|Charro Days Fiesta February 22, 2012
Born to lift community spirits during difficult times, the Charro Days Fiesta arrives in 2012 celebrating their 75th Anniversary with the same dedication to bi-national friendship and respect for traditions that first captivated Brownsville 75 years ago.Read More.
In 1937, during the Great Depression, local business leaders searched for an antidote to the gloom that engulfed Brownsville and the rest of the country. One year later, the community came together for the very first Charro Days to celebrate what made Brownsville unique: Its location on the border with Mexico and the rich cultural heritage enjoyed by Brownsville's residents. We celebrate Charro Days at our Brownsville Sunrise location every year to go along with the tradition. Employees from Cameron County did a great job inviting customers to the event. Special thanks to Jesse Rivera and Ramon's team for doing a splendid job.Hide this content.
|Wild Game Dinner in Rio Grande City February 24, 2012
Staff from our Roma Branch were able to lend a helping hand to support the Annual Wild Game Dinner held in Rio Grande City. The event was held on February 22, 2012 and was a huge success. Special thanks to our employees for making an effort to attend and represent LSNB.
|LSNB Employees Participate at the Collector's Stroll February 27, 2012
A special evening was underway on February 23, 2012 as a combination of fine art, music, and dance were seen and heard all throughout the Art Village in McAllen.Read More.
Lone Star National Bank participated in this event where a wide range of artwork, including paintings, photography, glasswork and mixed media were on display. Special thank you to the volunteers who helped manage our booth that night: Lorrain Quintanilla; Jose Trevino; Alicia Hernandez and David Arispe.Hide this content.
|Students at Valley View Step into the Cash Machine February 28, 2012
Thursday, February 23 was a rewarding day for a few students at Valley View High School. School representatives noted that higher attendance leads to higher achievement so with this in mind a six week promotion was held in order to reward the students that were attended school every day..Read More.
Twelve students who achieved Perfect Attendance for those six weeks were able to enter the Cowboy Cash Machine to win "Tiger Bucks". The "Tiger Bucks" can be redeemed for snacks and food at the school's snack bar. The school was delighted to have Cowboy Cash and the Cash Machine at their event to promote perfect attendance. Hide this content.
|Cowboy Cash Helps Gather Cash for Vannie Cook February 29, 2012
February 25, 2012 was a long day for the staff at the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation. The staff had an early start as their annual Radiothon took over the radio waves in the RGV. The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation exists to provide resources for cancer treatment, research, cancer genetics and education in The Rio Grande Valley.Read More.
Support from the community helps sustain their ability to support cancer research, cancer genetics, and patient care services and programs for children who are patients at the clinic in McAllen. With the community's support the organization raised $63,000. For more information on how you can support their cause please visit their website at www.vanniecook.org. To see more photos visit our photo gallery online. Hide this content.
|"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." Dr. Seuss March 5, 2012
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go!! March 2nd may have been an ordinary day at LSNB but for children all across America it was a very special day..Read More.
Dr. Seuss' 108th birthday!! The National Education Association's national Read Across America Day, engaged an estimated 45 million educators, parents and students nationwide to read. Cowboy Cash and Seby Haddad were S. F. Austin Elementary in Edinburg celebrating and reading to 1st grade students. The school invited "Community Leader Readers" to be part of the festivities and READ. Special thanks to our Community Leader Reader Business Relationship Manager Seby Haddad for his participation. Hide this content.
|Volunteers Spend the Weekend Serving Our Community March 7, 2012
Whether it was before the VAMOS Golf Tournament, during or after our employees were seen out and about this past weekend. We had volunteers working the AACT Booth at Border Fest late into the night and some volunteers working as early as 6:00am at the tournament. Special thank you to all the volunteers who participated..Read More.
VAMOS VOLUNTEERS: S. David Deanda, Delma Diaz; Edna Yaccarino; Maria del Rosario Salas; Nilda Ramos; Sochi Guerra; Veronica De Leon; Ernest Ramirez; Paul H. Garcia; Seby Haddad; Joe Garcia; David Arispe; Martha Elizondo; Albert Rodriguez; Enedina Flores; Janie Canchola; Fabiola Carrizales; Maria Perez; Nina Rossman; Brian Disque; Gloria Duque; Ryan Erb; Thelma Gamboa; Erika Degollado; Liza Trevino; Mary Eliza Garcia; Leonardo Chee; Africa Gibb; Rebecca Rodriguez; Ryan Erb; Abdiel Amador; James Cleveland; Olga Lopez; Norma Garcia; Veronica Cantu; Christine Villasenor; Michael Trippel; Elias Vasquez; Lisa Watkins; Mayra Hernandez; Nina Cantu; Laura Gaitan; Lorrain Quintanilla; Christy M. Estrada; Lisa Sanchez: Sandra Rodriguez; Debra Alvarez, Sharon Vanderpool AND PABLO MORALES (Thanks PABLO). AACT Volunteers: Jose Avendano; Abdiel Amador; Hector J. Sanchez; Diana Alaniz; Rebecca Rodriguez; Delma Diaz; Mona Salinas; Claudia Mercado; Lisa Sanchez; Mireya Ramos; Carmen Raymundo; Mayra Hernandez; Enedina Flores; Cathy Lee Medley; Nelda Rutledge; Arcy Del Villar and Patty Gonzalez. Hide this content.
