* Southside Bancshares, Inc declares fourth quarter and
cash dividends and receives regulatory approvals for merger with
Diboll State Bancshares, Inc.
* Southside Bancshares Inc announces financial results for
the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017
* Net interest income increased $1.0 million, or 3.0%, to
$35.0 million for three months ended September 30, 2017