Founded in 1908 as First State Bank, Happy, Texas, the bank operated solely in that community during its first 81 years. In 1990, J. Pat Hickman, Chairman and CEO led a group of investors in forming Happy Bancshares, Inc. as they purchased the bank. The generically named First State Bank changed its name to the unforgettable Happy State Bank in 2002.
Hispanic Holidays help to keep our culture alive and thus deepens our connection within the community, family and friends. For example, a major Hispanic holiday is Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.