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FirstBank Southwest was chartered as First National Bank of Ochiltree in 1907. The bank changed its name to First National Bank of Perryton, Texas soon after the Santa Fe Railway announced a line expansion from Shattuck, Oklahoma to Spearman, Texas in 1919.

Carl Ellis bought controlling interest in the bank in 1934. A member of the Ellis family has been involved in the bank’s leadership ever since. The bank grew rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s by acquiring banks in Booker, Hereford, and Pampa, Texas.

The bank moved into Amarillo with its purchase of the Texas Commerce Bank’s location. The bank merged operations and changed the name to FirstBank Southwest, National Association in 1995. The bank changed its charter from a National Bank to a State-Chartered Bank in 2005, making the name simply FirstBank Southwest.

FirstBank Southwest has nine banking center locations in Amarillo, Booker, Hereford, Pampa, and Perryton, Texas. In addition to our many branches, we offer Online Banking, e-Statements, 24/7 automated telephone banking, debit cards, a Mobile Banking App, Mobile Bill Pay, and Mobile Deposit.

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