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How To Keep Your Credit Score Healthy During COVID-19

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, it brought with it major health concerns, high unemployment rates, social distancing, remote working and learning, and much more. With so many things to worry about, many people overlooked another crucial impact: their credit score. While your credit score may not be top of mind at the moment,[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Buffalo Bur’s Bike Shop

Posted by Victoria Ortiz

Buffalo Bur’s Bike Shop, a local boutique full-service bike shop serving the Midland, Odessa and surrounding communities, formed in 2016 with a goal to provide exceptional service and bicycles from premium brands to serve its clients in the West Texas community. Founder and co-owner of Buffalo Bur’s Bike Shop, Stephanie Ledford, found a passion for[…]  Read more

 
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Understanding and Avoiding the Comfort Buying Phenomenon

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

Comfort buying (also known as stress shopping) is a relatively new behavior, indicated by a marked increase in nonessential shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have you upgraded your TV, splurged on that lighting fixture you’ve had your eye on, or simply relied on food delivery services in lieu of the homemade meals you used to[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Alden Short Property Management Inc.

Posted by Victoria Ortiz

Alden Short, Inc. is a Dallas based property management company founded in 1976 on the belief that affordable housing should be easily accessible. Currently, the company manages 1,000 houses in the Dallas metropolitan area. They specialize in single-family homes and serve people in the Dallas community by providing affordable housing and properties that are well-managed[…]  Read more

 
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Your Contactless Digital Wallet How-To

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

While digital wallets may seem like a recent concept, the first one was actually launched in 1997 by Coca Cola as a way to purchase vending machine soda via text message. If you weren’t in Helsinki back then, you may have missed it—but luckily, digital wallets are widely available today, making contactless purchasing safer and[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle

Posted by Victoria Ortiz

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle is an organization dedicated to serving children in its community by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships while providing guidance to the children in its programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle formed in Amarillo, Texas in 1961 by a board of civic leaders.[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: McBride’s Land and Cattle Co.

Posted by Victoria Ortiz

Located in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, McBride’s Land and Cattle Co. – is a local restaurant staple that first opened its doors in 1975 as a new venture for the McBride family. The family owned numerous dining locations and the new business became successful overnight – – quickly becoming the go-to-place for business lunches and[…]  Read more

 
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5 Smart Financial To-Dos You Should Do Right Now.

Posted by FirstCapital Bank of Texas

We’re living in an unprecedented time, both medically and financially. With nonessential businesses unable to operate and many essential businesses operating with limited hours, the United States is in an economic recession that may surpass that of the Great Depression. Whether you’ve been laid off or furloughed recently or want to be proactive in such[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Community Foundation of West Texas

Posted by Victoria Ortiz

Striving to make a positive impact in the Lubbock, Texas community, the Community Foundation of West Texas offers support to nonprofit organizations meeting community needs such as human services, education, poverty, environmental, healthcare, arts, and economic development. In addition, the foundation provides community members with a variety of opportunities for philanthropic giving. When a community[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Good Samaritan Center

Posted by Victoria Ortiz

Sarah Allerkamp founded the organization in 1992 as a night-a-week free clinic, staffed solely by volunteers. She felt a strong need to use her experience in nursing and medical mission trips to open a true medical home for patients with the help of her supporters. A capital campaign was formed for the building; and in[…]  Read more

 
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