First State Bank of Uvalde Star

News, activities and events of First State Bank and the area we serve.



2019 Company Picnic  
First State Bank of Uvalde recently held our annual company picnic at Rio Bella Resort in Rio Frio. We enjoyed great music, food and fun! Thank you to everyone who was able to join us. We look forward to the 2020 FSB Company Picnic!


Ladies' Coffee

We recently continued our Ladies' Coffee tradition in our McNelly Community Room. We have enjoyed bringing back a tradition of the Governor and Mrs. Briscoe. The ladies enjoyed pastries from The Tea Room of Uvalde located on the Historic Square in Uvalde adjacent to the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. We plan to continue with the next Ladies' Coffee in January and look forward to seeing the women of the community of Uvalde and the surrounding areas.



Camp Wood Customer Appreciation
FSB recently celebrated Camp Wood Customer Appreciation Day! Thank you to everyone who was able to participate! Our next Customer Appreciation Day will be in Carrizo Springs. See ya'll there! We appreciate your business!


Labor Day Parade 2019

First State Bank of Uvalde was honored to sponsor the 2019 Labor Day Golden Oldies Parade this past weekend.


Concan Customer Appreciation

We continued our Customer Appreciation Days in Concan this past Friday. Thank you to everyone who came out to participate. We appreciate you! We look forward to our next event.







Mrs. Resma Retires

Last week, we celebrated Concha Resma's retirement after 32 dedicated years. Best wishes in the next chapter of your life! Thank you for your hard work and commitment to First State Bank of Uvalde. We appreciate your dedication! Good luck and enjoy retirement!



First State Bank of Uvalde was honored to sponsor Uvalde School District's Teacher Convocation Breakfast for the 2019-2020 school year. We are excited about the energy and positivity exuded by the staff during this event! Go Coyotes and Lobos! Best of luck for the coming school year!


FSB Sponsors Holy Cross Festival in D'hanis

First State Bank of Uvalde was honored to sponsor the Holy Cross Festival in D'hanis this year.


Uvalde New Teacher Luncheon
First State Bank hosted the new Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District teachers and administrators today to lunch and a tour of our unique bank. We are excited for their upcoming 2019-2020 school year! Go Coyotes and Lobos!






First State Bank of Uvalde was recently featured in the YOLO TX episode highlighting all things Uvalde! We are honored to represent Uvalde and the Briscoe Legacy.


Stuff the Bus!
As a new school year approaches, First State Bank
of Uvalde and other local sponsors encourage you
to drop off school supplies for children in need in
our community at First State Bank or any other
Stuff the Bus locations in Uvalde.!
Pictured L to R : Paul Cummings, COO, Hanna Case, Marketing Assistant, Bill Dillard, Senior
Vice President, Chad D. Stary, CEO, Dr. Hal Harrel, UCISD Superintendent.





Leakey Customer Appreciation


We recently celebrated our customers in Leakey with another Customer Appreciation Day! Thank you for your business!





July Jubilee

First State Bank of Uvalde proudly served as Parade Sponsor in this year's July Jubilee in Leakey. What a great way to celebrate our nation's independence! We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday.



D'hanis State Champs


First State Bank celebrates D'hanis 2019 State baseball and softball champions! Congratulations Cowboys and Cowgirls!


Sahawe Indian Dancers 

Members of the Sahawe Indian Dancers who will be attending the International Boy Scout Jamboree this month join First State Bank President and CEO Chad Stary and Bank Loan Officer Ramon Castro at the Bank. First State Bank donated to help defray the expenses of the trip. In addition to leading the Sahawe Indian Dancers, Ramon heads the Small Loans Department for First State Bank.


Donation to Protect Real County Citizens

First State Bank President and CEO Chad Stary and Executive Vice President Paul Cummings recently presented a $1,000. donation to Real County Sheriff Nathan Johnson. The funds will be used to construct and maintain mobile animal Rabies Quarantine units. The facilities are designed to allow animals to be observed safely and comfortably.


Leakey Customer Appreciation Day


Customer Appreciation continues at our Frio Canyon Bank. Thank you for your business. We appreciate you!


Helping Keep Folks Cool

First State Bank President and CEO Chad Stary is joined by Bank Marketing Assistant Hanna Case and Executive Vice President Paul Cummings to show support for the Annual Summer Fan Drive. The Bank donated fans to the Drive which are distributed to needy Uvalde area residents to help them be more comfortable during the hot summer months.


HOTT Days Volunteer Dinner

First State Bank of Uvalde recently served dinner to the HOTT (Helping Out The Town) Days volunteers. These church youth group teams serve our neighbors in need by painting homes, doing yard work, general cleaning and light construction. Thank you for Helping Out The Town!


