Two Area Banks Announce Merger

ODESSA - Two West Texas banks will soon be joining forces.

Security State Bank of Odessa announced Thursday that is merging with Texstar Bank in Midland. The deal also includes First National Bank of Monahans and Texas Hills Bank in Spring Branch.

The newly combined bank will have area locations in Midland, Odessa, Monahans, Big Lake, McCamey and Crane.

The deal still has to be approved by federal regulators.