About Us

Big Bend Banks, our rich heritage.

About Us

Our roots are firm and they run deep in the Big Bend region of West Texas. We have two branches which for over a century have provided the finest in banking services to consumers and businesses in three of the largest counties in Texas. The Marfa National Bank first opened for business in the spring of 1907. 1st Presidio Bank has been serving the US / Mexico border since 1975. One of our Directors served on the board that originally chartered the 1st Presidio Bank, and three of our Directors are descendants of the original 23 shareholders who established The Marfa National Bank.

Through the years, there have been many significant changes in banking, technology, and in our communities. We have successfully evolved with these rapidly changing times by keeping our feet firmly planted on the bedrock of sound financial management; keeping a close tab on the needs of our customers; and by investing in technology and our human resources.

If you are a current customer, we say a heartfelt “Thank You!” If not, then we invite you to join the time honored traditions of Big Bend Banks N.A.

Marfa National Bank Officers

Name Title
Wert E. “Chip” Love President
Christy B. Madrid Vice President/Operations
Alma Rosa Baeza Vice President
Lyra Serrano Vice President

1st Presidio Bank Officers

Name Title
Jose D. Leyva President
Ethel Barriga Vice President
Lucy Murillo Loan Officer
Zulma C. Tavarez Customer Service Representative


Name Name
William A. Gearhart James S. “Ike” Livingston, Jr.
Wert E. “Chip” Love R. Clay Slack II, Chairman
Tom Wood Glenn Garcia, Secretary
Jose D. Leyva Carlos A. Armendariz

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