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Our banking journey began in 1973, when a group of investors organized by Charles T. "Chuck" Doyle, Chairman Emeritus, purchased First State Bank of Hitchcock. The group set goals and successfully established a network of community banks in all ten incorporated cities in Galveston County by the end of the Twentieth Century.

By the end of 1999, part of Doyle's vision became a reality: Texas First Bank could be found in all thirteen cities in Galveston County.

Now, four decades after first opening its doors, Texas First Bank operates 27 banking centers and 52 ATM locations in Southeast Texas across seven counties — Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, and Montgomery.


Jan 2, 1962

Opened First State Bank of Hitchcock

Jan 3, 1973

First State Bank of Hitchcock was purchased by a group of investors organized by Charles T. Doyle

Mar 27, 1975

Opened Bank of the West on Stewart Road in Galveston. This bank was the first bank to be organized on the island by a group from the mainland.

Apr 23, 1982

Opened Gulf National Bank in Texas City

Jun 5, 1985

Opened Gulf Shores Bank in Crystal Beach

Jan 22, 1991

Opened Bank of the West on Broadway in Galveston

Nov 29, 1993

Opened First State Bank of Hitchcock in La Marque on FM 1764

Aug 3, 1995

Name change on all banks to Texas First Bank

Oct 10, 1995

Opened Texas First Bank-Kemah

Nov 6, 1995

Opened Texas First Bank-Pirates Beach in Galveston

Dec 7, 1996

Opened Texas First Bank-Dickinson

Feb 28, 1998

Opened Texas First Bank-League City

Jan 25, 1999

Opened Texas First Bank-Friendswood

Dec 13, 1999

Opened Texas First Bank-La Marque Oak Street

Aug 31, 2000

Texas First Bank and Rust-Ewing affiliation announcement & Broadway/Monument Square dedication

Sep 1, 2000

Texas First Bank's Internet Banking Program launched

Jun 1, 2003

Texas First Bank became the FIRST bank in Texas and the second in the nation to offer customers Visa Extras for customers with the Visa Credit and Debit Card to earn reward points each time the cards are used.

Nov 19, 2003

Texas First Bank-Friendswood Grand Opening in the new building

Aug 11, 2004

Texas First Bank-Crystal Beach ribbon cutting on remodel/expansion

Oct 13, 2004

Texas First Bank-Bay Colony Ground Breaking ceremony

Nov 1, 2004

Acquisition of Paramount Mortgage Company

Jan 1, 2005

Opened SBA Lending Office in Pearland

Jun 2, 2005

Texas First Bank-Bay Colony Ribbon Cutting ceremony

Sep 14, 2005

Re-Opened Texas First Bank- La Marque FM 1764 to include Banking Center, Operations Center, & Mortgage Company

Jan 26, 2006

Acquired Gulf Coast Bank with locations in Jefferson, Harris and Chambers counties

Apr 1, 2006

Gulf Coast Bank officially becomes Texas First Bank in Baytown, Fannett and Winnie

Sep 13, 2007

Texas First Bank-Pearland Ribbon cutting ceremony

Feb 1, 2008

Purchased Sullivan Insurance Agency

Mar 15, 2009

Opened Houston Business Bank

Jan 14, 2010

Opened Texas First Bank-Alvin

Jun 9, 2010

Opened Texas First Bank - Mid County location

Jul 20, 2012

Acquired Houston Business Bank with one location in Houston

Aug 17, 2012

Acquired Texas Coastal Bank with locations in Deer Park and Pasadena

Jan 31, 2014

Acquired Hull State Bank with locations in Hull and Liberty

April 1, 2018

Purchased Assurance One Insurance in Houston

July 1, 2019

Acquired Preferred Bank with locations in Conroe, Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands

Jan 18, 2022

Opened Texas First Bank - Beaumont location

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