Congratulations BOCB Winners

Texas community banks continue to blow us away with your Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Award submissions—and this year was no exception. In fact, we had nearly 15 more amazing entries than in recent years. IBAT bank members do outstanding work both in your communities and in your banks. Special congratulations to Texas Bank and Trust for its financial literacy entry, “The Money project,” which is this year’s Best of Show winner. Additionally, Happy State Bank’s community service entry, “The Blue Flag Campaign;” Legend Bank’s bank culture entry, “Walk This Way to Wellness;” and First United Bank’s bank culture entry, “A Calendar of Culture: How to Embody the Spirit of West Texas,” won top spots with the Community Spirit Award.

Listed below are the 2019 BOCB Gold Eagle Award winners, and all other winners can be found here. Thank you to each and every bank that entered for the positive impact you make on your community.


Architectural Design

  • First Bank, Frisco
  • Independent Bank, McKinney
  • Kleberg Bank, Kingsville
  • Western Bank, Lubbock

Bank Culture

  • First United Bank, Lubbock (COMMUNITY SPIRIT)
  • Legend Bank, Bowie (COMMUNITY SPIRIT)
  • Happy State Bank, Amarillo
  • Kleberg Bank, Kingsville

Community Service

  • Happy State Bank, Amarillo (COMMUNITY SPIRIT)
  • Centennial BANK, Lubbock
  • Fort Hood National Bank, Fort Hood
  • Woodforest National Bank, The Woodlands

Financial Literacy

  • Texas Bank and Trust, Longview (BEST OF SHOW)
  • Fort Hood National Bank, Fort Hood


  • First National Bank, Wichita Falls
  • Independent Bank, McKinney
  • Legend Bank, Bowie
  • VeraBank, Henderson