First State Bank Abilene Welcomes Donathan, Curry and Duncan

First State Bank Abilene recently added new officers to the senior management team. The announcement was made by Stan Pinkham, CEO. Lance Donathan has joined the bank as president and a member of the board of directors. He is a veteran West Texas banker, having served most recently as president of American Momentum Bank in … Read more

Texas Community Bankers Included in Independent Banker’s 2021 ‘40 Under 40’ List

Independent Banker, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, recently published its third-annual list of “40 Under 40: 2021’s Emerging Community Bank Leaders.” According to the magazine, “The competition highlights young community bankers who stepped up to help their banks navigate a chaotic year. They delivered economic relief. They introduced new technology. … Read more

A Review of the 2021 Paycheck Protection Program

The 2021 release of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The new release of the program arrived at the right time, as the health of small businesses had deteriorated toward the end of 2020. In this report, we first … Read more

The National Bank of Texas Announces Promotions and New Hires

In July, Fort Worth-based The National Bank of Texas announced numerous promotions and new hires. Jason Ballou has been promoted to the Fort Worth market president. He has been with the bank since 2018 and formerly served as credit analyst, loan office and senior credit officer. Ballou has 13 years of banking experience. Sarah Hicks … Read more