Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Community Bankers Curlee and Neill to School Land Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brad Curlee and reappointed Michael A. Neill to the School Land Board for terms set to expire on August 29, 2023. The board manages the acquisition, sale and mineral leasing of the lands that comprise the Permanent School Fund, which contributes billions of dollars each year to public education … Read more

In Memoriam: Dan Flynn, Former Texas Legislator and Deputy Banking Commissioner

Dan Flynn, a former Texas state representative for Van Zandt, Hunt and Hopkins counties (District 2), passed away peacefully on October 28. He was 79. In addition to his legislative service, Flynn was a longtime community banker who also served as deputy commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking. He is known for helping to … Read more

Texas Governor Abbott Announces New Wells Fargo Bank Campus in Irving

On October 11, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that San Francisco, California-based Wells Fargo Bank NA will create a new campus in Irving. The project will create 650 new jobs and $455 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $5,001,100 has been extended to Wells Fargo. “Texas has a long history of … Read more

WestStar Executive Chairman Francis Appointed to the Texas Economic Development Corp. Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the appointment of L. Frederick “Rick” Francis, executive chairman of El Paso-based WestStar Bank, to the board of directors of the Texas Economic Development Corp. (TxEDC). TxEDC partners with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism to market Texas domestically and globally as the best state for business. … Read more

WestStar Bank’s Conroy Appointed to Governor’s Commission for Women

Cynthia Conroy, assistant vice president and director of community outreach at El Paso-based WestStar Bank, has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Governor’s Commission for Women. The commission is tasked with developing and implementing a strategy to help make Texas the No. 1 state for women-owned businesses and to address the issue … Read more