Texas Bankers Association Elects 2023–24 Officers and Board

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) recently announced the elected officers and directors for the 2023–24 board. The officers elected are Chair David W. Osborn, WestStar Bank in El Paso; Vice Chair Jan Mills, First National Bank of Winnsboro; and Treasurer Ron Butler, First Financial Bank in Abilene. The officers’ terms run from June 1, 2023, … Read more

Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Community Bankers Curlee and Neill to School Land Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brad Curlee and reappointed Michael A. Neill to the School Land Board for terms set to expire on August 29, 2023. The board manages the acquisition, sale and mineral leasing of the lands that comprise the Permanent School Fund, which contributes billions of dollars each year to public education … 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

North Texas’ Harmony Bank and Texas Brand Bank to Merge

On September 8, Kemp-based Harmony Bank NA and Dallas-based Texas Brand Bank announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in which Harmony Bank will merge with and into Texas Brand Bank. The merger agreement, announced by former Texas State Senator John J. Carona, chairman of Harmony Bank, and Edward B. Tomlinson II, chairman of … Read more

Independent Bankers Association of Texas Announces 2022 Best of Community Banking Award Recipients

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)—the largest state community banking association in the nation—has announced this year’s recipients of the organization’s Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Awards. The winners in the top categories will be honored on September 26 during the association’s 48th Annual Convention in Fort Worth. IBAT has celebrated the outstanding accomplishments … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2022 Emerging Leader Honorees

On May 18, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced the seven recipients of its 2022 Emerging Leader Awards. Each of the bankers selected was chosen by a TBA member banking institution president, CEO or chairman of the board and recognized for his or her outstanding qualities. “We are … Read more

Texas Bankers Association Elects 2022–23 Board of Directors

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) has announced its board of directors for the 2022–23 fiscal year. Leading the board will be Chairman A. Ford Sasser III with Rio Bank in McAllen; Vice Chair David W. Osborn with WestStar Bank in El Paso; and Treasurer Jan Mills with First National Bank of Winnsboro. The officers’ terms … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2021 50-Year Banker Honorees

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, has announced the 17 recipients of the 2022 50-Year Banker Awards. Each of the bankers selected is recognized for his/her exemplary and long-standing service to the banking industry. Launched in 1989 by the Texas Bankers Association, the 50-Year Banker Awards honor the men … Read more

First National Bank in Kemp to Acquire First State Bank in Rice

In January, FNBK Holdings Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, First National Bank of Kemp, and Rice-based First State Bank announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby FNBK Holdings Inc. would acquire First State Bank. Upon closing of the transaction, expected in the second quarter of 2022, First State Bank will be merged … Read more

Two Texas Community Banks Included in Independent Banker’s ‘Best Community Banks to Work For’ in 2021

Independent Banker magazine published its list of the 2021 “Best Community Banks to Work For” in its December issue. Five community banks across the U.S. made the list, each according to the bank’s asset size, and two of the five are headquartered in Texas: Corsicana-based Community Bank & Trust of Texas and Gainesville-based First State … Read more