Frost Bank Again Receives High Number of Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards  

San Antonio-based Frost Bank, one of the largest banks based in Texas, received 33 Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards— the highest number received nationwide for the seventh consecutive year—for providing superior service, advice and performance to small-business and middle-market banking clients. Frost Bankwas the only Texas-based bank to receive national recognition for “Overall Satisfaction” … Read more

Craft Celebrates 50 Golden Years at Jacksboro National Bank

Jerry Craft, chairman of the board at Jacksboro National Bank, celebrates a career milestone this year: 50 years as a Texas community banker. His service has not gone unnoticed. “As old as I am, I better have done something in my life,” Craft told North Texas Farm & Ranch magazine in 2014. He certainly has … Read more

Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Inductees

On January 2, the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame announced its 2023 inductees who will be honored at the 10th Annual Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Gala, April 27 on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Five iconic bankers—Kenneth L. Burgess Jr., Ron Butler, James D. Goudge, J. Pat Parsons and the late … Read more

VeraBank Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Vera Honored by Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance

Henderson-based VeraBank is congratulating Jesus Vera, senior vice president and manager of the Front Street branch in Tyler, who was recently named the 2022 “Oustanding Professional of the Year” by the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance. “We couldn’t be more proud of and happy for Jesus to receive this honor,” says Brad Tidwell, president and CEO. … Read more

WestStar Bank CEO Osborn Inducted Into El Paso Business Hall of Fame

On December 14, El Paso-based WestStar Bank announced that David W. Osborn, president and CEO, has been inducted into the El Paso Business Hall of Fame. The El Paso Business Hall of Fame, presented by Junior Achievement of El Paso, recognizes business leaders who have made enduring contributions to El Paso. “I am honored to … Read more

American Banker’s 2022 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2022 list of the “Best Banks to Work For,” which includes 11 banks based in Texas or with operations in Texas among the 90 listed. Like last year, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. Greater Community Bank in Rome, Georgia, is the smallest bank … Read more

Texas State Representative Murr Honored with TBA’s Community Crime Fighter Award

When criminal gangs and cartels unleashed a costly wave of “hook and chain” attacks on bank ATM machines, Texas State Representative Andrew Murr (R–Junction) took the lead in the Texas House to increase felony penalties for these crimes. The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) and Hill Country bankers hosted a luncheon in Kerrville on October 26 … Read more

First United Bank Honored with American Bankers Association Marketing Award

Each year, the American Bankers Association (ABA) recognizes the nation’s best bank marketing initiatives during its ABA Bank Marketing Conference. This year’s Brand Slam awards honored elite bank marketing strategies that stood out among hundreds of nationwide entries from banks of all sizes. Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank, which has 40 branches in North and … Read more

Coaxum Honored by the American Bankers Association with Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

Ryan Coaxum, vice president/commercial lender at Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust, was honored by the American Bankers Association as a recipient of its inaugural “ABA Emerging Leader Award.” This new award recognizes the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to both their industry and … Read more

American Bank’s Raffaele and Keystone Bank’s Wilkinson Nominated for Best CEO Award

Congratulations to American Bank’s Stephen C. Raffaele and Keystone Bank’s Jeff Wilkinson for being nominated as the top CEO in Central Texas in the Austin Business Journal’s 2022 “Best CEO Awards.” The Austin Business Journal hosts the annual awards to recognize chief executive officers in Central Texas who have a strong record of innovation and … Read more