Texas Banker and Banking Advocate Ken Burgess Passes Away

Longtime Texas banker Kenneth L. “Ken” Burgess passed away on May 24. He was 92. While his initial goal was to become a veterinarian, his career eventually shifted to community banking after working for 11 years as a farmer. As a banker, he incorporated his knowledge of, and passion for, agriculture into a successful career … Read more

First National Bank of Gilmer Announces New Unified Name for East Texas Banking Network

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of First National Bank of Gilmer and its commitment to the banking needs of East Texas communities. In honor of this milestone, on August 1 Danny Weems, president and CEO, announced that its system of banks—First National Bank of Gilmer, Wood County National Bank, Texas American … Read more