The First State Bank of Paint Rock recently celebrated its first 100 years of service to Paint Rock and Concho County with a huge catfish lunch that included entertainment and prizes for the crowd. CEO Wade Clifton said enough food was prepared for 1,000 visitors, and a long and steady stream of attendees took part in the festivities. In 1909, a group of local investors met to discuss the need for an independent community bank to service the growing area, and the Guaranty State Bank of Paint Rock was formed. The bank has benefited from a history of good management, with R.T. Trail serving as the first president until his death in 1930. J.M. Patton followed Trail for the next 30 years.