June 26, 1997 |
A 90-year-old man refused to sell his longtime home to make room for construction of a bank, so the bank decided to simply wrap its building around the house, horseshoe-style. When Overton Bank & Trust Dallas opens in mid-August, an automated teller machine will dispense cash 15 feet from where Ramon Rodriguez sleeps. Drive-through customers will idle in front of his kitchen window. He does not have an account at Overton and doesn't plan to get one, either.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 |
Federal agents arrested a father and son on Friday on suspicion of defrauding a Dallas bank on a multimillion-dollar loan, authorities said. Adolf Vartanian, 59, and Blake Vartanian, 32, both of Yorba Linda, were arrested without incident outside their home in the 17200 block of Growers Circle, said Charlie J. Parsons, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI.
June 20, 1990 |
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a small-town bank allegedly holding a cache of stolen medieval art to open its vault to an inventory by the East German cathedral that claims the treasure. U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ordered also that the time and place of the inspection be kept secret to protect the inspectors and the objects. The works are believed to have been hidden in a German mine shaft and taken by a U.S. soldier from Texas at the end of World War II.
May 10, 1991 |
BankAmerica Corp. on Thursday said it acquired a small failed bank in Houston in a potentially significant deal that gives the San Francisco-based bank its first toehold in the Texas retail banking market. BankAmerica, which over the past year has expanded rapidly in the West by buying the deposits and branches of failed thrifts without taking on their bad loans, has for some time eyed the rebounding Texas market.
March 8, 1995 |
Federal investigators Tuesday started tracing almost $7 million that they said U.S. Customs officials had discovered in a Texas bank account under the name of Mario Ruiz Massieu, as accusations against the notorious Mexican accuser continued to mount. Atty. Gen.
May 17, 1985
The bank failures were the 35th and 36th of the year. The Comptroller of the Currency declared Energy Bank in Dallas insolvent and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver, an agency spokesman said. The bank, which had $24 million in deposits, was the third Texas bank to fail this year. Its deposits were assumed by Oak Bank & Trust of Dallas. The Bank of Newcastle, of Newcastle, Okla.