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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

PHOTO CAPTION- Future Longhorns - Approximately 200 possible future Longhorns and their parents from Laredo, Zapata, Hebbronville, Cotulla, Eagle Pass and other surrounding cities attended the "Welcome to Texas" reception.  


(APR. 23, 2019) LAREDO, Texas -Commerce Bank was proud to host the annual "Welcome to Texas" information session on Monday, April 22 at the IBC Lago Del Rio. The event, a partnership with the Laredo Chapter of the Texas Exes University of Texas alumni organization, celebrates high school seniors from Laredo and surrounding cities who have been admitted to UT. Approximately 200 future Longhorns and their parents from Laredo, Zapata, Hebbronville, Cotulla, Eagle Pass and other surrounding cities attended the reception to meet with representatives from UT's housing department and financial aid and admissions offices. Attendees received answers to their questions and learned more about what to expect their first year, if they choose to attend UT Austin. Local alumni were also there to share their personal stories and other university facts while Commerce Bank officers stood by to offer financial literacy tips about budgeting, saving and more.

"Commerce Bank understands that deciding where to attend college and moving away from home can be scary and overwhelming," said Ignacio Urrabazo, Jr., president & CEO of Commerce Bank. "We also know that saving and budgeting can be difficult for students as they navigate living in a new city, meeting new people and tackling college-level courses. Our goal is to let students know that we're available with the tools and resources they need to live successful financial lives throughout school and after graduation. We know that all students can be successful if given the tools that they need."

"The Texas Exes are grateful for Commerce Bank and their commitment to ‘making it happen' for the communities they serve. By hosting this special event and providing financial literacy assistance to our potential future Longhorns, they are empowering our future generation to be successful in school and life," said Oscar Lopez, president of the Laredo Chapter of the Texas Exes.

The University of Texas alumni association, Texas Exes, was founded in 1885. Today, the association has more than 106,000 members living all over the world. The organization is one of the largest alumni associations in the world, with chapters in 69 Texas cities, most U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and several foreign countries. The mission of the Texas Exes is to unite alumni and friends around the world, create a passionate voice that strengthens the university, promote alumni accomplishments, and celebrate Longhorn spirit and traditions.


About Commerce Bank

Commerce Bank's commitment to "We Make It Happen" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of the customers and community it serves. Commerce Bank is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.9 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 189 facilities and 287 ATMs serving 89 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. International Bancshares Corporation was ranked 22nd on Forbes' prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2019. Commerce Bank has been serving the Laredo community since 1982 with a retail branch network of four locations. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Follow our Facebook page, @IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.