WestStar Bank Extends Sponsorship with Sun Bowl Association for Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational

On December 26, El Paso-based WestStar Bank announced a three-year extension with the Sun Bowl Association to sponsor the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational.
Initially signed in 2009, the renewed partnership will run through 2026. “The Don Haskin’s Sun Bowl Invitational is a holiday tradition, and we are happy to help keep an El Paso tradition … Read more

Newly Christened Blake J. Boyd Memorial Stadium Honors Former Peoples Bank President

Larry Allen, Lubbock-based Peoples Bank CEO and chairman, has announced a partnership with Slaton Independent School District to rename the Slaton High School football stadium the Blake J. Boyd Memorial Stadium in honor of a revered Texas banker from the area. Blake J. Boyd, a longtime Slaton resident and community leader, passed away in April … Read more

Florida-based Amerant Bank Named Official Bank of Rice University Athletics 

Coral Gables, Florida-based Amerant Bank, one of the nation’s largest community banks, has been named the official bank of Rice University Athletics, underscoring its commitment to the Houston community and its growing presence in the region. The partnership includes prominent branding throughout university athletic venues, special events, online channels and more, as well as the … Read more

Frost Bank Named Founding Partner for San Antonio’s Boeing Center at Tech Point

On March 21, San Antonio-based Frost Bank, along with Los Angeles, California-based ASM Global, a venue management company and producer of live entertainment experiences, announced a multiyear pact naming Frost Bank a founding partner for San Antonio’s Boeing Center at Tech Port, a 130,000-square-foot exhibition center located in Tech Port San Antonio. As part of … Read more

Sunflower Bank Partners with On the Road Lending to Provide Affordable Car Loans in Rural Texas

On October 26, Denver, Colorado-based Sunflower Bank announced its partnership with Irving-based On the Road Lending, a nonprofit auto lender that provides character-based affordable loans for reliable cars. The $525,000 investment—with an additional $25,000 designated for operating support—will enable On the Road Lending to bring its services to rural communities where there are limited or … Read more

American State Bank Partners with NFL’s Mahomes to Accelerate National Expansion

On October 27, Arp-based American State Bank announced a partnership with Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the bank looks to accelerate its expansion plans and digital transformation. As part of this buildout in the Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Dallas/Fort Worth markets, Mahomes has become a significant stakeholder in American State Bank. … Read more

Bankers Helping Bankers to Launch ‘Test Pilots’ Program, Offering Community Banks Opportunities to Test Fintech Products and Services

As the Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB) network expands, community banks can now participate in BHB’s new Test Pilots program and be among the innovative bankers to test fintech products and services. These screened, early-stage fintech companies need the partnership of banks to establish their viability in providing stable solutions for the banking industry. “The BHB … Read more

Lendistry Expands to the Lone Star State with Funding of $5 Million Provided by Texas Capital Bank

On August 9, Lendistry, a minority-led and technology-enabled small business and commercial real estate lender, announced plans to support underserved small businesses across Texas thanks to the funding of $5 million provided by Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank. The partnership allows Lendistry to open a physical location in Dallas—its first in Texas—and provide access to capital … Read more

CSI Partners with Bankers Helping Bankers to Support Community Banks with Innovative Fintech Solutions

Paducah, Kentucky-based Computer Services Inc. (CSI), a leading provider of end-to-end fintech and regtech solutions, has partnered with Bankers Helping Bankers to further the organization’s mission of empowering community banks. Established by FedFis and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) in late 2021, Bankers Helping Bankers connects bankers nationwide so that they can identify … Read more

Louisiana’s Business First Bancshares Completes Acquisition of Texas Citizens Bancorp, Expands in Houston Market

Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Business First Bancshares Inc., the holding company for b1BANK, has completed its acquisition of Texas Citizens Bancorp Inc. and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Pasadena-based Texas Citizens Bank National Association. The acquisition became effective March 1. “This partnership in the Houston area is an important step in the widening of our footprint … Read more