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History of First Bank Texas

First Bank Texas was chartered on January 13, 1885 in the original name of First National Bank of Baird, and we have been serving the Big Country Area for more than 133 years. To better meet the needs of our customers, we opened a banking office in Clyde, Texas during 1991, a new banking facility in Abilene, Texas during April of 1995, and another new office at the corner of Buffalo Gap Road and the Winter’s Freeway on March 31, 2005; we opened our newest Abilene office at the corner of East North 10th and Judge Ely Blvd on December 31, 2010. We have strategically positioned our offices in Abilene to serve the entire city.

On July 1, 2012, we merged four of our sister banks (First National Bank – Haskell, Mid-Cities (Bedford), Munday and Stamford) into our organization and changed our name to First Bank Texas for uniformity. We recently opened our newest location on March 1, 2016 in Grapevine to broaden our demographics to an area that was growing quickly within the Metroplex. You may use any of our offices to receive the same friendly service you are accustomed to.

First Bank Texas is a home-town bank with directors, officers, and employees who are committed to serving the community in which they work and live. Knowing customers by name and being eager to serve their needs is important in developing quality relationships. At First Bank Texas, we are committed to the tradition of providing superior service with a warm and friendly smile. In addition, we make our own decisions, we don’t ask you to call an 800 number and speak to a robot nor do we ask you to call anyone outside of the state to help you with any situation.

Each day our world becomes more technically advanced. The same is true of banking. However, at First Bank Texas we want our customers to know; no matter how advanced we become, you will never be just an account number to us.