Supporting Area Law Enforcement

As an expression of our support for area Law Enforcement officers, First State Bank hosted Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to lunch in our McNelly Room. The troopers were using the room to conduct a district meeting and training session. This is the fourth time the DPS has scheduled such a meeting in the room. The Bank makes the McNelly Room available for law enforcement groups of various departments to use the facility free of charge.



Utopia Customer Appreciation Day 

We recently recognized our customers at our Utopia Bank. Thank you for your business. We appreciate you!


FSB reps the U

First State Bank of Uvalde proudly supports Uvalde Athletics. We recently sponsored the new Uvalde Athletics app created for fans to keep up with Uvalde sports all year long. FSB is proud to Rep the U! #reptheu

Pictured from L to R:Kenneth Hale (Uvalde Athletic intern), R.T. Gonzales (Uvalde Athletic Director), Cody Smith (Senior Vice President and Trust Officer), Chad D. Stary (President and CEO), and Ernest Ortiz (Uvalde Athletic intern).



Traveling Show, Yolo Texas, visits the Bank


We were honored to welcome travel show YOLO Texas to First State Bank of Uvalde.  President and CEO Chad D. Stary interviewed with show host A.C. about the growth of Uvalde and the bank's unique legacy, art and architecture. The Uvalde episode is scheduled to air later this year. 



Freddy Flores
Retires from FSB Uvalde

We thank Freddy Flores for his 44 years of dedicated service to First State Bank of Uvalde! Congratulations on your retirement and best wishes for the next chapter of your life with your family.

Pictured from Left to Right: Chad D. Stary, Freddy Flores, Bill Dillard, Paul Cummings


FSB Presents Memorial Scholarships

President and CEO of First State Bank of Uvalde, Chad D. Stary and SWTJC President Hector Gonzales present scholarships to two Uvalde High School graduates. The John Nance Garner Memorial Scholarship was presented to Ariana Perez and the Tully Garner Memorial Scholarship was presented to Samantha Zamarippa for the 2019-2020 Fall semester.

Pictured from Left to Right: Chad D. Stary, President and CEO of First State Bank, Samantha Zamarripa, Ariana Perez and Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President.


Sabinal Customer Appreciation Day

First State Bank of Uvalde - Sabinal Bank celebrated Customer Appreciation Day this past Friday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by. We appreciate you!

Pictured in first picture - Left to Right: Paul Cummings (Chief Operations Officer), Chad D. Stary (Chief Executive Officer), and Clemente Sotelo (Maintenance Supervisor).

Second and Third pictures -  Vice President and Sabinal Branch Manager Sophie Campos visits with local customers.

Bottom picture:
Sabinal Bank staff from Left to Right:
Cindy Moore,
Janay Oranday,
Sophie Campos and Irene Ybarra







Field Day

Hanna Case of the FSB Marketing Department answers questions at the First State Bank booth at the Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Center in Uvalde AgriLife Field Day.



Annual Private School Career Fair 

First State Bank Marketing Assistant Hanna Case gives good advice to students about making wise decisions with their money. The Bank offers Financial Literacy to students of all ages and adults also. 


St. Henry de Osso Family Project

Bill Dillard from First State Bank leads class discussion on the subject of saving money for the future. First State Bank and St. Henry de Osso Family Project partner on teaching financial literacy to both children and adults. Good money management skills lead to a better life. 


Dia De

Los Ninos

The Dia De Los Ninos Celebration honors the children of Uvalde and surrounding areas. First State Bank was represented at this year's event as a sponsor and a presenter. The Bank marketing staff handed out red FSB frisbees and Financial Literacy materials to children and parents and offered tips and advice on money smart practices.

Pictured on the left is Hanna Case, FSB Marketing Department and on the right, Dia De Los Ninos committee member, Rebecca Cantu  


Congratulations 2019 Graduates!

We are honored to recognize the 2019 high school graduates of our First State Bank employees. Congratulations to all graduates from Uvalde and the surrounding areas.

First State Bank of Uvalde, along with your family and friends, are very proud of your accomplishments and wish you luck and success in the future!

Pictured left to right: Jesse J. Arreola,
Bobby P. Ruiz Jr.,
Jake Quintanilla, Eleazar Garcia,
Chad D. Stary (President and CEO), Marcus De La Cruz, Elijah Flores,
Geronimo Vela Jr.,
Mason Hicks, and Samantha Threadgill.




Cactus Jack PBR & AFB

May 2, 2019

Scott Brauchle, with Briscoe Ranch and Chad Stary, CEO and President of First State Bank attended the 8th Annual Cactus Jack Foundation PBR Bull Riding and Professional Freestyle Bullfighting this Thursday night. Both companies were honored to sponsor this event benefitting the future of Uvalde by investing in the area youth.


