Texas First Bank to Open New Branch in Beaumont in January

Texas City-based Texas First Bank has announced plans to open a new full-service banking center in Beaumont in January 2022. The location—at 6363 Phelan Blvd., just east of Dowlen Rd.—will be the 27th banking center in the family-owned and operated Texas First Bank network. The Beaumont team will include Michelle Bowen, banking center manager (transferring … Read more

In Memoriam: Texas Commerce Bank’s Jerry Charles Hughes

Longtime Texas banker Jerry Charles Hughes passed away on December 8. He was 87. In his early 20s, he joined Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust Co. and converted its accounting system to digital. That launched a career in banking, which lasted until his retirement. In 1970, Hughes accepted a position with American National Bank in Beaumont … Read more

CommunityBank of Texas Strengthens Organization’s Future with Promotions of Bezdek, Davis, Sirkel, Walsh and Syrinek

Beaumont-based CommunityBank of Texas NA recently announced five leadership promotions within its commercial lending team: Chris Bezdek, Phil Davis, Jason Sirkel, Dennis Walsh and Jason Syrinek. Bezdek, Davis, Sirkel and Walsh—all regional CEOs—are transitioning into a newly created position as senior regional CEOs. Syrinek, market CEO, takes on the role as regional CEO. Chris Bezdek takes … Read more