The Arkansas bank that moved into Texas last month has been given until Sept. 12 to respond to the Texas Department of Banking's attempts to force it back across the state line.

A state district judge in Texarkana, Tex., granted Commercial National Bank of Texarkana a continuance last week. The court is giving the bank time to prepare a response to the Texas banking regulator's request for a temporary injunction, which would stop the institution from doing business in Texas.

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