On March 9, 1933, in response to a banking system on the verge of collapse due to the Great Depression, all banks, including the Federal Reserve, were required to shut down for a mandatory four day banking holiday. During this time, the U.S. Government passed the Emergency Banking Act in an effort to restore confidence in the nation’s banking system. This legislation, which provided for the reopening of the banks as soon as examiners found them to be financially secure, resulted in many banks reopening under a new name. The Planters and Merchants State Bank was chartered under the new name of Ennis State Bank on April 18, 1933 at their initial location of 110 W. Ennis Avenue, Ennis, TX. The Bank provided leadership and services to the community with business, agricultural and consumer loans.
In March of 1953 the Bank relocated to 113 N. Dallas Street in Ennis and opened the first drive-in banking window in Ellis County. This was quite a draw for the local residents and secured the bank’s place as a leader in the community. Ennis State Bank remained at this location until 1983, when the 815 W. Ennis Avenue building was constructed to accommodate the successful bank’s need for a larger location.
In 1993, Bramlet Beard was named President and CEO of Ennis State Bank. Mr. Beard brought many years of lending experience and knowledge to the bank. The bank continued to grow with many changes and improvements to our facilities and our services. In 1996, we decided to expand our services and opened our subsidiary, ESB Mortgage Company, to help service the mortgage needs of Ellis County and beyond. In 2012, we opened our first branch location, Trinity Capital Bank of Texas on 1301 N. Riverfront Blvd. in Dallas, bringing our personal and honest form of banking to the big city.
Under the leadership of our CEO and Board of Directors, Ennis State Bank continues to grow and serve the needs of our communities. In 2016, we opened our new branch, Trinity Capital Bank of Texas – Sunnyvale, at 370 E. Tripp Rd. Sunnyvale, TX. At each location, we remain competitive with larger banks, while still taking pride in our commitment to offering relationship banking with a personalized touch.
With our successful past in mind, we pledge to bring you the best in banking. We will strive for excellence in our products and deliver the best in customer service. Come visit us at any of our locations to see what has kept our customers coming back for over 80 years!