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

Citizens Bank Celebrates Opening of First Tyler Location, Names Mariani Branch CEO

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank has opened its first location in Tyler. The new banking center opened its doors earlier this year and is currently operating as a loan production office with plans to convert to a full-service branch in the near future. To celebrate the opening of the Tyler location, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce … Read more

Vantage Bank Plans Expansion Into the Houston Market

San Antonio-based Vantage Bank has announced plans to enter the Houston market before the end of 2022, according to Community Impact. The move will start with a loan production office in the Galleria area at 5151 San Felipe St., says Cody Cannon, market president in Houston. Officials are in the process of finalizing the lease, … Read more

Wallis Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Arizona

Wallis-based Wallis Bank recently opened a loan production office in the Phoenix, Arizona, metro area. This is the bank’s first location in Arizona. “We have an excellent regional president, Ketan Patel, who has been in the banking industry for more than 20 years,” says Asif Dakri, CEO. “We see Phoenix as a vibrant, fast-paced, growing … Read more

American State Bank Names Bowen Market President for Amarillo Region

Arp-based American State Bank has appointed Steve Bowen Amarillo region market president. The bank recently established loan/deposit production offices in West Texas and the South Plains. The Amarillo office is located at 801 S. Fillmore, Suite 205. “As a community bank committed to Texas, we’re starting with the right individuals to lead our markets and … Read more

Amegy Bank Expands in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with New Loan Production Office in Arlington

Houston-based Amegy Bank has opened a loan production office in south Arlington as the bank continues to expand its footprint in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The new loan production office, located at 700 Highlander Blvd., Ste. 350, in Arlington, will be led by Shirley Cox, senior vice president of commercial banking. Cox is an Arlington … Read more

American State Bank Expands to South Plains, Opens Loan Production Office in Lubbock

Tyler-based American State Bank recently expanded its footprint with the establishment of a loan production office in Lubbock, according to a report in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. This is the first of several planned expansion offices by American State Bank. The new office, located at 4010 82nd St., Ste. 110, will be led by Bud Holmes, … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Hutto

On July 29, Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank announced the expansion of its footprint into the Hutto market with the opening of a loan production office in the Highlights of Hutto Plaza. The new office at 531 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Suite 110, will be led by Sean Garcia, vice president/loan officer. He is a seasoned banker with … Read more

Sauer and Thomas Join The First National Bank of Eldorado

The First National Bank of Eldorado recently hired two seasoned community bankers. Andrew Sauer joined the bank as senior vice president on July 12. He will manage The First National Bank of Eldorado’s recently opened loan production office in Colorado City. He will also serve as an advisory director on the bank’s board of directors. … Read more

Citizens Bank Promotes Cozart, Jackson, McKnight and Pearson

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank announced the promotions of four of its officers at the Kilgore and Plano locations. Michael Cozart has been promoted to vice president by the board of directors. He joined Citizens Bank in 2014 as a credit analyst in the bank’s location in The Woodlands. In 2017, he was promoted to assistant vice … Read more