IBAT's Steve Scurlock and Mae Beth Palone recently accompanied Texas First Lady Anita Perry and members of the Texas Historical Commission on the annual Main Street Tour. This was the 18th consecutive year that IBAT has sponsored this tour which recognizes Texas’ cities and towns for their downtown revitalization efforts. Local community banks participate in these restoration efforts by providing low interest loans to help in revitalization efforts. The group began its tour in San Angelo which has been designated as a Texas Treasures City. The group later visited Victoria where Mrs. Perry applauded the city for its designation as a 2012 Texas Main Street City.
Photo: Several local San Angelo area banks participated in the festivities. Pictured with IBAT Executive Vice President Steve Scurlock are l-r John Childers, Bank of San Angelo; Gary Cox, Texas State Bank; and Dean McIntyre, First State Bank. Other participating bankers not pictured in photo include Don Johnston, American State Bank; Todd Huckabee and Debbie Long, Crockett National Bank; Joey Davis, Bank & Trust, ssb; and Jay Freitag, First National Bank in Sonora. Also on hand for the celebration was IBAT Associate Member Will Welch of CalTech.