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Austin Bank – What Makes us Different

The First National Bank of Jacksonville opened it’s doors October 1st, 1900. Many have contributed to the institution which began as the First National Bank of Jacksonville. Early visionaries wanted to nurture a bank that would grow deep roots in the community and thrive with the passage of time. They realized over 100 years ago the need to establish a bank that would provide the financial stability and trust that would in turn contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Jacksonville community.

In 1996, the Austin's six affiliate banks changed their name to Austin Bank.  Soon after in 1999, the six banks formed one charter with 17 offices.  

The original 6 bank charters were:
  • First State Bank, Rusk, TX
  • First State Bank, Big Sandy, TX
  • First State Bank, Timpson, TX
  • First National Bank, Jacksonville, TX
  • First National Bank, Whitehouse, TX
  • Texas National Bank, Longview, TX
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The leadership of Austin Bank - John P. Williams, President/CEO, Jeff Austin, Jr., Chairman, Jeff Austin III, Vice Chairman
L- R: John P. Williams, President/CEO, Jeff Austin, Jr., Chairman, Jeff Austin, III, Vice Chairman 

“Austin Bank’s core values of honesty and service have guided us for over 100 years. Growing with 31 locations in 21 cities and 10 East Texas counties, Austin Bank is a trusted financial source for the families and businesses we serve in East Texas – today and for generations to come.” Jeff Austin, Jr.