VeraBank Awards 2024 Scholarships to Area High School Students

Henderson-based VeraBank recently awarded five $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school students whose parents are employed at the bank. The recipients of the 2024 scholarships are: Dawson Zarazinski, Mt. Enterprise High School Elena Bryan, Harker Heights High School Kylie Fails, Bullard High School Aspen Woodall, Sabine High School (Louisiana Tech University) Megan Moores, Henderson High … Read more

FirstBank Southwest School Spirit Card Program Gives Back Nearly $57,000 to Area Schools

Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest has been donating to area schools through its School Spirit Card program since 2019. In 2024, 20 schools in the Texas Panhandle accessed the program to create, market and distribute customized debit cards with the school logo and mascot. The customized cards allow users to show off their school pride and give … Read more

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Offering Free Financial Literacy Program

Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas is bringing financial literacy education to more than 3,720 students and residents in several Texas counties. Students at 11 public schools and the surrounding communities are being provided free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance using … Read more

Ennis State Bank Opens 2024 Scholarship Opportunity to Area’s High School Seniors

Ennis State Bank has opened its 2024 scholarship application program to graduating high school seniors in the Ennis Independent School District. The bank is offering a $20,000 business scholarship and a $2,500 community scholarship with March 22 set as the application deadline. Ennis State Bank’s scholarship program has been helping young adults attend college for … Read more

Peoples Bank Honors Customers with Giving Tuesday Donations to 15 Nonprofit Organizations

On November 28, Lubbock-based Peoples Bank participated in Giving Tuesday by presenting donations to several local nonprofit organizations. Larry Allen, chairman and CEO, announced the bank’s participation in the national event. Giving Tuesday was established in 2012 to create a movement that harnessed the power of social media and technology to promote charitable giving. Held … Read more

VeraBank Awards Scholarships to Five High School Seniors

Henderson-based VeraBank has awarded five $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school students whose parents are employed at the bank. The recipients of the 2023 scholarships are: Grant Ashby, Lufkin High School, Lufkin; Ryland Carlile, Florence High School, Florence; Tiyah Courville, Cayuga High School, Cayuga; Riley Lux, Sabine High School, Gladewater; and Aspen Woodall, Sabine High … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Foundation Announces First Annual Honors Awards Grant Recipients

On May 9, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, announced the recipients of its first annual Honors Awards program. Awarded through the Texas Capital Bank Foundation, which the firm launched in 2022 to expand and elevate its philanthropic giving, the program includes three grants of $50,000 each that correspond … Read more

Community National Bank and West Texas National Bank Join Forces to Promote Midland Housing Project

On March 28, two West Texas community banks came together to support a mission that will improve the lives of teachers, first responders and the Midland Memorial Medical staff by providing affordable housing opportunities in Midland. Midland-based Community National Bank and West Texas National Bank, both known for their philanthropic efforts in the Permian Basin, … Read more

Burleson Named President of Tarrant County Bankers Association

Josh Burleson

Josh Burleson, director of commercial banking at Arlington-based Susser Bank, has been named president of the Tarrant County Bankers Association (TCBA). The organization fosters the leadership skills of bankers in the region and develops programs to build awareness of the Texas banking industry. TCBA also provides opportunities for members to get to know one another … Read more

Former Texas Capital Bank Executive Hall Named Austin Chamber of Commerce Interim CEO

On December 1, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced that Kerry Hall will serve as interim president and CEO beginning on January 3, 2023. She is taking over for Laura Huffman, who is leaving the organization on December 31, 2022. Hall has more than 35 years of experience in banking in Austin and recently … Read more