Community Bankers Prep Return to In-Person IBAT 2021 Convention this September in Austin


Hot off the success of this summer’s in-person Connecting Leaders Conference in Grapevine, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas is eager to continue its post-Zoom live-and-in-person gatherings with the organization’s annual IBAT Convention, September 18–21 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin. The newly renovated 4,000-acre resort in the Texas Hill Country will host … Read more

Independent Bankers Association of Texas Honors 2020 Five*Star Award Winners

On September 8, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) announced the three winners of its coveted Five*Star Award: Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP (tier 1); CalTech (tier 2); and Fitech Payments (tier 3). Since 2002, IBAT’s Five*Star Award has recognized associate members that routinely provide excellent service and innovative solutions to help community … Read more

Louise Bancshares to Acquire Dilley State Bank

Louise-based Louise Bancshares Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The First State Bank, and Dilley-based Dilley State Bank announced on September 1 that they have entered into an agreement whereby Louise Bancshares Inc. would acquire Dilley State Bank. Upon closing of the transaction, expected in the fourth quarter of 2020, Dilley State Bank will become … Read more