Central Bank Marks 65 Years of Service to the Bayou City

What began in the 1950s as rumblings of a new bank in Houston’s Montrose district grew into an institution with true staying power. This year, that institution has reason to celebrate. Central Bank, Houston’s longest-serving independent bank, is marking its milestone 65th anniversary. L.E. Cowling, owner of Southern States Life Insurance, set the wheels in … Read more

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Celebrates Grand Opening of Waxahachie Branch

Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas celebrated the addition of a full-service branch in Waxahachie with a grand opening event on May 11. The event commenced with a double ribbon cutting provided by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and Red Oak Chamber of Commerce, both of which the bank holds membership. “The bank … Read more

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Celebrates 60 Years in Business

In 1961, North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. opened its doors to customers at the corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane in Dallas with $2 million in total assets, three officers and seven employees. Today, the bank is celebrating 60 years in business with $1.5 billion in total assets, more than 160 employees and … Read more

First United Bank Seeks to Break World Record Through United Acts of Kindness Day

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day in the U.S. Founded in 1995 in Denver, Colorado, by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, the day celebrates and encourages random acts of kindness across the nation. This year, Dallas-based First United Bank is seeking to break a world record by completing 50,000 acts of kindness in a … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Celebrates a Century of Service

Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year in grand style. On January 26, the bank invited customers, members of local chambers of commerce and other members of the five communities in which it operates to help mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, recollections and revelry. During the celebration at the bank’s … Read more

SouthStar Bank Celebrates a Century of Service

SouthStar Bank celebrated a century in business on October 21 in Moulton, featuring live music and barbecue. “Starting from humble beginnings as The Farmers and Merchants Bank, we have grown not only in numbers, but also in talent, services and communities,” says David R. Kapavik, president and CEO. “SouthStar Bank has remained true to its … Read more

IBAT Kicks Off Fall Lineup of unCONVENTIONal Events

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) planned its 2020 Annual Convention for September 26–29 in Fort Worth. Then came COVID and plans changed. Now, instead of gathering in Fort Worth, the show is being held virtually. Instead of a week in September, the event is now spread out through the end of the year. … Read more

Southside Bancshares Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell

Tyler-based Southside Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Southside Bank, rang the Nasdaq opening bell on Monday, September 28, in celebration of the bank’s 60th anniversary. Lee R. Gibson, president and CEO, presided over the virtual event and was joined by members of the company’s leadership team. Click here to view Southside Bancshares’ Nasdaq opening … Read more

Woodforest National Bank Celebrates 40 Years with Opening of Two New Locations in Alabama

The Woodlands-based Woodforest National Bank opened two new locations in Alabama on August 28. The new branches—located in Foley and Birmingham—offer a range of banking services for consumer and business customers. “We are always happy to invest in our communities and appreciate that our customers continue to support us by making Woodforest their bank of … Read more

Ware Celebrates 50 Years at Amarillo National Bank

Richard Ware II, chairman of Amarillo National Bank, celebrated his 50th year at the family-owned bank in July. Representing the fourth generation of Ware family leadership, Ware helped transform Amarillo Bank into the largest 100-percent family-owned bank in the nation and a dominant business in the Texas Panhandle and beyond. Richard Ware became president of … Read more