the most of one of the toughest years in recent memory through personal connection, ingenuity and dedication to their communities,” ICBA notes in a recent press release. The survey ranks the … Read more

Deluxe Reality Series, Small Business Revolution, Nominated for an Emmy

Minnesota-based Deluxe, a payments and business technology company that serves many community banks in Texas, has received an Emmy nomination for its reality series Small Business Revolution. The program focuses on Deluxe’s small-business expertise to boost struggling small businesses, giving them the tools and solutions to survive and grow. The nomination from the National Academy … Read more

Frontier Bank Announces Expansion Into Round Rock

With the announcement of a new full-service location in Round Rock, Elgin-based Frontier Bank of Texas continues to grow its footprint and strengthen the bank’s position in Williamson County. The planned expansion will include the renovation of an existing property on O’Connor Dr. When completed, the Round Rock facility will feature a customer lobby, drive-up … Read more

Industry Experts to Speak at 152nd Assembly for Bank Directors in Vail This September

The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation will convene its 152nd Assembly for Bank Directors at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek/Vail, Colorado, September 23–26, 2021. Bank directors and their spouses from across the U.S. will participate in a program that includes strategic planning maven David Kemp, accounting ace … Read more

Lamar National Bank Opens Second Location in Northlake

Greg Wilson, president and CEO of Paris-based Lamar National Bank, recently announced that Terry King, Tarrant County market president, has opened a second location in Northlake. King has served as a business owner and banker in Tarrant County for more than 15 years, four of those years as vice president and market president. During his … Read more

First United Bank to Acquire First Bank and Trust of Childress

On June 28, the board of directors of Plains Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Dimmitt-based First United Bank, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement with Childress Bancshares Inc., the parent company of First Bank and Trust of Childress, whereby First United Bank will acquire First Bank and Trust. Following the … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Designs Prototype Branch in North Dallas

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has upgraded its North Dallas location at 18111 Preston Rd. “to deliver a more customer-centric experience with a holistic and intuitive footprint from the outside-in,” according to a recent press release, adding that the redesign “provides a better opportunity to connect with clients within a modern branded environment.” PlainsCapital Bank hired the … Read more

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Unveils Renovation Project at Dallas Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters

Dallas-based North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. has broken ground on a 31,000-square-foot renovation project at its corporate headquarters and Dallas banking center, located at 12900 Preston Road. The project broke ground in May and is slated for completion in December 2021. The banking center will remain open by appointment only throughout the renovation period. … Read more