Pat Parsons

Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

"These four individuals represent excellence in their careers and a genuine love for their alma mater,” said Shannon Copeland, director of alumni affairs. “It is an honor to name them as our Distinguished Alumni for 2016.”

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photo by Kevin King

Community Bank of Texas presented the 100 Club of Southeast Texas with its first Survivors Benefit sponsorship Tuesday, Aug. 5, at a check presentation ceremony at the Community Bank of Texas Delaware location in Beaumont.

The $50,000 contribution will fund one full life benefit to the spouse and dependent children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, said Zack Shelton, 100 Club of Southeast Texas president.

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5999 Delaware location (photo by Kevin King)

CommunityBank of Texas announced Monday, March 17, that its holding company, CBFH Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MC Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Memorial City Bank, in an all cash transaction. The combined assets of the two independent and privately owned banks of roughly $2.8 billion make the combined company one of the largest privately held banks in Texas.

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Pat and Melody Parsons

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an innovation fund has been established for the College of Business. The Pat and Melody Parsons Innovation Fund in Business will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

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