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Ozona National Bank
On June 1, 1905, a group of West Texas ranchers joined forces to open Crockett County’s first bank in Ozona, Texas. Local citizens of Ozona – used to entrusting their funds to the town mercantile’s safe – lined up to make deposits at the new banking institution. Descendants of those founders still direct employees to come to know customers by name, not just by number.
Around 1848, the Winters and Wimberley families settled between the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, and founded the quaint Hill Country village of Wimberley. The Wimberley Bank was opened in 1972 by local merchants as the population surged. By 1990, the far-sighted folks of Ozona National Bank acquired the bank and entered the prosperous Central Texas market.
Nine years later in 1999, ONB opened its third location in nearby San Marcos, a historic and energetic community that has thrived on the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers since the 1840’s. It is known for its historic homes and being home to Texas State University and the Prime Outlet Mall.
ONB further expanded its Central Texas locations in 2002 by opening a Loan Production Office in San Antonio, which is the 8th largest city in the USA. It has become an international city lying at the crossroad where north meets south. Despite its size, San Antonio is still a city where small town friendliness and service are cherished, making it a perfect location for a
community bank in a city atmosphere.
Bowie, Texas was incorporated in 1883 with a population of 1,100 settlers and 50 local businesses. That population has increased to 5,400 today and hosts an abundance of businesses ranging from apparel and athletic goods manufacturing to energy, agriculture, machine manufacturing, and retail. The community still expresses a strong pioneer spirit making it an ideal location for ONB to open its 5th location in 2007.
The original bank in Ozona and its locations in Wimberley, San Marcos, San Antonio, and Bowie, have seen their customers through floods and droughts, lean times and boom times for over a century now.
As Ozona National Bank has grown, its services have also grown to reflect current technology in the banking industry. Ozona National Bank offers many personal and business banking services including free personal and business checking, online banking and bill pay, CD’s, IRA’s, mortgage services, loan services, merchant services, safe deposit boxes, and much more.
In addition, Ozona National Bank has its own in-house Investment Executive who can advise individuals about portfolio strategy, insurance needs, asset allocation, retirement planning, college funding, and other services.
Ozona National Bank is proud of its past and continues to be recognized as a community bank that will stand by its customers with the same reliable, friendly, personal service that people have trusted for the last century. Strong, independent, and progressive – ONB offers modern banking conveniences and investment opportunities while remaining firmly rooted in its old-fashioned commitment to customers. We’re growing with Texas…for the future of Texans!