About Us

We've been building strong relationships since 1880

Though we've grown bigger and stronger, we still take pride in being a family-owned community bank.

Our story dates to the days of the Old West, when Texas was still not quite tamed. Still, businesses and families began to flourish and banks opened to serve their needs.

Since the late 1800s, our banks grew, expanded the number of our locations to 14 which make up the First Bank Texas family. In many ways, we've maintained our roots as a place that knows customers by name, is eager to serve their needs, and focuses on developing quality relationships while we offer high tech management of your banking relationship.

First Baird Bancshares acquired four First National Banks in Baird, Weatherford, Munday and Mid Cities over the years.  Two of those banks were chartered in the 1800’s, First National Bank of Baird in 1885 and First National Bank of Weatherford in 1880.  Today, those smaller First National Banks have been merged into one, First Bank Texas which operates the oldest national bank charter in Texas.

First Bank Texas is a community bank with directors, officers, and employees who are committed to serving the community in which they work and live. We are committed to the tradition of providing the same superior service with a warm and friendly smile that you’ve come to expect. In addition, we make our own decisions; we don’t ask you to call an 800 number to get information; nor do we ask you to call anyone outside of the state to discuss your finances.

Each day, our world becomes more technology advanced. The same is true of banking. At First Bank Texas, we want you to know that no matter how high tech we become, you will never be just an account number to us. Thank you for trusting us with your banking needs!

Locally Owned

First Bank Texas has been a long-standing friend to Texas families.
Building strong homes, businesses and friendships since 1880.


Strength & Stability

Our goal is to rank among the top performing banks for financial security, capital adequacy, asset quality, profitability, liquidity, and stability. By operating at such a level, we are able to provide the support and service our customers and communities deserve and have come to expect from us while inspiring confidence in our business practices. 


Support & Service

In addition to serving the financial needs of the communities in which we do business, our community development services provide a number of additional benefits.

First Bank Texas is a full-service financial institution serving customers in Texas, with locations in Abilene, Baird, Bedford, Clyde, Grapevine, Haskell, Hudson Oaks, Munday, Stamford, Weatherford, and Willow Park.

Hear About These Values From Our Customers

See what our valued customers are saying about being a part of the First Bank Texas family and what Locally Owned, Strength & Stability and Support & Service mean to them.  

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Jacob Shulman

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