The Texification of Jefferson Savings Bancorp gathered steam last week as the St. Louis thrift signed an agreement for its fifth acquisition in the Lone Star State.

Jefferson now has more than a third of its assets in the Lone Star State. After its two pending acquisitions there are completed the holding company will have $1.3 billion in assets in Missouri and Texas, up from $770 million two years ago when it started buying north Texas thrifts.

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