Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Awards $28.4 Million for Affordable Housing

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) has awarded $28.4 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) subsidies to 43 projects in its five-state district of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. The subsidies will result in the creation or rehabilitation of 2,677 housing units. “Affordable housing is a critical need for communities … Read more

Harris and Walsh Join TFNB Your Bank for Life

McGregor-based TFNB Your Bank for Life recently announced two new additions to its banking team. With more than 30 years of business and banking experience in the Greater Waco area, Link Harris will serve as senior vice president/lending officer at the bank’s new Woodway/Hewitt location. Active in the community, he previously served as president and … Read more

The First National Bank of Central Texas Opens Banking Center in Gatesville

Waco-based The First National Bank of Central Texas recently opened a new banking center in Gatesville. A new facility is currently under construction at  2908 E. Main St. It is expected to open in late 2023 or early 2024. Currently, the bank is operating a temporary location at 1400 E. Main St. in Gatesville. “We … Read more

Waco’s American Bank President and CEO Hicks Retires

On July 14, David “Bubba” Hicks retired from Waco-based American Bank. He joined the bank in 2007 as senior executive vice president and was promoted to president and CEO in 2009. According to the bank’s Facebook page, “Hicks ‘semi-retired’ as president in 2018 and has since focused his time loaning money to some of his … Read more

The First National Bank of Central Texas Appoints Attorney and Real Estate Professional to Board

Waco-based The First National Bank of Central Texas has appointed two new business leaders to its board of directors. The appointments were announced by Joe Barrow, chairman and CEO. Julia Jurgensen is an attorney with Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson PLLC. The Waco native’s work focuses on construction contract negotiation and consulting, construction disputes … Read more

Community Bankers Invited to Develop Leadership Skills at Upcoming IBAT EDGE

The Education Foundation of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is gearing up for the debut of IBAT EDGE, a new program that offers two-and-a-half days of education, renowned industry keynote speakers and leadership development training focused on community banks in Texas. The goal is to Educate, Develop, Guide and Empower (EDGE) community bank … Read more

The First National Bank of Central Texas Appoints Two New Board Members

Joe Barrow, chairman and CEO of The First National Bank of Central Texas, based in Waco, recently announced the appointment of Gregg Glime and Marshall Stewman to the bank’s board of directors. Glime is a commercial realtor with Coldwell Banker Commercial in Waco. He has represented a broad range of local, institutional and national clients. His … Read more

Barton Joins The First National Bank of Central Texas as HR Director

The First National Bank of Central Texas, based in Waco, has hired Liz Barton to serve as vice president/director of human resources. The announcement was made by Joe Barrow, chairman and CEO. Barton is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, … Read more

TFNB Your Bank for Life Moves Into New East Waco Location

McGregor-based TFNB Your Bank for Life is moving from the East Waco location it has temporarily occupied at 715 Elm Ave. into the newly renovated Gladstone Knight building across the street at 700 Elm Ave. This will be the permanent location for TFNB Your Bank for Life’s East Waco location. “The historic Gladstone Knight building … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2022 Emerging Leader Honorees

On May 18, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced the seven recipients of its 2022 Emerging Leader Awards. Each of the bankers selected was chosen by a TBA member banking institution president, CEO or chairman of the board and recognized for his or her outstanding qualities. “We are … Read more