|Blue Jeans and Country Dreams March 8, 2012
The 47th annual Starr County Fair was held during the last week of February 2012 at the Starr County Fairgrounds in Rio Grande City. The county fair included a cook off, bake sales, a carnival and of course animals! Our Lone Star National Bank team in Starr County did a tremendous job by participating in the 3 day event by volunteering at the fair. Great job TEAM!
|Teaching and Mentoring Communities Welcomes Cowboy Cash & LSNB March 12, 2012
Teaching and Mentoring Communities (formally known as the Texas Migrant Council) from PSJA ISD hosted a huge two day event on March 6th & 7th for their students. Over 1200 migrant students were invited to the Pepe Salinas Civic Center in Pharr to celebrate their accomplishments and READ!!!.Read More.
The organization invited Cowboy Cash to be the Mascot Leader and direct the activities throughout the event. Students grade levels Pre-K-5th were given goodies as well as LSNB Academic Planners and a FREE BOOK to take home. This program is one of the largest community based service providers in the nation, providing a wide range of services to migrant children, ages six weeks to compulsory school age, and their families each year. The program provides education and support services to low-income children of migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Iowa and Nevada. Cowboy Cash was honored to represent Lone Star National Bank at this great event. Hide this content.
|New to San Antonio - Zarzamora Branch Hosts Ribbon Cutting March 12, 2012
Our newest branch located at 6986 S. Zarzamora in San Antonio held it's official Ribbon Cutting last week on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Guests at the event included partners from both the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.Read More.
The team at Zarzamora will be led by Senior BMS Cynthia Gutierrez and includes: Aimee Aleman, Andres Serratos and Ernest Lozano in our teller line and Miriam Garcia and Yolanda Munoz as our personal bankers. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend the special event. Hide this content.
|Cowboy Cash Spends Career Day in Roma at RC Saenz Elementary March 14, 2012
A trip to Starr County was on Cowboy Cash's agenda on Friday, March 9th 2012. Cowboy Cash along with Marlen Mendoza were invited to participate in the annual career day in Roma. Cowboy Cash and Marlen met with over 200 students grades Kinder -5th Grade at the school.Read More.
Held at the school's cafeteria the event included other companies such as Border Patrol, Roma Police Dept, Roma Fire Dept, the Mayor's Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife and IBC (whose employees left after only 30 minutes since they weren't getting much traffic). Our booth was by far the busiest booth the entire time with our speakers presenting to 2-3 classes at a time. Great job to our Roma Branch for setting up such a great event.
|LSNB Participates in the 6th Annual DHR Community Health Fair March 15, 2012
LSNB was pleased to participate in the 6th Annual "DHR Community Health Fair," last Saturday, March10th. The health fair provided educational and informational health services, access to new medical advancements, vision and hearing tests, and free health screenings to help our community members identify their risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke or other common health problems.Read More.
The "DHR Community Health Fair" was free of charge and open to the public. We had a great deal of traffic visit our booth and our volunteers did an excellent job. Special thanks to: Mona Salinas, Maria Teresa Vazquez; Maria del Rosario Salas; Aurora Trevino; Gloria Duque and Edna Yaccarino. Hide this content.
|LSNB Teams Up with Lone Star Shredding to SHRED!!! March 16, 2012
The parking lot of our Corporate Office was busy on Saturday, March 10th as we hosted another Shred Day. Lone Star National Bank teamed up with Lone Star Shredding & Document Storage to help the community get rid of their old documents. One of the areas where you're most at risk for identity theft is in your paper mail.Read More.
