Citizens National Bank of Texas kicked off its grand opening this week in its new location inside the H-E-B grocery store at 101 S. Clay St.

The facility is one of two full service locations that the bank is bringing to the city (the other will be located at 500 E. Ennis Ave and is scheduled to open later this year) and is located inside the store to be convenient for customers that will now have the opportunity to do their banking and grocery shopping at the same place.

“We are so excited to be able to offer the convenience of a new location inside HEB. The commitment of CNB is to serve our customers and community by adapting to the needs of their busy schedules, and our goal is to achieve that with the new location in Ennis,” said branch manager Janie Aycock-Williams.

CNB Texas offers a new level of banking convenience seven-days a week service. The new location offers complete financial services including personal and business banking, mortgage lending, retirement planning and more.

As part of their grand opening celebrations, the bank is giving one lucky winner a grand shopping spree. Visitors and customers to the new location can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 H-E-B shopping spree.

“We are really excited to let the winner go on a shopping spree while we pick up the tab. They will have three minutes to fill their cart with groceries while KBEC Radio does a play by play. It is exciting and we are looking forward to drawing a winner,” Williams said.

Another commitment CNB Texas has made to the community is to donate money to the local charities.

From now until Aug. 9, shoppers can obtain a CNB Texas gold coin from bank employees and choose which local charity they will put their coin in. At the end of the contest, CNB Texas will donate $500 to the charity with the most coins or votes from the community and all the charities involved will receive a $100 donation.

Included in the charities to be considered are ACROSS, Helping Hands of Ennis, the Ennis Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels, Friends of the Ennis Public Library and the United Way of West Ellis County.

Grand opening festivities will wrap up on Aug. 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served until 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Locally owned and operated, CNB Texas was founded in 1868 and is the third oldest independent bank in Texas. CNB Texas’s newest branch in Ennis is the sixteenth location for the group, which also has banking facilities in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak, Cedar Hill, Crowley, Italy, Maypearl, Kaufman, Terrell and Venus.