AUSTIN — The third quarter was a trying one for Texas community banks that have grown used to outperforming their counterparts in the rest of the country.

Hurricane Ike, which devastated Galveston and knocked out power in Houston for weeks, stunted growth at banks doing business in the state's largest city. And banks are reporting slackening loan growth and rising delinquencies as weakness in the national economy starts to affect Texas.

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