Lone Star National Bank cuts ribbon on newest branch

EDINBURG — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Thursday for the newest Lone Star National Bank branch.

Located at the northeast corner of Freddy Gonzalez Drive and north 10th Street, the facility becomes the bank’s second location in Edinburg and the 31st overall for the locally-owned banking institution.

About 100 people attended the ceremony, including bank administrators, city officials and members of the public. LSNB President David De Anda told the crowd that the event reflects the bank’s ongoing mission to foster the Rio Grande Valley’s growth.

“ It’s really an amazing feat when you see a piece of property turn into a banking facility,” De Anda said. “One of the things about Lone Star is it’s not really a banking facility, it’s another place to call home, because we believe in treating each of our customers like part of our family. We never meet a stranger, we just add a new member to our family.”

Lone Star National Bank was founded in Pharr in 1983 in a temporary building with 10 employees. Today, it includes locations from Rio Grande City to Brownsville and one in San Antonio. Bank officials credit the institution’s rapid growth to several factors such as offering personal “value-added” customer service and providing a rewarding environment for its employees.