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Everything you need to know about Plainview, Texas, is in the name. Plainview is a town of about 20,000 in the Panhandle, located about halfway down a 100-mile stretch of Interstate 27. It’s flat, grazing ranch land where the eye can see for miles in all directions. The town’s population has dropped by roughly 10% in the last 10 years. It’s the kind of place where residents drive north to Amarillo or south to Lubbock – both more than 40 miles away – to visit both a specialty physician or buy a prom dress, says J. Pat Hickman, a retired…

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Kiah Lau Haslett

Banking & Fintech Editor

Kiah Lau Haslett is the Banking & Fintech Editor for Bank Director. Kiah is responsible for editing web content and works with other members of the editorial team to produce articles featured online and published in the magazine. Her areas of focus include bank accounting policy, operations, strategy, and trends in mergers and acquisitions.

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