The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will close four of its 98 field offices by the end of 1996, the first phase of five-year consolidation plan.

The agency will close two field offices in Texas, consolidating its Forth Worth and Dallas operations and two offices serving the Houston area. The Decatur, Ala., office is being merged into the Birmingham office while FDIC staffers in Athens, Ga., are being merged into the agency's Atlanta office.

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