BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, announce this week that First National Bank of Eldorado has once again been awarded a 5-Star rating, the highest rating possible, for financial strength and stability.

Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.

Beyond that, the bank has maintained the top rating for 115 consecutive quarters or almost 29 years. That makes its status indisputable as one of the strongest banks in the nation.

Consequently, the “Best of Bauer Bank” designation is reserved specifically for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for 25 consecutive years, or longer.

“FNB Eldorado is proud to have served the residents and businesses of Eldorado and Schleicher County for the last 111 years,” First National Bank President Mason Vaughan said on Monday. “Our staff and board of directors value the success of our bank, as well as the success of our customers.”

“First National Bank’s ability to earn and maintain this top rating for over a quarter of a century, especially in a time when so many other banks were faltering, is a true testament to its values and dedication,” remarks Karen Dorway, president of Bauer Financial. “Through an unwavering commitment to its customers and personal relationships, First National Bank has distinguished itself as one of the best of the best, and the Best of Bauer.”

Established in 1907, First National Bank has been building relationships and providing personalized solutions for its customers for 111 years. Today it operates from its office at 100 SW Main Street in Eldorado, just across the street from where it was founded more than a century ago.

The bank can also be found online at

BauerFinancial, Inc., of Coral Gables, Florida, is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. It has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at