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

While You Were Taking Care of Your Customers

For more than a year, community bankers have been hard at work saving the nation’s small businesses via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The effort has been nothing short of heroic—and, from what I am hearing, PPP didn’t just provide short-term income for community banks in 2020; the relationships earned with new customers in the … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Promotes Fowlkes to Banking Officer/Portfolio Manager

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas recently promoted Bryson Fowlkes to banking officer/portfolio manager at the bank’s Dallas branch location. Originally from Abilene, he joined the bank in 2018 starting as a credit analyst and recently transitioned to a portfolio manager. Fowlkes earned a finance degree from Texas Tech University. Established in 1998, FirstCapital Bank of Texas … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes New Denton Banking Group

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently welcomed a new lending team to serve the Denton area. Ernie McGee serves as president; James E. Posey and Alex Eysermans serve as senior vice presidents and commercial loan officers; Kevin Hodge serves as a commercial loan officer; and Jeanette Hoffman serves as senior lending assistant. The new Denton banking group marks … Read more

Georgia-Based Cadence Bank Pledges $500,000 to Texas Southern University

On March 1, Texas Southern University (TSU) announced a $500,000 pledge of support for its Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJSB) from Atlanta, Georgia-based Cadence Bank. The three-year pledge will support the school’s new Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP), set to launch this fall. The new academic program gives students direct exposure to commercial banking. … Read more

IBC Bank Promotes Valdez to Bank Officer

On March 2, Laredo-based IBC Bank announced the promotion of Ernesto Valdez, commercial portfolio manager, to bank officer. As a bank officer in the commercial lending department, he will be responsible for maintaining a client loan portfolio of more than 300 accounts, as well as obtaining new loans. He will also be one of the … Read more

Vantage Bank Texas and LPGA Major Winner Angela Stanford Partner to Fight Cancer

San Antonio-based Vantage Bank Texas and seven-time LPGA winner and major champion Angela Stanford are partnering to provide educational opportunities for children whose families have been impacted by cancer. Stanford formed The Angela Stanford Foundation in 2009 to provide scholarships for students whose families affected by the disease. The foundation currently supports 20 college students through … Read more

A Review of the 2021 Paycheck Protection Program

The 2021 release of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The new release of the program arrived at the right time, as the health of small businesses had deteriorated toward the end of 2020. In this report, we first … 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