April 16


Frost deserves some credit

Tom Frost gave up day-to-day control of Cullen/Frost Bankers, the holding company for Frost Bank, in 1997 when Richard Evans took over as chairman and chief executive. But the eponymous executive – the company's chairman emeritus – still keeps office hours in the stolid Frost Bank Tower on Houston Street. He also answers his own phone, even though he has an assistant.

That's a little jarring if you're a reporter calling him for the first time; you assume getting an interview will take some negotiation with a gatekeeper. At least that's what I thought. But Frost's accessibility is easy to get used to.

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