More than 100 million pieces of mail are delivered by the USPS each day; mail that has identifying personal information that can be used to steal your identity. Special thanks to our volunteers who spent the day helping out: David Arispe; Jose Avendano; Rosa Linda Trevino; Fabiola Carrizales and Mary Eliza Garcia. Here's what you should shred. What should you shred? Shred Financial Documents Anything that comes from a financial institution could potentially be used by an identity thief. Sure, you have to keep copies of bank and credit card statements for record-keeping purposes, but only for three years. Anything that's older than that should be shredded. Shred Documents Containing Personal Information Your personal information is what identity thieves are after. Your date-of-birth and Social Security Number are especially vulnerable so make sure anything that has those numbers on them goes through the shredder. Other information to be wary of: your full name and address, home or work telephone numbers, or driver's license number. Shred Documents Containing Account Information Don't put your identifying account information at risk. Account numbers, user names, and passwords are key information that identity thieves try to capture. Shred any documents that have this information printed on them. Shred Junk Mail Junk mail can be dangerous. Most people don't realize it, but junk mail usually has a computer bar code on the front that can sometimes contain personally identifying information. Shred all of your junk mail, including the return envelopes provided with it. Hide this content.
|Let's Talk About Cash March 22, 2012
Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders at Sorensen Elementary in San Juan were surprised yesterday, March 21st during their usual P.E. class. Each grade level met separately at the cafeteria for a special presentation about money, banking and saving every nickel and dime. The 3 presentations did very well and Cowboy Cash was huge hit as usual. We would like to thank Sorensen Elementary for inviting us to their school.
|Cowboy Cash Named Champion at Onion Fest's Battle of the Mascots March 27, 2012
The competition was fierce on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Weslaco City Park. People gathered in anticipation for the South Texas College Battle of the Mascots Onion Race to begin. There were two Cowboys, a wiener, a garbage can, a bee, a monkey, a grocery bag, a pig, a Border Patrol Agent and even a TIGER…but they were all no match for Cowboy Cash. "He left everyone behind" recalled one spectator.Read More.
"It was hard to watch the others try to keep up with his speed…the H-E-B Buddy even fell everything happened so fast." Another person at the event recalled. It was all for fun and the children had a blast watching their favorite Mascots race for the title. No Mascots were hurt during the race. Cowboy Cash will be receiving his award later this week and would like all of his LSNB Family to know that he was racing for them!! To see more photos of the race please visit our photo gallery. Hide this content.
|Cowboy Cash Joins Alvarez Elementary Students ROCK the STAAR Test March 29, 2012
This past Monday was the first time students in Texas would be taking the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exams. Cowboy Cash was invited to Alvarez Elementary for a ROCK CONCERT to promote each ROCK STAAR (a student who will ROCK the STAARS exam).Read More.
Cowboy Cash attended the concert on Friday, March 23rd which included a performance by a local DJ and the entire teaching staff. Students were told to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of sleep to prepare for the exams. The requirement that fifth- and eighth-grade students pass the exams to be promoted to the next grade is being waived this year. Those students, as well as fourth- and seventh-graders, took the STAAR exam this week. Hide this content.
|LSNB Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand at STVT Health Fair March 30, 2012
South Texas Vo-Tech held a free Health Fair on Saturday, March 24th at their location in McAllen. The vocational school has been a leader in the field of technical and vocational training for the last 30 years. During the Health Fair free health screenings were available to all community members.Read More.
Screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, eye sight and dental hygiene were all offered. Special THANK YOU to all our volunteers: Delma Diaz Fabiola Carrizales; Maria del Rosario Salas; David Arispe; Maria Teresa Vazquez; Mary Villarreal, Laura Ortiz AND Cowboy Cash. Hide this content.
|When I grow up! Career Day at Sorenson Elementary April 4, 2012
When I grow up...I might be an astronaut who flies through space -And takes a trip to Mars!
Or I might win in Indianapolis in my racing car
I could be a LSNB Banker and work with money
Or I could be a comedian and be very funny.
Sorenson Elementary was packed with teachers, doctors, police officers and a great deal of firefighters on Friday, March 30, 2012.Read More.
LSNB participated in the school's annual career day. The children were asked to dress up in the professional of their choice. The event allowed the 550 students to meet up with local Border Patrol Agents, Paramedics, Police Officers, Firefighters and much more. It was a fantastic event and the children really enjoyed learning about the different occupations. To see more photos please visit our Photo Gallery. Hide this content.
|LSNB Walks for Hoops for a CURE in Support of the DHR Cancer Foundation April 4, 2012
Volunteers arrived early on Saturday, March 31st to participate at the 2nd Annual 5k Hoops For A Cure Walk. The event was hosted by the DHR Cancer Foundation and was a huge success. . Since 2008, the Renaissance Cancer Foundation has dedicated its efforts to building community awareness while providing cancer education, emotional support, and financial assistance or guidance for underserved patients.Read More.
