Central Bank Marks 65 Years of Service to the Bayou City

What began in the 1950s as rumblings of a new bank in Houston’s Montrose district grew into an institution with true staying power. This year, that institution has reason to celebrate. Central Bank, Houston’s longest-serving independent bank, is marking its milestone 65th anniversary. L.E. Cowling, owner of Southern States Life Insurance, set the wheels in … Read more

Hoffman Promoted to Lubbock Regional President at Prosperity Bank

Houston-based Prosperity Bank recently announced the promotion of Brent Hoffman to Lubbock regional president. He previously served as banking center president. Hoffman has 34 years of banking experience in Lubbock, 14 of which have been with Prosperity Bank. Hoffman earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas Tech University. Active in his community, he has … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust Welcomes Johnson as Chief Digital Officer

Addison-based Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced on May 17 that Joel Johnson has been hired and appointed as the company’s chief digital officer. Johnson and his team will help the bank better serve its communities with digital banking offerings, including the potential cryptocurrency and digital wallet service … Read more

Jordan Elected to City National Bank Board of Directors

Corsicana-based City National Bank elected Executive Vice President Mark Jordan to the board of directors on March 4. He has worked for City National Bank since 2001. Jordan has 33 years of experience working in all areas of community banking and currently serves as chief financial officer and as a commercial lender for the bank. … Read more

Colorado-based FirstSun Capital Bancorp/Sunflower Bank to Acquire Austin-based Pioneer Bancshares

Denver, Colorado-based FirstSun Capital Bancorp, the holding company of Sunflower Bank NA, and Austin-based Pioneer Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Pioneer Bank SSB, jointly announced on May 11 that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Pioneer Bancshares and Pioneer Bank will merge with and into FirstSun Capital Bancorp and Sunflower … Read more

Collinsworth Tapped as Market President at Yoakum National Bank, Fitch Hired as Commercial Lending Senior Vice President

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank has announced the hiring of two new employees. Jamey Collinsworth has been named market president–Yoakum, responsible for lending, daily operations and marketing efforts at Yoakum National Bank’s flagship office. He brings to the position more than 37 years of direct lending, credit and management experience as market president of Norwest Bank/Wells … Read more

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Celebrates Grand Opening of Waxahachie Branch

Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas celebrated the addition of a full-service branch in Waxahachie with a grand opening event on May 11. The event commenced with a double ribbon cutting provided by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and Red Oak Chamber of Commerce, both of which the bank holds membership. “The bank … Read more

Eargle Named Chairman of the Board for The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth

On April 22, Wade Donnell, CEO of The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth, along with the bank’s board of directors, announced that Steve Eargle has been elected chairman of the board. A board member since 2017, Eargle currently serves on the executive, strategic planning, property and director’s loan committees. Eargle is a founding … Read more

Bearden Joins Texas Bank Financial as Parker County Market President

Mark Riebe, chairman and CEO of Weatherford-based Texas Bank, recently announced that longtime Weatherford banker Lin Bearden has joined as Parker County market president. Bearden served for 23 years with a local bank in Weatherford, 16 of those years as president and CEO. During his tenure, the bank experienced significant growth and added two branches. Bearden … Read more

First Liberty National Bank Promotes Bernhardt, Bertman, Haggard and Elliott

Liberty-based First Liberty National Bank recently announced the following promotions: Troy Bernhardt has been promoted to senior vice president and market president for Mont Belvieu/Baytown. He previously served as a loan officer with the bank in the Mont Belvieu Baytown market. He has been in community banking since 2006 and joined First Liberty National Bank in … Read more