Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 076, Ed. 1 Friday, February 12, 2010 Page: 1 of 12
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Friday, February 12, 2010
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TEXAS TWO STEP
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2010 Census to be easy and sa e
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Fighting fire with snow
Ken Becker, Census chairman for Sweetwater, made a presentation about the 2010 Census to the Lions Club on
Tuesday. He stressed the importance of completing the census forms.
First Financial Bankshares
named as number one
bank in nation by magazi te
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIN)
has been selected as the top-performing publicly traded
bank in the nation by Bank Director Magazine. The
magazine's annual survey rates all publicly traded
banks with assets of $3 billion or more on the basis of
profitability, capital adequacy and asset quality.
"Being selected the No. 1 bank in the nation by Bank
Director Magazine is like winning an Academy Award,"
said F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer. "We are very pleased to be named as
a top bank in the nation. This accomplishment certain-
ly is due to the direction of our Board, the dedication
of our employees and the loyalty of our customers who
have kept us strong for 120 years. We accept this honor
with great humility, because we know that every day
presents a new challenge in the banking industry. We
do not think we have arrived because we understand
that we have much work to do to meet the challenges of
today, to take advantage of the potential to grow and to
take the Company to the next level."
For its list of the top 150 best-performing publicly
traded banks, Bank Director Magazine looked at prof-
itability measures including return on average assets
and return on average equity; capital adequacy metrics
including the Tier 1 capital ratio and the leverage capi-
tal ratio; and asset quality measures including the ratio
of nonperforming assets to total loans and other real
estate owned, and the percentage of loan loss reserves
to total loans.
The story from Bank Director Magazine is avail-
able at http://www.bankdirector.com/issues/articles.
Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial
Bankshares is a financial holding company that oper-
See BANK page 3
Easy, important and
Three words that
describe the 2010 Census.
The census is comprised
of 10 questions and is
estimated to take 10 min-
utes. It is described as the
shortest questionnaire in
Ken Becker, census
chairman for Sweetwater,
made a presentation to the
Lions Club on Tuesday,
Feb. 9. The program was
intended to clarify any
falsehoods about the cen-
sus and to explain the
importance of returning
the census forms.
Even though it is
designed to be simple,
it can have far reaching
• See CENSUS page 3
Five-year-old Michael Soto of Sweetwater built a snowman with yesterday's
snow. The snowman was no ordinary snowman, but a fire fighting snowman.
Photo by Tatiana Rodriguez
SHS students and staff celebrate College Culture Day
All Sweetwater Independent School District students and staff members were encouraged to wear college apparel on Feb. 1, to celebrate
College Culture Day. The day will continue every first day of every month until school is out, to encourage students to pursue college educa-
tions after high school. Shown at Sweetwater High School sporting college gear were Anita Withrow, Chris Wigington, Gabby Guedea, Tara
Hillestad, Destiny Osteen, Jenny Smola, Addisyn Cleckler, Marisa Morgan, Kenneth Norman, Ryan Mercer, Tamara Alexander, Jamie Ince
and Scharles Kelley.
The Flower Box & Gifts
Roses, Fresh Mixes, Balloon Bououets
Candy Bououets & Stuffed Animals
U/ill be open & delivering Sunday, February 14th
60S E Third • 235-8676
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Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 076, Ed. 1 Friday, February 12, 2010, newspaper, February 12, 2010; Sweetwater, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229090/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library.