February 14–20, 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions The OCC reports that The First National Bank of Weatherford, based in Weatherford, has completed its acquisition of First National Bank Baird, based in Baird. The TDB reports that Happy State Bank, based in Happy, has completed its acquisition of Muleshoe Bancshares Inc. and First Bank of Muleshoe, based in Muleshoe. Branches The OCC reports … Read more

February 7–13, 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions The OCC reports that Commercial Bank of Texas National Association, based in Nacogdoches, has applied to acquire a branch from Texas Bank and Trust Co., based in Longview. The branch is located at 102 W. Columbia in San Augustine. Branches The OCC reports that PNC Bank National Association, based in Wilmington, Delaware, has established a branch … Read more

January 31–February 6, 2021

Branches The OCC reports that it has approved an application by Wells Fargo Bank National Association, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to establish a branch at 24531 IH10 W in San Antonio. The OCC reports that it has approved an application by JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, based in Columbus, Ohio, to establish a branch at the … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Appoints Storms Chief Risk Officer, Jurecka Chief Human Resources Officer

On February 26, Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank and its parent company, Texas Capital Bancshares, announced that Tim Storms has been named chief risk officer of both companies. Storms replaces John Turpen, who will continue with the company until March 31 to ensure an effective transition. Storms will report directly to Rob Holmes, president and CEO of Texas … Read more

Texas Republic Bank Promotes Hollaway, Burke, Le, Nam, Higgins and Corcoran; Hires Carley

David Baty, president and CEO of Frisco-based Texas Republic Bank, recently announced a key hiring and several promotions. Carly Hollaway has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president/loan operations manager. She started her banking career two decades ago with the bulk of her experience in loan operations supervision and management roles. Brian Burke … Read more

Smith-Johnson Joins WestStar Bank’s Commercial Banking Group

On February 12, El Paso-based WestStar Bank announced the addition of Giselle Smith-Johnson to its commercial banking group. She will focus on special projects supporting the group. Smith-Johnson brings more than 20 years of commercial banking experience to WestStar Bank. She has been successful in facilitating expansive business growth focused in the area of treasury management. … Read more

CommunityBank of Texas Strengthens Organization’s Future with Promotions of Bezdek, Davis, Sirkel, Walsh and Syrinek

Beaumont-based CommunityBank of Texas NA recently announced five leadership promotions within its commercial lending team: Chris Bezdek, Phil Davis, Jason Sirkel, Dennis Walsh and Jason Syrinek. Bezdek, Davis, Sirkel and Walsh—all regional CEOs—are transitioning into a newly created position as senior regional CEOs. Syrinek, market CEO, takes on the role as regional CEO. Chris Bezdek takes … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces New Tom Frost Memorial Scholarship for Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Students

In February, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced a new banker education scholarship, the Tom Frost Memorial Scholarship. Named for the late Tom Frost of San Antonio-based Frost Bank, the scholarship is available to junior and senior students enrolled in the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University (SWGSB). “We’re … Read more

TFNB Your Bank for Life Opens Much-Needed Branch in East Waco—First Bank in the Area in More Than 100 Years

Last November, McGregor-based TFNB Your Bank for Life opened its fifth location at 715 Elm Ave. in East Waco. This is the first bank in East Waco in more than 100 years. The CenTex African American Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Greater Waco Chamber all helped TFNB commemorate the historic return of … Read more

Leonard Joins Private Bank at PlainsCapital as Wealth Strategist

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently welcomed Bill Leonard to its private bank as wealth strategist in Fort Worth. He will develop customized financial plans and investment strategies for The Private Bank’s clients, aligning their assets with their goals. Leonard joins PlainsCapital Bank having previously served in the private bank of a large national bank as senior … Read more