Arkansas-based Encore Bank Hires Jenkins and Johnson to Help Lead Expansion Into North Texas

In mid-September, Little Rock, Arkansas-based Encore Bank announced its expansion into Arlington and has named Rick Jenkins executive vice president/Arlington market president. In addition, the bank is expanding into Collin County and has named Jenny Johnson senior vice president/Collin County market manager. Jenkins is a 19-year banking veteran with expertise in commercial lending, business development … Read more

Texas Regional Bank to Open New Location in Houston

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank recently announced an expansion into the Houston market with a banking center located at 9821 Katy Fwy., Ste. 101. Longtime Houston bankers Gregg Booth and Lewis Gissel will be responsible for growing and developing opportunities and and the bank’s presence in the Bayou City. The two worked together previously at Texas … Read more

Arkansas-based Home BancShares Enters Texas with Acquisition of Happy Bancshares

On September 15, Conway, Arkansas-based Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB), the parent company of Centennial Bank, and Amarillo-based Happy Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Happy State Bank, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Home BancShares will acquire Happy Bancshares in an all-stock merger, with Home BancShares as … Read more

Frost Bank Appoints Geddes San Antonio Region President

San Antonio-based Frost Bank announced on August 9 the appointment of a new San Antonio region president to succeed Marvin Rickabaugh, who will retire at the end of this year. Dan Geddes, the sales manager in Frost Bank’s Houston region commercial real estate group, has been appointed the new region president and will work with … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Hutto

On July 29, Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank announced the expansion of its footprint into the Hutto market with the opening of a loan production office in the Highlights of Hutto Plaza. The new office at 531 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Suite 110, will be led by Sean Garcia, vice president/loan officer. He is a seasoned banker with … Read more

Frontier Bank Announces Expansion Into Round Rock

With the announcement of a new full-service location in Round Rock, Elgin-based Frontier Bank of Texas continues to grow its footprint and strengthen the bank’s position in Williamson County. The planned expansion will include the renovation of an existing property on O’Connor Dr. When completed, the Round Rock facility will feature a customer lobby, drive-up … Read more

Frost Bank Completes 25-Branch Houston Expansion with Opening of Cypress Crossing Financial Center

On June 21, San Antonio-based Frost Bank opened its Cypress Crossing financial center, the last of 25 new branches opened since the company announced a regional expansion plan in 2018. Frost Bank operates 154 financial centers across Texas, including 53 in the Houston region. While the current expansion program may be complete, the bank is … Read more

First Foundation Inc. to Acquire Florida-based TGR Financial and its Subsidiary, First Florida Integrity Bank

On June 3, Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, and Naples, Florida-based TGR Financial Inc., the holding company of First Florida Integrity Bank, jointly announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which TGR Financial will merge into First Foundation in an … Read more

First Foundation Bank Promotes Berry to Director of Commercial Banking

On April 8, Irvine, California-based First Foundation Bank announced the promotion of Michael Berry to senior vice president/director of commercial banking. He will lead the commercial banking production team as well as manage the corporate banking, commercial banking, small business and public finance teams. First Foundation Bank’s holding company, First Foundation Inc., recently relocated its … Read more