Jay Shands

Bank Merger Announced
Bank Merger Announced
Southside Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Tyler-based Southside Bank, and Diboll State Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Diboll-based First Bank & Trust East Texas, announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Diboll State Bancshares, Inc. will merge into Southside Bancshares, Inc. and First Bank & Trust East Texas will merge into Southside Bank. The