First United Bank to Acquire First Bank and Trust of Childress

On June 28, the board of directors of Plains Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Dimmitt-based First United Bank, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement with Childress Bancshares Inc., the parent company of First Bank and Trust of Childress, whereby First United Bank will acquire First Bank and Trust. Following the … Read more

First United Bank Seeks to Break World Record Through United Acts of Kindness Day

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day in the U.S. Founded in 1995 in Denver, Colorado, by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, the day celebrates and encourages random acts of kindness across the nation. This year, Dallas-based First United Bank is seeking to break a world record by completing 50,000 acts of kindness in a … Read more

First United Bank Announces 2021 Promotions

Lubbock-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank and Spirit Mortgage, recently announced the following promotions: Julie Parsons, vice president. She has been with the bank since 2018 and has 23 years of mortgage industry experience. Parsons offices in the bank’s Amarillo Colonies banking center, where she is a mortgage loan officer. She … Read more

Texas Panhandle Boasts Numerous ‘Best Banks to Work For’ in 2020

American Banker, along with Best Companies Group, recently cited 85 financial institutions across the U.S. as inductees on its 2020 “Best Banks to Work For” list. The recognition honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. It’s no surprise that a number of Texas-based community banks are included on the list. What’s interesting, though, is the … Read more

Texas Community Banks Honored with Best of Community Banking Awards

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored 17 Texas community banks with Best of Community Banking Awards. This year marks the 29th annual celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of IBAT member banks and the critical role they play in communities across Texas. “Community banks do so much for their customers, neighbors and employees, … Read more

First United Bank Welcomes Rogers as Lubbock Market President

Monty Rogers

Dimmit-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank, recently hired Monty Rogers to serve as Lubbock market president. He will office at the Lubbock Northwest Banking Center. Rogers comes to First United Bank with 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. Rogers is a 1993 graduate of Texas Tech University … Read more