In Memoriam: William E. Howard, Former President, CEO and Director of TrustTexas Bank SSB

William Elery (Bill) Howard Jr., 79 of Victoria passed away peacefully on August 12 from complications of a rare form of Parkinsonism called progressive supranuclear palsy. Services were held on August 18 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Victoria. Howard served for many years as president and chief executive officer of Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank; after … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Hutto

On July 29, Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank announced the expansion of its footprint into the Hutto market with the opening of a loan production office in the Highlights of Hutto Plaza. The new office at 531 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Suite 110, will be led by Sean Garcia, vice president/loan officer. He is a seasoned banker with … Read more

Starkey Promoted to Cuero Branch Manager at TrustTexas Bank

Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank recently promoted Dannielle Starkey to Cuero branch manager. She has been with the bank for four years, serving as relationship banker, then universal banker before she was promoted to assistant branch manager in 2019. Starkey lives in Victoria and enjoys participating in many community events, including Blue Santa, Cuero Chamber of Commerce … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Celebrates a Century of Service

Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year in grand style. On January 26, the bank invited customers, members of local chambers of commerce and other members of the five communities in which it operates to help mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, recollections and revelry. During the celebration at the bank’s … Read more

Bittlebrun Promoted to Senior Vice President at TrustTexas Bank

Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank recently promoted Jared Bittlebrun to senior vice president/loan officer. He has worked with TrustTexas Bank for seven years as vice president/loan officer. With his office based at the bank’s Sam Houston branch in Victoria, Bittlebrun specializes in agribusiness commercial lending for the Crossroads area. He holds a BS degree in agricultural economics from … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Elects Netardus to Advisory Board

In June, Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank’s board of directors elected Anthony Netardus an advisory board member. He has served as ag extension agent in DeWitt County for more than 25 years. Netardus has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Southwest Texas State University and a master’s degree in agriculture science from Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He has … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Promotes Navarro to Assistant Vice President

Polet Navarro

Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank recently promoted Polet Navarro to assistant vice president at the bank’s office in New Braunfels. She has 28 years of experience in the banking industry and has worked with TrustTexas Bank for the past five years. She started out as a teller, worked as assistant branch manager and has served as the … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Promotes McKinley to Credit Administration Officer

Marlayna McKinley

Curero-based TrustTexas Bank has promoted Marlayna McKinley to vice president/credit administration officer in the loan department of the Cuero branch office. She has 20 years of banking experience, having started as a teller, then in the departments of new accounts, operations and compliance and now credit administration. McKinley attended Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. Established in … Read more

Hickey Joins TrustTexas Bank Board

 TrustTexas Bank recently elected Fielding Hickey to its board of directors. He previously served as an advisory director. After earning a bachelor’s degree in mass journalism/advertising from Texas State University, Hickey launched Blue Notebook Media, an IT consulting company. In 2018, he co-founded Encompass Technologies, a construction management software company with locations in Cuero and … Read more