SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation Congratulates Class of 2023

On June 9, for the first time in its history, the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) held its commencement at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The banking industry executives, representing more than 70 financial institutions and regulatory agencies, were members of the 64th class … 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

Community Bankers Invited to Develop Leadership Skills at Upcoming IBAT EDGE

The Education Foundation of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is gearing up for the debut of IBAT EDGE, a new program that offers two-and-a-half days of education, renowned industry keynote speakers and leadership development training focused on community banks in Texas. The goal is to Educate, Develop, Guide and Empower (EDGE) community bank … 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

Texas Capital Bank Partners with Texas Women’s Foundation and Dallas Fed to Host Forum on Economic Issues for Texas Women

On November 10, the Texas Women’s Foundation, in partnership with Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, presented a forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to address the challenges women are facing in the aftermath of the pandemic. The group focused on a recent study published by the foundation, Economic Issues for Women in Texas 2022. … Read more

Wallis Bank’s Dakri Family Donates $4 Million to Support University of Houston’s Center for Economic Inclusion

The Dakri family, which includes the leadership of Wallis-based Wallis Bank, has pledged $4 million to support the University of Houston’s new Center for Economic Inclusion (CEI) in the C.T. Bauer College of Business. Launched in May, the CEI’s programs build on Bauer’s award-winning SURE program (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship), which trains students in … Read more

Bank of San Antonio and Texas A&M University–San Antonio Partner to Offer Business Training Free of Charge

With the goal of impacting San Antonio’s Southside business community with real-world education and practices, The Bank of San Antonio has announced a partnership with Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M-SA) to launch the STRIDE Entrepreneurship Leadership program. The hands-on business training is free of charge. STRIDE stands for the six key pillars of a founder’s … Read more

American Momentum Bank Volunteers with Junior Achievement in Midland

Employees of College Station-based American Momentum Bank volunteered their time this spring to support the Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin’s JA Economics for Success program. Ten bank employees volunteered at Midland’s Franks Elementary School in March, where they worked with sixth-grade students to teach practical information about personal finance. “We believe that financial education … Read more

Independent Financial Returns as an Official Sponsor for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson

The AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Tournament returned to the city of McKinney May 9–15 with McKinney-based Independent Financial once again serving as the official bank sponsor of the PGA Tour event. As the official bank sponsor, Independent Financial is one of five companies designated as “Premier Partners” of the AT&T Byron Nelson. For the second year, … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Partners with Huston-Tillotson University to Provide Commercial Lending Certificate Program

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, in coordination with the American Bankers Association (ABA), has expanded its Commercial Lending Certificate Program to Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. Texas Capital Bank and ABA launched the program for historically Black colleges and universities in 2021 at Texas A&M University–Prairie View. As an … Read more