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The Texas Historical Commission granted The First National Bank of Beeville with an Official Texas Historical Marker in recognition of the significant role we played in the development of this region.

From the Texas Historical Commission Marker:

Beeville, the county seat of Bee County since 1860, did not have a secure bank until 1890, when The First National Bank of Beeville opened for business. Prior to that year, the town's only banking facility was A. C. Jones' general store, where some area residents stored money under a loose floorboard behind the counter.

The increases in population and trade volume brought by the arrival of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass and the Gulf, Western, & Pacific railways in the late 1880's made the establishment of a bank necessary.

In December of 1889 thirty investors met and organized The First National Bank of Beeville and elected A. C. Jones, Louis B. Randall, B.W. Klipstein, J.H. O'Connor, Viggo Kohler, J.C. Wood, and J.R. Hoxie to the first Board of Directors.

The First National Bank of Beeville operated on the courthouse square until 1894, when it relocated to the vicinity of the railroad depot. Functioning at that site for 66 years, the bank moved in 1960 and again in 1984 to be near major auto routes.

It is one of the few banks in South Texas to have been independently and locally owned and operated for one hundred years in 1992.

Important Events in Our History

1800s

1889

Correspondence with reference to establishment of a bank in Beeville begins between Capt. A. C. Jones, whose general store served in the capacity of bank for local farmers and ranchers, merchants and other citizens, and two businessmen, Louis B. Randall of Fort Worth and Berkley W. Klipstein of Kansas City, begins.

December 30, 1889

Stockholders' organizational meeting held, at which seven directors are elected:

Capt. A. C. Jones, Chairman

  • B.W. Klipstein
  • Viggo Kohler
  • J.R. Hoxie
  • J.H. O'Connor
  • J.C. Wood
  • Louis B. Randall

At the second meeting, the officers are elected:

  • Louis B Randall, president
  • A.C. Jones, first vice president
  • J.H. O'Connor, second vice president
  • B.W. Klipstein, cashier

February 20, 1890 to March 1, 1890

Issuance of charter establishing The First National Bank of Beeville.

March 1, 1890

Bank opens for first day of business in its building on east side of courthouse square, and reports $5,556.16 in deposits.

February 20, 1890

First National Bank issued Charter No. 4238 by the Comptroller of the Currency. Profits of $6,244.86 reported in first year.

December 31, 1890

Bank's surplus fund reaches $10,000.00.

June 30, 1891

First dividend of 5% to stockholders declared.

1894

Bank moves to its second building, a two-story rock edifice, on Beeville's main street, at 201 N. Washington St. It was remodeled twice, in 1921 and 1947, and remained there for 66 years.

1900s

March, 1910

Following Randall's resignation, John C. Wood becomes president, serving from 1910-12 and again in 1919.

January, 1912

Klipstein elected president; serves until his death in 1918.

January 1920

George A. Ray, Sr. named president; serves until 1934.

January, 1934

A. C. "Dick" Jones, grandson of founder, elected president; serves until his death in 1957.

January, 1958

George A. Ray, Jr. named president.

January, 1960

Rapidly expanding bank moves to third location, a much larger and more modern building at 111 E. Corpus Christi, St.

January, 1966

H. B. Hause elected president; serves until his retirement in 1981.

February, 1981

Bevans Welder elected president; serves until his resignation in 1989.

July, 1984

Bank moves to present locale, the new, two-story brick building at 1400 E. Houston St., holds grand opening on July 7.

February, 1989

Gary Roberts named president – serves until 1991.

December 31, 1989

Latest financial report shows bank's total assets at $56,932,000, deposits of $49,759,000 and loans of $11,310,000.

March 1, 1990

First National observes 100th anniversary, to hold open house for the public from 2-6 p.m., with dedication ceremony at 4 o'clock.

November, 1990

Board approved application for a 100 year historical marker to be placed on bank premises.

February 13, 1991

Lon C Cartwright retired from the Board of Directors.

March 13, 1991

H.B. Hause is elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.

July 11, 1991

Blackstone Dilworth, Jr. appointed to Board of Directors.

C. R. Miller, Jr. Named as President; serves until 1999.

August 7, 1991

George G. (Jeff) Latcham appointed to Board of Directors Fred Jennings resigned from the Board of Directors.

September 16, 1992

Dr. John W. Reagan announced retirement as Advisory Director of the Board of Directors.

November 17, 1992

Historical marker is dedicated.

March 17, 1993

Mike W. Marshall appointed Secretary to the Board of Directors.

August 17, 1994

Dr. James A. Hatfield appointed to the Board of Directors.

October 15, 1994

Merger of Yorktown Community Bank and The First National Bank of Beeville was completed.

October 19, 1994

James P. Burda named President of Yorktown branch; served until 2004

March 20, 1996

George A. Ray III was recognized for 23 years of service as a member of the Board of Directors. He did not stand for re-election.

October 16, 1996

Gary A. Roberts, member of Board of Directors and past President of FNB, submits resignation.

March 31, 1997

H.H. Laechelin, Jr. retired as Executive Vice President. Remained Advisory Director to the Board of Directors.

July 16, 1997

Board of Directors approved development of an Internet access service, providing service to both customers and non-customers.

October 15, 1997

Brannon Brooke appointed to the Board of Directors

September 16, 1998

Director James P. Heard passed away

December 17, 1998

Director W. W. Jones, II, great-grandson of Captain A. C. Jones, one of the Bank's founders, passed away. Mr. Jones was first elected to the BOD in 1957 and served as chairman from 1973 to 1991.

April 21, 1999

F.A. Hause, II appointed to the Board of Directors.

A. C. Jones, IV appointed to the Board of Directors.

July 21, 1999

J. Lindsey Green named President/CEO/Director.

2000s

March 15, 2000

Dr. Rodney Schorlemmer appointed to Board of Directors.

April 18, 2001

James R. Millikin and Blackstone Dilworth, Jr. appointed as Advisory Directors to the Board of Directors.

October, 2002

Bank surpasses $100 million in total deposits.

March, 2003

The First National Bank introduces its new debit card product.

January 21, 2004

Bobby Strieber named President of the Yorktown Branch.

March 16, 2005

James R. Millikin announced retirement from the position of Advisory Director to the Board of Directors after 40 years of service, beginning January 12, 1965 with his tenure as Director.

May, 2005

Bank surpasses $50 million in total loans.

September 21, 2005

Mike W. Marshall appointed to the Board of Directors.

May 17, 2006

Gwenyth M. Burris appointed as Secretary to Board of Directors.

August 31, 2006

Mike W. Marshall celebrated the anniversary of his 30th year of employment at FNB.

December 20, 2006

OCC approval received, clearing the way for the establishment of a branch bank facility in Seguin Guadalupe County, Texas.

September 24, 2007

Seguin Branch opened its temporary facility.

March 3, 2008

Ground breaking for Seguin Branch new facility.

November 2012

Mike Marshall resigned as EVP/CFO and Director.

June 30, 2013

J. Lindsey Green resigned as President/CEO/Director.

July 1, 2013

Brian Schneider named President/CEO/Director.

March 31, 2017

Bank surpasses $330 million in assets and $240 million in loans.

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