Texas Bankers Association Partners with CareerWork$ to Expand Its BankWork$ Free Career Training Program Across Texas

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) has partnered with national nonprofit organization CareerWork$ to support the expansion of its signature free vocational training program, BankWork$, in Texas. The program, which currently operates classes at Dallas College, helps young adults from low-income communities build meaningful careers in banking through a free eight-week career training program, with placement assistance … Read more

April 4–10, 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions The OCC reports that it has approved an application by Lone Star Capital Bank National Association, based in San Antonio, to acquire Business Bank of Texas National Association, based in Austin. 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 … Read more

Frontier Bank Going Solar, Leading Efforts to Reduce C02 Impact

When a bank launches a green initiative, sustainability may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but Elgin-based Frontier Bank of Texas is changing that perception on several fronts. From the installation of solar energy panels to the financing of commercial conservation efforts, Frontier Bank is breaking new ground by identifying and acting … Read more

San Antonio’s Broadway Bank Expanding Footprint into Round Rock with New Loan Production Office

San Antonio-based Broadway Bank has announced the opening of a new loan production office (LPO) in Round Rock. The location will offer both business and personal loan products and services, including commercial loans, commercial real estate, business banking, private banking and mortgages. The new LPO is part of the bank’s aggressive plan for growth in … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Announces Senior-Level Leadership Promotions in Dallas, Austin and Lubbock

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced a series of senior-level leadership promotions across its Dallas, Austin and Lubbock markets. John Owens has transitioned from West Texas region chairman to chairman emeritus. He co-founded PlainsCapital Bank in 1988 and has more than four decades of banking experience in the Lubbock area. He received a BBA degree and … Read more

Capital Bank of Texas to be Acquired by BAT Investments

Austin-based BAT Investments Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Capital Bank of Texas, headquartered in Carrizo Springs. With branches in Carrizo Springs and Crystal City, as well as a loan production office in Austin, Capital Bank of Texas has assets of approximately $84 million. The bank was established in 2003. The acquisition is expected to … Read more

Absher Hired by Broadway Bank to Nurture Further Growth in Austin Market

San Antonio-based Broadway Bank recently announced the hiring of Blake Absher as executive vice president and Austin market executive to spearhead strategic growth in Central Texas. The bank  entered the market in 2012 and currently has seven locations in Austin and the surrounding area, and it’s positioned to expand services and hire more talent in 2021. Regional expansion … Read more

Austin FC and Q2 Announce Stadium Naming Rights Partnership

On January 25, Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer (MLS), announced that it has entered into a multiyear stadium-naming-rights partnership with Q2 Holdings Inc., an Austin-based provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending, for its state-of-the-art, $260-million stadium. Austin FC’s 20,500-plus seat Q2 Stadium will become one of 20 soccer-specific stadia … Read more

American Bank Elects Hoover to Board, Greenwood Appointed Chairman of Advisory Board

Ben Wallace, chairman of the board of Corpus Christi-based American Bank, has announced that Clayton J. Hoover Jr. has been elected to the bank’s board of directors and Robert Greenwood has been appointed to serve as chairman of the bank’s advisory board of directors. Advisory board members act as bank ambassadors and provide advice and … Read more

Lone Star Capital Bank Announces Agreement to Acquire Business Bank of Texas

San Antonio-based Lone Star Capital Bank NA has entered into a purchase-and-assumption agreement for substantially all of the assets, deposits and certain other liabilities of Austin-based Business Bank of Texas NA. The acquisition is expected to be completed early in the second quarter of 2021. Established in 2007, Business Bank of Texas has total assets of … Read more