Amegy Bank to Relocate Central Texas Headquarters to Downtown San Antonio High-Rise

Houston-based Amegy Bank is relocating its Central Texas headquarters to a downtown San Antonio high-rise—300 Convent—and adding a banking center to the building’s ground floor. With scenic views from the 21st and 22nd floors, spanning more than 40,000 square feet, the new downtown hub will accommodate a combined 100 offices and workstations, a conference center … Read more

Amegy Bank Promotes Munguia to Dallas/Fort Worth Region President and CEO

Houston-based Amegy Bank recently announced that Dallas native Carlos Munguia has been promoted from Dallas region president to president and CEO of Amegy Bank–Dallas/Fort Worth. In his expanded role, he will lead the bank’s strategic expansion, business development and brand awareness efforts across the metroplex. “In arguably the most diversified economic city in the U.S., … Read more

Oklahoma-based MidFirst Bank to Acquire Houston Banking Locations of Amerant Bank

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based MidFirst Bank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Houston branches of Coral Gables, Florida-based Amerant Bank. Upon closing expected later this year, MidFirst Bank will add six Amerant Bank locations to the company’s footprint and gain Amerant Bank’s Houston client relationships totaling approximately $576 million in deposits and $529 … Read more

Texas Banks Rank in Forbes’ List of ‘America’s Best Banks 2024’

Forbes has released its 15th annual list of “America’s Best Banks,” with numerous companies headquartered in Texas making the cut. Of the 100 banks on the list, eight are based in the Lone Star State. Here are the Texas-based 2024 “America’s Best Banks” (the numbers indicate the bank’s ranking on Forbes’ list of U.S. banks: … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Strengthens Trust and Wealth Management Division with Four Strategic Hires

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has announced four strategic hires to strengthen its trust and wealth management division. The team will operate from the bank’s Houston region. Joshua Flores has joined Texas Regional Bank as chief fiduciary officer. With a decade of experience in trust and estate litigation, he brings a wealth of expertise in fiduciary … Read more

Amegy Bankers Unite for 34th Annual United Way Giving Campaign with a Nod to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour  

United Way of Greater Houston is banking on some 750 Amegy Bank employees for its 34th annual United Way Giving campaign, which the bank is calling “Amegy Bank Through the Years: The Eras Tour.” Themed around Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, Houston-based Amegy bankers are dedicating February 1 through 23 to raising money for their communities … Read more

First Financial Bankshares Names Morton Executive Vice President

First Financial Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA, has announced the appointment of Keith Morton to executive vice president/Houston credit administration. The announcement was made by Luke Longhofer, executive vice president/chief lending officer. Morton previously served as senior vice president of special assets at Capital One Bank in Houston since … Read more

Fernandez Joins American Bank’s Commercial Lending Houston Team

Corpus Christi-based American Bank has hired Kyle Fernandez to join its Houston team as a commercial lending officer. He will office at the bank’s 3737 Buffalo Speedway location. Making the announcement was Charlie Phillips, Houston market president. Fernandez joins American Bank after spending the past 18 months as an investment analyst for Pin Oak Investment Advisors … Read more

Amegy Bank Gives Away a Total of $30,000 to Three Lucky Customers

In January, Houston-based Amegy Bank gave away $10,000 each to three lucky clients—one in San Antonio and two in the bank’s Houston region. According to the bank’s press release, “Times are tough for everyone right now, with the current state of the economy, inflation and overall cost of living, so Amegy Bank wanted to start … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Announces Reappointment of Falk as Board Chair and Additional Appointments

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has reappointed Thomas J. Falk as chair and Claudia Aguirre as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors for 2024. Falk joined the Dallas Fed board in 2019 and served as chair in 2022 and 2023. He is retired chairman and CEO of Irving-based … Read more