Uvalde Go Blue Day

First State Bank employees Belinda Arreola, Hanna Case, and Kay Burns, are joined by  “Go Blue Day” event director, Bonny Herndon and Justine Garcia, CASA’s newest certified child advocate. Every year First State Bank sponsors a booth for this special event, because it brings awareness of the tragedy of child abuse in our area. We believe no child should ever have to suffer physical and/or mental abuse.

go blue 

East Main Branch Customer Appreciation Day





First State Bank of Uvalde celebrated our customers at our East Main Branch on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Our customers received a hot dog lunch grilled by our very own Paul Cummings and Freddy Flores. We thank our Uvalde and surrounding area customers for your loyal business and for being a part of the FSB family. We appreciate you and want you to have the BEST!

east main


FSB Featured on The Daytripper

"Chet heads to “Garner Country” to explore the legacy of US Vice President John Nance Garner.  He eats some South Texas sweetbread gorditas and drives real WW2 army tanks." and he visits our historic bank within a museum.



Click here to view episode

Daytripper Visit 2018

FSB presents Annual Law Enforcement Scholarship

First State Bank of Uvalde presented the SWTJC Law Enforcement Academy the first of an annual scholarship to honor those fallen in the line of duty. The scholarship will serve the dual purpose of honoring the memory of area fallen officers and it will help certain members of future generations of young men and women who want to pursue a career in the noble profession of law enforcement.

Pictured from Left to Right: Daniel Rodriguez, Uvalde Police Department Chief Of Police; Charles Mendeke, Uvalde County Sheriff; Bill Dillard, Senior Vice President & Director of Legacy & Marketing; Chad D. Stary, President & CEO; Andy Davila, Jr. Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator; Dr. Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President ; Texas Ranger Ryan Kindell

Law Enforcement

2018 Uvalde Hunters Round Up

First State Bank of Uvalde and Briscoe Ranch were the main sponsors for this year's 2018 Uvalde Hunters Roundup. It was packed and many enjoyed the evening which included a 30 gun raffle and John Deere Gator giveaway.

 Hunters Round Up 2018

SWTJC Students Receive FSB Scholarships

Three area students received scholarships to Southwest Texas Junior College this year from First State Bank of Uvalde. They are Lyndon B. Diongzon and Marla Bas, both of Uvalde, and Devin Bohannan of Utopia. Combined, the students received over $5000 in scholarships. 
For the past fifty years, First State Bank has presented scholarships to area students wishing to attend our local Junior College.
Pictured with this year’s recipients are: First State Bank CEO Chad Stary and College President Dr. Hector Gonzales.

SWTJC Scholarship Rec. 2018 

2018 Women's Health Expo a Success

On Tuesday, October 9th, around 500 women from Uvalde and the surrounding area gathered for the 5th meeting of Uvalde Memorial Hospital's WOMEN'S HEALTH EXPO. 
Rebekah Gregory, survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and motivational speaker, captivated the crowd with her story of courage and healing. First State Bank of Uvalde proudly sponsored Gregory and passed out pink FSB water bottles to attendees of the event. 

Women's Health Expo Mrs. Gregory 

FSB Receives Community Banking Award

 First State Bank of Uvalde received the Bronze Eagle Award for Financial Literacy from the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Best of Community Banking Awards. The project covered the bank's efforts in teaching good money management skills & the importance of saving to students and adults in the Southwest Texas area.
Shown are Chad D. Stary, President and CEO of First State Bank of Uvalde & Chris Williston, President and CEO of IBAT

 IBAT Award 2018


Former FSB Employee Turns 100 

Jo S. Noble turned 100 years young on September 18, 2018 and a grand celebration was held in her honor in the Captain Leander McNelly room at First State Bank of Uvalde. 

Shown are Bill Dillard, FSB Senior Vice President, Jo S. Noble, & Chad D. Stary, FSB President & CEO

100th Party

FSB Sponsors Local TSWCRA Event

The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers held its Membership Meeting at the Uvalde County Fair Plex on September 13th. The meeting was sponsored by First State Bank of Uvalde.
Chad Stary, President & CEO of FSB, was the speaker at the event which was well attended by area Ranchers and their families. TSWCRA gave an update on legislative areas they are working on to preserve the Ranching way of life. 

TSWCRA 2018 1




By Laura Nelson

Chanel Perez, a senior at Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, received this year's scholarship from the First State Bank of Uvalde.

Pictured from left to right:

Dr. Veronica Mendez Maqueo, Dean of Sul Ross Rio Grande College, RGC student Chanel Perez, and Chad D. Stary, President and CEO of First State Bank of Uvalde

Sul Ross Scholarship 18









































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