The Renaissance Cancer Foundation Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education in the Rio Grande Valley. Special thanks to all of our walkers and their family members who were able to make it out to the walk: Janie Canchola, Joe Garcia, Ruth Pena, Carmen Raymundo, Juan Carlos Pena, Jessica Perez, Mireya Ramos, Laura Lenahan , Emilio Santos, Veronica De Leon, Jose Avendano, Gloria Duque, Lizette de la Garza and Cowboy Cash! Hide this content.
|LSNB at Pharr HUB Festival April 9, 2012
Many familiar faces could be seen at the Pharr Hub Festival on March 31st. The LSNB logo could be seen on Silver our mobile ATM Truck, the AACT Booth, the Cook Off area and we even had a booth all day long with volunteers. Our employees were seen at almost every corner and it was a great sight.Read More.
Congratulations to our Cook Off Team lead by Mr. Rolando Ayala for winning FIRST PLACE in the Pork Ribs catergory. We would also like to recognize our banking centers from Pharr. We had a great turnout of volunteers from each location. Special thanks to our volunteers: Nilda Ramos, Miriam Saenz; Maria del Rosario Salas; David Arispe; Bonnie Garcia; Cristina Garcia; Nydia Bravo; Marty Garcia; Maria D. Rivera; Mary Villarreal; Veronica Vazaldua; Dennis Rodriguez; Herlinda Valdez; Joe Garcia and Kathy Kennedy. Hide this content.
|ARTWALK on Main Street April 9, 2012
For one night every month McAllen's Main Street transforms into quite a sight. Local vendors and artists spend the first Friday night of each month showing off their skills. McAllen's Art Walk is a great community event that allows people of all ages to come out and support our local artists.Read More.
Lone Star National Bank participated in the ART WALK by handing out bank information and refreshments. Special thank you to our volunteers: Jose Trevino, Izak Ramirez and Rosie Salas. Make sure to make it out next month for the final ART WALK of the Season. Hide this content.
|Cowboy Cash Saves Easter April 11, 2012
The Starr County Easter Bunny was out sick on Thursday, April 5th 2012 but children at YB Escobar Elementary in Roma were not disappointed; they had Cowboy Cash instead! The students ranging in ages 4-7 were greeted by our Cowboy at the Roma Municipal Park.Read More.
While there were no bunny ears Cowboy Cash was able to play along with the children during the festivities and distribute over 300 Easter eggs. To see more photos of the event visit our photo gallery. Hide this content.
|LSNB Employees Volunteer at Rotary Adoption Awareness Event April 16, 2012
On Sunday, April 15, Rotarians from McAllen held a special party for adoptable children at the Zone, Expressway 83, McAllen. These children are wards of the state of Texas. While the children were having this party, Texas Child Protective
Services (CPS) brought in approved adoptive parents to observe the children playing and having a good time.Read More.
Prior to the Rotary Adoption Awareness Parties, prospective parents would select a child from a picture catalog and a short interview or perhaps a visit with the prospective parents. These Rotary Adoption Awareness Parties enable the children to be observed in normal play atmosphere with other children. These Rotary parties have helped Texas have the highest adoptive rates in the U.S. Lone Star National Bank volunteers participated in this event by giving each child a Cowboy Cash Doll to add to their fun filled day. We would like to thank the following employees for volunteering their Sunday morning: Mayra Reyna, Lizbeth Gonzalez, Jessica Pena, Sandra Rodriguez, Fabiola Carrizales, and Marc Alejandro. Hide this content.
|Lone Star National Bank Employees AACT NOW! April 17, 2012
LSNB volunteers working as AACT deputies spent Sunday, April 15th 2012 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 122 West Fay Edinburg. The volunteers were reaching out to community members by reminding them about the importance of voting in every election.Read More.
The Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT) was established to unite community organizations, hospitals, businesses, large employers, schools, universities and financial institutions as well as various state and national partnerships to cultivate voter empowerment in South Texas. The mission of AACT is to engage, empower and educate the community by providing them a network of support to successfully mobilize, register, and track voters across the county, region, and state. Volunteers of AACT will help implement, a comprehensive field program that will include: a traditional and social media outreach campaign, voter registration, canvassing, phone banking, mailers and intensive on the field Get Out the Vote training. Special recognition to: Kathy Kennedy; Arminda Garza, and Joe Garcia for helping out with this important cause. Don't forget to AACT NOW!! Hide this content.