On April 24, 2019, (Pictured Left – Right) Marissa Garza, Teller at our Pleasanton Branch along with Kara Luna, VP of our Pleasanton Branch, participated in Coastal Bend College’s Career Fair in Pleasanton. The Career Fair was an opportunity for businesses in the area to not only recruit potential employees, but to educate students on what different career fields are all about! These ladies spoke with students about different areas of the bank that they might not have thought of when considering jobs in the financial industry. They also handed out brochures that discussed various financial jobs such as auditors, loan processors, lenders, web developers and human resources, just to name a few. It was a great and fun opportunity to educate students!
On April 1, 2019, the Jourdanton Indian Golf Team took 1st place at their district tournament at the Pleasanton Country Club! Joseph Brown (pictured second from left), son of Jackie Brown, VP of our Pleasanton Branch, shot a 96 and earned himself 2nd place in the individual competition as well! These boys are now headed to Schreiner Golf Club in Kerrville to compete in the Regional Tournament on April 24th & 25th! Good Luck Indians!!
On Saturday, April 13th, the Jourdanton Ag Boosters held a golf tournament benefitting the Jourdanton FFA kids. Security State Bank was a proud hole sponsor for Hole Number 1! Joseph (pictured far right), son of Jackie Brown, VP of our Pleasanton Branch, participated in the tournament along with his teammates.
Poteet, TX hosted it’s 72nd Annual Strawberry Festival from April 4th – April 7th. One of the main events at the Festival is the Strawberry Auction! Contestants enter their flats of strawberries into the contest with the hopes of earning the title of Grand Champion! This year, SSB was a proud buyer for both the Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Strawberries (pictured above), along with numerous others! Jackie Brown, VP of our Pleasanton Branch, is pictured here with both of the top winners along with the other buyers.
On March 1, 1984, at the young age of 30, Mike Wilson came to work at Security State Bank in Pearsall as a drive thru teller with the promise of becoming a loan officer once a spot was available. Mike’s hard work ethic helped him to promote to loan officer after a Senior VP had retired and left a vacant spot. He continued on his path to success while working under A. R. (Alex) Galloway, who was the President of SSB. In May of 2005, after the death of Mr. Galloway, Mike was promoted to President.
According to Mike, he actually started under the Bank when the bank was being built. After graduating from High School in 1971, his summer job was pulling the boards out from under the foundation of the bank.
Mike is probably the most proud of how the bank has grown during his tenure as President. Since June of 2005, the bank’s total assets have increased by over $283 million! That means that during the 14 years that Mike has been in charge, SSB’s total assets have almost doubled! But not only that, SSB’s loans have grown from $59 million to over $365 million, which is impressive to say the least!
Thank you Mike for all that you do for the SSB employees & customers! Congratulations on this milestone!
Congratulations to the Devine Arabian Golf Team, who placed 1st overall at their District tournament in Corpus Christi on March 18th & 19th! This title earns them a trip to the Regional tournament on April 22nd & 23rd. Shelby (second from the left), daughter of Michelle Spivey, AVP of our Devine Branch, is pictured here with the rest of the Arabian Golf Team after their big win! Congratulations Arabians & good luck at Regionals!!
Security State Bank is the proud sponsor of numerous t-ball, softball, and baseball teams in our service areas! The feature photo (turquoise jerseys), shows the Jourdanton Little League Team, The Knockouts! Jenna, daughter of Jackie Brown, VP of our Pleasanton Branch, is pictured here (back row, far left), with her teammates! Then the 2019 Lil Rockies T-Ball team (Purple Jerseys), from the Pleasanton Little League, features head coach James Salinas (top left photo), of our Pleasanton Branch with his son Elijah who is proud to show off the bank as his sponsor! Next in Maroon, SSB proudly sponsors the Tiny Aggies T-Ball team which is part of the Poteet Little League! Pictured here is Marissa Garza, of our Pleasanton Branch with her daughter & Tiny Aggie, Adaleena! SSB also sponsors the Dominators softball team (Navy Jersey), who are part of the Medina Valley Youth Baseball Association in Castroville! This photo features Kylie, daughter of Carrie Schutze, AVP of our Castroville Branch. Good Luck to all area teams and we hope you have a great season!
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce hosted its 68th Annual Boots & Bling Awards Gala on February 28, 2019 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. The evening began with a social hour, followed by dinner, and then citizens were honored during the awards presentation. Jackie Brown, Vice-President of our Pleasanton Office, had the privilege of giving out the Business Man of the Year Award to Pleasanton Chief of Police, Ronald Sanchez. Jackie also gave out the Business Person of the Year Award to Lillian Cashmer, Owner of Germania Insurance. Congratulations to Chief Sanchez & Lillian Cashmer!!
The 53rd Annual Cowboy Homecoming & Turn N Burn was held at the Atascosa County Show Barn in Pleasanton, TX on March 8, 2019. This annual event draws quite the crowd and includes a Team Roping Competition, Live Music, as well as a BBQ Cook-off! This year Security State Bank was proud to be a Buckle Sponsor for the Team Roping Event! SSB also had quite a few employees and their spouses show up to participate in the team roping. These individuals included, Clayton Neal, Executive Vice President of SSB, Clay Applewhite, Vice-President of SSB, Joseph Brown, husband of Jackie Brown, Vice-President of SSB, and Leonard Geyer, husband of Sue Geyer, Vice-President of SSB! Congratulations to all the winners!!
Security State Bank was out and about this year at local stock shows to participate as a buyer in several counties. SSB believes in the importance of helping our youth develop life skills that they will use as adults as well as supporting all of the hard work that these kids put into their 4H and FFA projects. This year, as in several years past, SSB was an active buyer in Atascosa, Frio and Medina County! Several officers from different bank locations attended the various sales to show their support!