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

Perry Succeeds Christian as Peoples Bank President

Terry Christian, Paris-based Peoples Bank’s president, retired at the end of 2020 and the bank’s board voted unanimously to promote T. Bradley Perry to fill the position, according to a report in The Paris News. Christian served as president of the bank for 31 years. “In 1989, (Chairman and CEO) Ronnie Abbott and the existing … 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

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