The First National Bank of Eagle Lake is quickly becoming the premier community financial institution in the area by creating and delivering quality financial products and services to you at exceptional values.
“We are passionate about YOUR financial success.”
The First National Bank of Eagle Lake will continue to meet your needs and the needs of our community.
“We want to be the locally owned community bank of choice, in the markets we serve.”
– Sam Kana, Bank President & CEO
Mr. Charles Davis resigned after one day as President in order for William Green, a professional Banker from Shiner, Texas, to assume the leadership of the Bank. Since that time, only nine other men have served as President: namely, J. J. Whatley from October, 1906 to January, 1916, Fox Stephens from January, 1916 to March, 1918, Frank Stephens from May, 1918 to December, 1920, W. S. Strickland from December, 1920 to November, 1942, Wm. E. Lenhart from January, 1943 to January, 1960, G. H. Crane from January, 1960 to February, 1963, Wm. Harrison, Sr. from February 1963 to April, 1979, and Wm. H. Harrison, Jr. from April, 1979 to December, 2004. Sam Kana became CEO/President on January 1, 2005, and continues to this date.
The first Call Report by the Comptroller of the Currency came just after opening on January 11, 1905. It showed total loans of $31.00, total deposits of $7,348.00, and total assets of $35,872.00.
For over 110 years, our Bank has been a strong and friendly source of financial services. It is independently owned by some 85 plus shareholders, most of whom live right here in Eagle Lake.
Although we continue to occupy the same “Newsome corner lot” purchased in 1903, that original structure was replaced in 1958. Significant expansion in 1982 doubled the amount of work area and drive-up facilities. In April 2000 we opened our East Bernard Banking Center. Our Columbus Banking Center opened in August 2004. Throughout our history, we have continually upgraded facilities and equipment so that employees and customers may enjoy comfort, convenience and the efficiency of modern Bank technology.