Our History

The First State Bank opened its doors in Louise, Texas, on May 7, 1956 with $100,000 original capital. The first officers were John W. Hancock, President; L.S. Stockton, Executive Vice President and Cashier; and M.W. Crowell, Vice President. By the end of September of the same year, The First State Bank had over $1 million in assets.

The First State Bank continues to grow and is resolved to stay independent. Today the bank has over $468 million in assets, $42 million in capital and 11 branches -- Louise, El Campo, Sweeny, Blessing, Wharton, Ganado, Bay City, Angleton, Victoria, Woodsboro and Refugio. The First State Bank is proud of its community involvement and quality service.

We live up to our motto:  "Friendliest Bank Anywhere." Come in and let us prove it to you!