First Financial Bank, N.A. (Southlake)
With convenient access to DFW Airport, it’s no wonder that Southlake and neighboring Grapevine, Colleyville, Trophy Club and Keller have experienced phenomenal residential and commercial growth. Southlake features one of the state’s top-rated school systems; its Southlake Carroll Dragons’ high school football team won a national No. 1 ranking two years in a row. Grapevine is home to one of the Metroplex’s largest shopping complexes and the new Gaylord Texan, a sprawling resort and convention center.
In December, 2005, First Financial Bankshares , Inc. acquired Bridgeport Financial Corporation expanding into Wise County with locations in Bridgeport, Boyd and Decatur. Wise County is an attractive, rapidly expanding market that fits into our companies growing footprint of community banks within a 50 mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Growth in Wise County is spurred by commercial and residential development in the Lake Bridgeport resort area, the recent explosion of oil and gas exploration in the Barnett Shale region, and the expansion of a regional medical facility in Decatur. In addition, Wise County rock quarries are the primary suppliers of the concrete aggregate used in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex construction.