VeraBank Names King Commercial Banker in Lufkin, Nichols Mortgage Banker in Carthage

Henderson-based VeraBank has added Kyle King to its commercial banking team. With the bank since 2022, he will serve as banking officer/commercial banker at the Lufkin branch. King has been in the financial services industry for 12 years and most recently served as portfolio manager for the bank’s Lufkin and Tyler markets. “What makes Kyle … Read more

VeraBank Awards Scholarships to Five High School Seniors

Henderson-based VeraBank has awarded five $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school students whose parents are employed at the bank. The recipients of the 2023 scholarships are: Grant Ashby, Lufkin High School, Lufkin; Ryland Carlile, Florence High School, Florence; Tiyah Courville, Cayuga High School, Cayuga; Riley Lux, Sabine High School, Gladewater; and Aspen Woodall, Sabine High … Read more

Austin Bank Employees Receive Promotions in March

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced promotions of employees approved at the March 2023 board of directors meeting. Lynn Littlejohn has been named chief human resources officer. Littlejohn, senior executive vice president, received a title change as she continues in her leadership role overseeing the bank’s human resources … Read more

Southside Bank Celebrates Completion of Lufkin Branch Remodel

On January 26, associates from Tyler-based Southside Bank, members of the Lufkin Chamber of Commerce and community members gathered for a ribbon cutting and celebration of the bank’s newly renovated branch in Lufkin, located at 2510 West Frank St. The modern, innovative design echoes the bank’s sister location on S. Timberland Dr. in Lufkin and … Read more

Austin Bank Hires Thornton as Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager

Chance Thornton has joined Jacksonville-based Austin Bank as assistant vice president and relationship manager in the Lufkin office. “Chance is a skilled banker with a strong commitment to the East Texas area,” says Jeff Austin III, chairman. “His experience and leadership will help to serve our Lufkin customers and the Austin Bank team.” With more … Read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Member Banks Provide $559,000 to Community-based Organizations

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) has had a busy summer partnering with numerous financial institutions to award funding to community-based organizations as part of its Partnership Grant Program (PGP). FHLB Dallas serves approximately 800 members and associated institutions across its five-state district of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. In … Read more

Fifty-six Bankers Complete 2022 Texas Tech School of Banking Program

The Texas Tech School of Banking recently completed its 2022 session. Banking professionals from across Texas and three other states convened at Rawls College of Business on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the program. Established in 1973, the school offers a blend of traditional academic coursework and interactive lecture sessions hosted … Read more

Austin Bank Employees Receive Promotions

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced promotions approved at the March 2022 board of directors meeting. Shannon Seay has been elected vice president, special assets manager and assistant manager of loan operations. Seay manages the bank’s special assets division. She has been with Austin Bank for 15 years, … Read more

VeraBank Welcomes Gaw as Vice President of Commercial Lending

Henderson-based VeraBank has hired Chris Gaw to serve as vice president of commercial lending. He will focus on commercial lending in Lufkin, Angelina and surrounding counties. A knowledgeable business banking professional, Gaw brings 11 years of commercial banking experience to his new role, including nine years dedicated exclusively to treasury management. He is also a … Read more

Austin Bank Promotes Cox and Lacy

Misty Cox has been promoted to vice president and senior treasury management officer at Jacksonville-based Austin Bank. She joined the bank as a sales representative for the treasury management team in 2020. She brought with her 20 years of sales experience and works out of the bank’s Lufkin office. A native of Nacogdoches, Cox earned … Read more