More Texas small businesses are fueling the economy with $610.3 million in new credit.*

Hard at Work in Texas

Bank of America began serving Texas almost 100 years ago. First Republic National Bank opened its doors in Dallas in 1920 and grew in popularity by offering extended banking hours. It built relationships with oil producers and became the largest bank in Texas in 1948. First Republic entered the Bank of America family when North Carolina National Bank acquired it in 1989. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.


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Transforming Lives, Building Futures in Houston

Aug 03, 2012

Some 40,000 Houstonians experienced homelessness in the past year, with lack of education, joblessness and mental illness all contributing to the rising epidemic of people living on the street…  learn More about Transforming Lives, Building Futures in Houston

Three Brothers Bakery owner, Robert Jucker, helping two customers

Old World Baking Traditions Feed a Hungry Houston

Aug 02, 2012

Holocaust survivors and Polish immigrants Sigmund, Sol, and Max Jucker arrived in Houston following World War II armed with Eastern European family recipes and a desire to start a new life. On May 8, 1949 – just four years after Liberation Day when the brothers were released from Nazi concentration camps – the Juckers opened Three Brothers Bakery…  learn More about Old World Baking Traditions Feed a Hungry Houston

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Uniting Communities through the Power and Beauty of the Opera

Jul 13, 2012

It’s a story that could only have happened in Houston, a city synonymous with cattle, the Space Age and, of course, oil. In 1955, the city’s economy was booming and group of civic leaders, led by Maestro Walter Herbert, set out to make it a center for opera, too…  learn More about Uniting Communities through the Power and Beauty of the Opera

A High Octane Day on the Links

Jul 16, 2012

America’s love affair with golf began in the late 19th Century with the opening of the nation’s first golf club outside of New York City. Fast forward to the present day and the U.S. plays host to 3,400 golf courses across the country…  learn More about A High Octane Day on the Links

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Fighting Smart Against Child Hunger

Jul 17, 2012

The problem can be hard to see, but that doesn’t make it any less real: One out of four children in Dallas is food insecure. That’s 165,000 children in Dallas County who are unsure where their next meal will come from…  learn More about Fighting Smart Against Child Hunger

*Extended $610.3 million in new credit to Texas small businesses in 2012.

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We look forward to continuing to work with Bank of America to strengthen our financial position. It has been an enduring and productive relationship, and we have benefited from the bank’s expertise.

Sidney Ribeau
President, Howard University