Peoples Bancorp Completes Acquisition of Baylor Bancshares

On May 3, Lubbock-based Peoples Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Peoples Bank, announced the successful closing of the previously announced acquisition of Seymour-based Baylor Bancshares Inc., the parent company of the First Bank & Trust. The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both bank holding companies and their subsidiary banks … Read more

Thomas Wesley Herbst, Former President and CEO of First State Bank of Jasper, Passes Away

Thomas Wesley Herbst, former president and CEO of First State Bank of Jasper, passed away on January 8. He was 87. After earning a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas in 1956, he worked for the Ethyl Corp. in Houston before returning to Jasper to work for the First State Bank in … Read more