Austin Bank Promotes Karns and Hodgkins

Jeff Austin III, vice chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the promotion of two employees. The promotions were approved at the July board meeting at the Austin Bank corporate office. Teressa Karns has been promoted to vice president/retail market manager. Having served for the past seven years as retail office manager … Read more

Ross Joins MapleMark Bank as Senior Treasury Relationship Manager

Greg Lewis, executive vice president/chief deposit officer at Dallas-based MapleMark Bank, recently announced that Robert Ross has been hired to serve as senior treasury relationship manager. Ross will focus on expanding the bank’s presence throughout Texas, along with continuing to partner with specialized industries and escrow needs nationwide. With more than 10 years of experience … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Promotes Beadle to HR Director, Norton Joins Team as Mortgage Loan Originator

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust announced in mid-July that Shannon Beadle has been promoted to senior vice president and director of human resources, and Adam Norton has joined the staff as vice president and mortgage loan originator in its Longview mortgage division. Beadle has been employed in the bank’s human resources division since 2010. She is … Read more

Stuth Promoted to Vice President at Austin Bank

Jeff Austin III, vice chair of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the promotion of Kenny Stuth to vice president. The promotion was approved at the bank’s June 2021 board meeting. Stuth joined Austin Bank in 2014 as a teller in the bank’s Whitehouse office. He transferred to the central loan documentation department in 2015, working … Read more

SouthStar Bank to Acquire Kerrville Branch of Kansas-based Community First National Bank

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank announced an agreement to purchase a branch in Kerrville from Manhattan, Kansas-based Community First National Bank. Pending final approval, the sale is scheduled to close on August 27. After the purchase, SouthStar Bank plans to continue operations at the Kerrville branch and retain current staff to streamline the transition and maintain continuity. … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Promotes Etheredge to Midland Market President

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas recently promoted Bethany Etheredge to Midland market president. She most recently served the bank as a private banker. Etheredge has more than 12 years of bank industry experience and joined FirstCapital Bank of Texas in 2012. Etheredge holds a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Oklahoma State University. She also attended … Read more

Frost Bank Completes 25-Branch Houston Expansion with Opening of Cypress Crossing Financial Center

On June 21, San Antonio-based Frost Bank opened its Cypress Crossing financial center, the last of 25 new branches opened since the company announced a regional expansion plan in 2018. Frost Bank operates 154 financial centers across Texas, including 53 in the Houston region. While the current expansion program may be complete, the bank is … Read more

Dallas Fed First Vice President Black to Retire; Search Underway for Successor

On June 21, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced that Meredith Black, first vice president and chief operating officer, will retire at year’s end and a search has been launched for a successor. Black has served in that position since 2016 and has worked for the bank for 38 years in a variety of … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Appoints Bishop Bank President

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas has promoted Jeremy Bishop to bank president. He will continue to office at the bank’s downtown location in Midland. Since 2017, Bishop has served as Midland market president. He has 15 years of bank industry experience and specializes in commercial lending. “During his 15 years at FirstCapital Bank of Texas, Jeremy has … Read more

Woodforest National Bank Appoints Longtime Banker Mendez to Board of Directors

The Woodlands-based Woodforest National Bank announced the appointment David Mendez to its board of directors. He retired as vice chairman/middle-market banking and specialized industries after serving JPMorgan Chase (and its predecessors) for 42 years. His prior roles include head of middle market south region, chairman of the Houston region, head of Texas commercial real estate banking, … Read more