Business Briefs, Aug. 17

school supplies drive


Local residents and businesses may help Granbury ISD students by bringing school supply donations to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours through Aug. 23.

Contact Lyn Baker at 817-573-0793 for more information.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.



Doug Dobbins has been named senior vice president and loan officer by the board of directors at First Financial Bank, N.A. Dobbins will office at the bank’s Acton location.

“We are proud to announce the addition of Doug to our lending team in Acton and know that he will be a great asset to our customers and our community,” said Ron Mullins, president and CEO of the First Financial Bank, Stephenville Region.   

Dobbins earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and real estate from Angelo State University in 1986. After graduating, he worked for the San Angelo region of First Financial Bank for more than 14 years beginning as a motor bank teller and advancing to a commercial teller, note teller, credit analyst, credit administrator and a consumer and commercial lender. He most recently served as a commercial relationship manager for a bank in South Texas.

Dobbins has served as a loaned executive for the United Way, an executive board member and treasurer for Sharyland ISD Education Foundation and a board member and finance chairman for Make-A-Wish Foundation.