SW Graduate School of Banking Announces Additions to its Board of Trustees

The SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University has added three trustees to its roster: F. Scott Dueser, chairman, president and CEO of Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA and First Financial Bankshares; William R. “Chip” Jenkins, CEO of Louise-based The First State Bank; and Susannah Marshall, bank commissioner of the Arkansas State … Read more

Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Inductees

On January 3, the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame announced its 2024 inductees who will be honored at the 11th Annual Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Gala, April 25 on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Five iconic bankers—James E. Baine, the late Harlan R. Heitkamp, Carmen Jordan, Vidal H. Ramirez and … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Commits $100,000 to Support Texas State University’s New Banking Program

On November 27, the Texas Bankers Foundation announced its financial support to Texas State University’s highly anticipated banking program with a $100,000 contribution. The university has appointed James “Jimmy” Allen, a 40-year banker, as the banking program’s director. He will serve as the point person not only in the classroom, but also as a bridge … Read more

In Memoriam: Marshall Bookman Peters

Marshall Bookman Peters, former chairman and CEO of First City Bank of Bryan and Texas Bankers Hall of Fame inductee, passed away peacefully on July 2 at the age of 89. He was raised in Navasota and, at the age of 11, his family moved to Bryan. After earning a BBA degree from the University … Read more

Texas Bankers Association Elects 2023–24 Officers and Board

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) recently announced the elected officers and directors for the 2023–24 board. The officers elected are Chair David W. Osborn, WestStar Bank in El Paso; Vice Chair Jan Mills, First National Bank of Winnsboro; and Treasurer Ron Butler, First Financial Bank in Abilene. The officers’ terms run from June 1, 2023, … Read more

Lamesa National Bank President Freeman Celebrates 75 Years in Banking

Bryan Nowlin, Freeman’s grandson and a vice president at Lamesa National Bank; Libby Clark, vice president of member relations at the Texas Bankers Association; and Elwood Freeman, accepting the TBA resolution honoring his 75 years of service to the Texas banking industry. Photograph courtesy of the Lamesa Press-Reporter. Elwood Freeman, president of Lamesa National Bank, … Read more

Texas Bankers Association Partners with Texas Department of Banking to Launch Jugging Safety Campaign

On April 27, the Texas Bankers Association (TBA) announced a partnership with the Texas Department of Banking to launch a jugging safety campaign aimed at increasing public awareness about the risks of jugging and providing practical tips to consumers on how to stay safe. Jugging, a type of robbery that often occurs after withdrawing cash … Read more

Governor Abbott Commends Texas Bankers at Ribbon-Cutting for New Headquarters

On April 4, Texas Governor Greg Abbott commended Texas banking institutions for helping provide support to communities as a financial backbone. Abbott’s remarks were part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new Texas Bankers Association (TBA) headquarters building in Austin. During the ceremony, the governor thanked TBA’s 400-member banking institutions for … 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

Kerrville’s Schreiner University Announces Launch of New Banking Program

On December 6, Dr. Charlie McCormick, president of Schreiner University in Kerrville, announced the launch of the university’s new banking program, created to help students navigate rural-focused banking needs in Texas. Schreiner University students will be admitted into the program by the end of their sophomore year. Upon acceptance, they will receive a scholarship for … Read more