BANK HISTORY

First State Bank first opened its doors on August 12, 1914. The bank was chartered and operated as Live Oak County State Bank until May 23, 1932, when the current name was adopted. Past stockholders include John Nance Garner, former Vice President of The United States. Over the past 90 years the bank has exhibited the strength to endure The Great Depression, numerous recessions, floods, oil busts, and real estate downturns – never once closing its doors to its customers. On August 12, 2016 First State Bank started a new chapter, under new ownership, and a plan to expand into new markets.  Our first new branch in Beaumont, Texas opened on November 28, 2016 to service the Southeast Texas region and a second branch was opened in Orange, Texas in February of 2017.  We take pride in serving our community yesterday, today, and tomorrow.