American Bank Taps Reeder as Branch Manager in Victoria

Chelsey Reeder was recently named branch manager for Corpus Christi-based American Bank’s Victoria branch, located at 4304 N. Navarro St. The announcement was made by Randy Price, Victoria market leader. “Chelsey’s extensive experience as a banking leader in our community, combined with her commitment to delivering exceptional customer service, will be invaluable assets to our … Read more

Louisiana-based Investar Bank Agrees to Sell Two South Texas Branches to First Community Bank

On July 18, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Investar Holding Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Investar Bank National Association, has entered into an agreement to sell certain assets, deposits and other liabilities associated with its Alice and Victoria locations in Texas to Corpus Christi-based First Community Bank. The pending sale is expected to close in … Read more

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

Crossroads Bank Welcomes Gonzales and Morris, Promotes Walyuchow Dick

Yoakum-based Crossroads Bank recently announced the hiring of two new associates and a promotion for another. Marissa Gonzales is a new loan officer for Crossroads Bank at the Yoakum branch. She joins the bank with many years of experience, including positions with IBC Bank, Yoakum National Bank and Texas Dow Employees Credit Union. Outside of banking, … Read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Awards $19.3 Million in Affordable Housing Program Funds

O n December 1, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) announced that, in partnership with its member financial institutions, it has awarded $19.3 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) subsidies to 38 projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. The subsidies will result in the creation or rehabilitation of 2,749 … 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