A new Bank of America hosted a community opening celebration at the Cross Creek Ranch Center, serving the Katy and Fulshear areas, on Jan. 31.

The 4830 FM 1463, Katy, location is the first new branch the bank opened in the region this year, per a Feb. 17 press release about the opening. Bank of America renovated 30 financial centers across Greater Houston in 2022, and plans are in place to renovate nine more in 2023.

Locally, Bank of America provides funding and leadership programs for the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and the San Jose Clinic through its Neighborhood Builders campaign.

The Fifth Ward CRC business includes real estate and economic development; homeownership promotion; arts and cultural development; and community engagement resources to restore the historic neighborhood. The San Jose Clinic provides services to those who struggle with accessing quality health care. 281-505-3399. www.bankofamerica.com