First State Bank of Uvalde Star

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



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.

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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!

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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.



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Daytripper Visit 2018

FSB Red Tribute


A group of First State Bank employees celebrated Valentine's Day in red, while also paying tribute to Governor and Janey Briscoe and their love of the color as seen throughout our bank.


Best Wishes

To Beverly


After 27 years of service to First State Bank of Uvalde’s Sabinal Branch, Beverly Schmidt is retiring. Beverly was named Branch Manager at Sabinal shortly after the Bank was purchased in 1992. However, she was also an employee of the former Sabinal Bank and as such she worked in the same building for 40 years.  “On behalf of the Officers, Directors and Staff of First State Bank, I want to say Thank You to Beverly Schmidt for the years of service and commitment the she has given to our Bank and to Sabinal,” said Bank President and CEO Chad Stary.

Pictured left to right:
Federico Flores, Marisela Boyles, Cindy Moore, Beverly Schmidt, Chad Stary


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

SA Monthly Magazine Visits FSB

The SA Monthly Magazine toured the First State Bank of Uvalde on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Bill Dillard, Director of Legacy and Marketing, gave a detailed history of the Bank and artwork collection. Shown in the picture with Chad D. Stary, President and CEO, is Bryan Sherve, director of Food, Drink and Culture. SA Monthly Magazine has a circulation of over 80,000.

We welcome Bryan and SA Magazine and look forward to their upcoming article.

SA Monthly Visits FSB 2018

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 

FSB Presents Check to Retiring Rodeo Coach

First State Bank Officers Cody Smith and John Paul Schuster present a $1000 check to the SWTJC Rodeo Club to Roy Angermiller in honor of his retirement after serving for 38 years as Rodeo Team Coach. The SWTJC Rodeo was held the first weekend in October. 


SWTJC Check Photo Op 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. 

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FSB to Sponsor Speaker at Women's Health Expo 2018

 "In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, Uvalde Memorial Hospital is hosting a Women’s Health Expo to take place on Tuesday, October 9th at the Ssgt. Willie de Leon Civic Center from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Our focus is not only on breast cancer awareness but overall women’s health and encouraging women to take an active approach to their healthcare." - Uvalde Memorial Hospital, web page info. 
First State Bank of Uvalde will sponsor Rebekah Gregory, keynote speaker for the event.

For more information please click the button below to visit Uvalde Memorial Hospital website:UMH Website


Women's Health Expo 2018



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

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