Kerrville’s Schreiner University Announces Launch of New Banking Program

On December 6, Dr. Charlie McCormick, president of Schreiner University in Kerrville, announced the launch of the university’s new banking program, created to help students navigate rural-focused banking needs in Texas. Schreiner University students will be admitted into the program by the end of their sophomore year. Upon acceptance, they will receive a scholarship for … Read more

Comerica Bank Taps Cohn to Lead its Central and South Texas Retail Team

Dallas-based Comerica Bank has announced that Vickie Cohn will lead its Central and South Texas retail team, replacing Theresa Bazan, who recently was promoted to national sales enablement director for consumer and small business banking. In this senior vice president role, Cohn will be responsible for the development and leadership of the Austin, Kerrville, Houston and … Read more

SouthStar Bank to Acquire Kerrville Branch of Kansas-based Community First National Bank

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank announced an agreement to purchase a branch in Kerrville from Manhattan, Kansas-based Community First National Bank. Pending final approval, the sale is scheduled to close on August 27. After the purchase, SouthStar Bank plans to continue operations at the Kerrville branch and retain current staff to streamline the transition and maintain continuity. … Read more

Somerville, Vice President of Marketing, to Retire from Security State Bank & Trust After 37 Years in Banking

Linda Somerville, vice president of marketing at Fredericksburg-based Security State Bank & Trust is retiring at the end of the month after 30 years at the bank and 37 years in banking. She led the marketing efforts of the bank’s 16 branches from her office in Kerrville. In retirement, she plans to spend more time on … Read more

The Bank of San Antonio, The Bank of Austin and Texas Hill Country Bank Complete Merger

On October 21, San Antonio-based Southwest Bancshares Inc., the bank holding company for The Bank of San Antonio, closed its merger of three affiliated banks, creating a unique Central Texas banking franchise. In connection with the closing of the transaction, Capitol of Texas Bancshares, the holding company for The Bank of Austin, and Texas Hill … Read more