Texas Regional Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Forney

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has opened a loan production office in Forney. This follows the bank’s acquisition of AccessBank in 2021, which added five offices to its network. In addition to Forney, the bank has plans to open several banking centers in the East Dallas region within the next 12 to 18 months. The Forney … Read more

First State Bank Breaks Ground on Banking Center in Forney

On August 7, Athens-based First State Bank broke ground on a new full-service banking center in Forney. Construction of the 4,278-square-foot facility is targeted for completion by the end of the year. Bank executives, along with general contractors with the SLI Group Inc., a fully integrated commercial design firm specializing in financial institutions, were on … Read more

First State Bank Welcomes Laird and King as Senior Vice Presidents in Lending

Athens-based First State Bank has announced the hiring of two bankers to serve as senior vice presidents in lending: Blake Laird and J.D. King. With 15 years of experience in Texas community banking, Laird previously served as vice president and relationship manager at Austin Bank in Tyler. He holds a BS degree in economics from Texas … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Announces Promotions at Numerous Locations

A number of promotions were announced at Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust’s employee awards dinner held on March 21 in Longview. Allison Benton has been promoted to vice president and enterprise project manager. She joined the bank’s accounting department in 2007 and later transferred to the trust department as a retirement plan analyst, and then … Read more

Carter Named Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Texas Bank and Trust

Lee Carter has been promoted to assistant vice president and portfolio manager in Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust’s Forney branch. He served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division from 2009 to 2012, and began his banking career at the conclusion of his enlistment. Carter joined Texas Bank and Trust in 2015 and … Read more