On Saturday, June 29th, the Devine Chamber of Commerce held a golf tournament to raise money for the free summer activities that the Chamber sponsors for the community! Security State Bank was a hole sponsor for the event and even had an employee, Matt Martinez, VP at our Main Office, participate in the tournament and take first place! Pictured here from left to right are the first place team, Abel Martinez, Swanson Smith,Matt Martinez, and team cheerleader Ainsley Martinez!
On Saturday, June 15th, SSB Vice President’s, Matt Martinez & Kellen Nixon, both represented Security State Bank at the Annual Dean Bates Memorial Golf Tournament. The Dean Bates Memorial is a Scholarship fund that has raised over $20,000.00 in scholarships for Devine Seniors! Security State Bank was a hole sponsor for this event and Matt Martinez and his teammates took 1st place at the tournament! Pictured here from left to right are: Swanson Smith, Susan Smith, Kristin Muennink, Abel Martinez, Matt Martinez, and Chad Saunders.
Kellen Nixon, VP of our Devine Branch and pictured far left, participated in the Devine Lions Club golf tournament along with Charlie Baker & Willie Shelton, both members of the community. The tournament was held on June 8th at the Devine Municipal Golf Course and their team came home with 2nd place! SSB supports the Devine Lions Club because they are very active in the community and show lots of support to our local schools! The Lions Club is always helping where there is a need!
It is with a heavy heart that Security State Bank announces the passing of longtime employee and SSB Director, Buck B. Newsom. Buck was born on October 6, 1951 and passed away on June 8, 2019. He began his employment with SSB in 1978 in the Operations Department and worked his way up to being a Loan Officer. In 1994, Buck was added to SSB’s Board of Directors and later retired in December of 2017 as an Executive Vice-President. Buck was loved by his bank family as well as his customers and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Services will be held at 10am on June 13, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church located at 507 East San Antonio Street, Pearsall, TX. Funeral Arrangements are being made through Hurley’s Funeral Home in Pearsall, TX.
On Thursday, May 23rd, Carrie Schutze & Mary Mangold, both of the Castroville Branch, set up a table at Medina Valley High School’s Annual Career Fair and discussed various banking careers with their High School students! They had brochures on hand that contained background information about the banking industry and listed different jobs that are available. They also discussed different degrees that the students could pursue in order to find a job in banking! It was a fun afternoon and they got to visit with numerous students who were very interested in banking careers!
May 12th – 18th is National Police Week and to show their appreciation to the local police department, the Pleasanton Branch dropped off some goodies at the Police Station! May 15th is also recognized at Peace Officer Memorial Day so all of the Pleasanton Branch employees wore blue to show their respect for all fallen officers! These were just a few small ways that SSB used to show just how much Law Enforcement means to them! Pictured Left to Right are: James Salinas, Two Pleasanton Law Enforcement Agents, Kara Luna and RB Hurley.
On Friday, May 3rd, Security State Bank was a Silver Sponsor for the Annual Beer & Wine Festival held at Serendipity in Castroville! Pictured here are (Left to Right,) Mary Mangold, VP & Carrie Schutze, AVP, both from our Castroville Branch who were among the many people in attendance. Even through the rain, patrons stuck around for the great food and live music! There was also a silent auction with lots of great prizes and all proceeds benefited the Castroville Chamber of Commerce!
Congratulations to the Pleasanton Eagle Baseball team on their victory over the Hondo Owls, to earn themselves the title of Bi-District Champions! They are now heading to the Area Playoff game and will meet up against the winner of the Hildalgo versus Ingleside series. Good Luck Eagles!!
Congratulations to the Medina Valley Panther Softball Team on earning the Area Championship Title on May 2nd by defeating Lockhart! They will be heading to the Regional Quarterfinals game next and will be up against the winner of the Edison versus Seguin series that is currently being played. Good Luck Panthers!!
Congratulations to the Natalia Mustang Baseball team for earning a spot in the playoffs! They will face off against the Goliad Tigers for the Bi-District Title on May 2nd in Jourdanton! Good Luck Mustangs!!