BauerFinancial Inc., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, announces that Texas Bank and Trust Co., headquartered in Longview has once again earned its recommended status of five stars. This marks the 91st consecutive quarter that Texas Bank and Trust Co. has earned a recommended rating from Bauer.

BauerFinancial has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks since 1983. Earning a five-star rating from Bauer indicates that Texas Bank and Trust Co. is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

Texas Bank and Trust Co. was established in 1958, and has been providing top quality banking services to its neighbors ever since. Today, Texas Bank and Trust Co. operates 21 branch offices throughout the region in addition to its website (


The Society of Human Resources Management will honor the launch of a new chapter at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors, 2722 South Southeast Loop 323.

The RoseCity SHRM chapter will be recognized by the national organization and introduced to the public. RSVP through Eventbrite.


Michael Phea has been named executive vice president, senior credit officer of Southside Bank. Michael will serve as a credit partner to the East Texas and Central Texas markets. Michael has more than 12 years of commercial banking experience, and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler.


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