Community National Bank Hires Pigg as Senior Vice President

Berry Pigg has joined Midland-based Community National Bank as senior vice president in Lubbock. He has been a commercial lender in Lubbock for more than 30 years, with experience in commercial real estate, equipment financing, construction lending and all types of business financing. Pigg holds a finance degree from the Rawls College of Business at … 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

Vista Bank Hires O’Brien as Deposit Operations Analyst in Lubbock

Dallas-based Vista Bank recently hired Jeremy O’Brien to serve as deposit operations analyst. Prior to joining Vista Bank, he served as deposit operations specialist team lead for PlainsCapital Corp. from 2012 to 2021, and before that, as commercial teller/personal banker at American State Bank for two years. O’Brien attended South Plains College. According to a … Read more

First United Bank Announces 2021 Promotions

Lubbock-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank and Spirit Mortgage, recently announced the following promotions: Julie Parsons, vice president. She has been with the bank since 2018 and has 23 years of mortgage industry experience. Parsons offices in the bank’s Amarillo Colonies banking center, where she is a mortgage loan officer. She … Read more

Western Bank Promotes Coke to Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer

Dan Odom, president and CEO of Lubbock-based Western Bank, recently announced the promotion of Christopher W. Coke to executive vice president/chief lending officer. With more than 25 years of banking experience, Coke has been with Western Bank since 2016. Prior to this promotion, he served as senior vice president/loan officer. Established in 1909, Western Bank … Read more

Peoples Bancorp to Acquire Baylor Bancshares/First Bank & Trust

Lubbock-based Peoples Bancorp Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Peoples Bank, announced the signing of a definitive agreement on December 30 to acquire Seymour-based Baylor Bancshares Inc. and its subsidiaries, First Bank & Trust and Baylor Mortgage Co. Inc. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021. As of September 30, … Read more

Silva Joins Lone Star State Bank as Executive Vice President in Midland

Mike Davis, Midland president of Lubbock-based Lone Star State Bank, recently announced that Randy Silva has joined the bank as executive vice president. Working out of the bank’s Midland office, Silva will focus on commercial and energy lending, as well as business development. With 19 years of financial services experience, he previously served at San … Read more

Rawls College of Business Establishes E.W. & J. David Williams Institute for Community Banking & Finance

With approval from the Texas Tech University System’s Board of Regents at its October 16 meeting, Texas Tech University’s Jerry S. Rawls College of Business has established the E.W. & J. David Williams Institute for Community Banking & Finance. Made possible by a generous gift from longtime Texas Tech supporter and community bank executive J. … Read more

Texas Panhandle Boasts Numerous ‘Best Banks to Work For’ in 2020

American Banker, along with Best Companies Group, recently cited 85 financial institutions across the U.S. as inductees on its 2020 “Best Banks to Work For” list. The recognition honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. It’s no surprise that a number of Texas-based community banks are included on the list. What’s interesting, though, is the … Read more

Prosperity Bank Remembers 9/11 with 18th Annual American Tribute Flag Field

El Campo-based Prosperity Bank, the City of Lubbock and Lubbock ISD are partnering for the 18th-annual American Tribute Flag Field. The flags are flying from September 11 to September 18 at Kastman Park, located at Lynnhaven Dr. and South Loop 289 in Lubbock. The flag field tribute serves as a remembrance of the lives lost … Read more