City Bank Welcomes Gatlin as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender in El Paso

Lubbock-based City Bank has announced the hiring of Liz Gatlin to serve as senior vice president/commercial lender. She joins the City Bank team with more than 16 years of experience in community banking. Her expertise in lending and involvement in the El Paso community has helped her succeed at every level of banking. A graduate … Read more

City Bank of Lubbock’s Edwards Celebrates 75 Years in Banking

On November 6, Lubbock-based City Bank celebrated Clara Edwards’ 75 years in banking. She began her career in 1948 at the First State Bank of Monahans. Since then, she has served in many capacities and is currently the smiling face that greets customers as they enter the Monahans branch. Edwards is also active in the … Read more

Texas Banks Touted in Forbes’ List of the ‘Best Banks in the World 2023’

Forbes has released its fifth annual list of the “World’s Best Banks,” with numerous banks headquartered and/or doing business in Texas making the cut. Of the 75 banks based in the U.S., at least 16 of them operate in the Lone Star State. San Antonio-based USAA Federal Savings Bank topped the list of U.S.-based banks. … Read more

Dominion Bank’s Charles Angel Passes Away

Charles Allen Angel Jr., 87, passed away on October 23 at his home in Dallas. A lifelong banker, he served in executive positions at numerous Texas banks for decades. He will always be remembered as the original Charlie Angel as he often reminded folks that he was here before there was a Charlie’s Angels TV … Read more

Fifty-six Bankers Complete 2022 Texas Tech School of Banking Program

The Texas Tech School of Banking recently completed its 2022 session. Banking professionals from across Texas and three other states convened at Rawls College of Business on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the program. Established in 1973, the school offers a blend of traditional academic coursework and interactive lecture sessions hosted … Read more

City Bank Welcomes Avila to El Paso Commercial Lending Team as Senior Vice President

Armando R. Avila has joined Lubbock-based City Bank as a senior vice president on the commercial lending team in El Paso. He comes to the job with more than 20 years of experience in community banking. His expertise in commercial lending involves work in real estate, construction and industrial. Avila graduated from the University of … Read more

Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Announces 2022 Graduates

The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas held its 2022 commencement on June 9 for the 62nd class. SWGSB Foundation trustee Brad Cheves, vice president for development and external affairs at SMU, gave the commencement address on executive education’s role in leadership development. John Hope Bryant, renowned entrepreneur, … Read more