Kleberg Bank has always cultivated and maintained a spirited commitment to building long-term relationships. Robert Justus Kleberg, son-in-law of Captain and Mrs. Richard King, and Manager of King Ranch, was ''the developer, the builder, the experimenter, the expander'' who started Kleberg Bank in 1905. Kleberg established the Bank ''to help those who showed the spirit of cooperation in community building,'' a founding commitment that has not changed. These deep roots have provided the Bank with a unique understanding of the people and the culture of South Texas.
For many generations, this straightforward culture has withstood the adversity of depressions, wars, and countless droughts. Outstanding clients, served by solid bankers, have helped each other thrive and prosper. Kleberg Bank has grown to be one of the largest and strongest independent banks in South Texas. We continue to appreciate and support the need for economic opportunity, to foster personal and business success, and to help improve the quality of life in South Texas.