The Texas ratio is a measure of a bank's credit troubles. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_ratio
Earlier in 2008, I was posting about bank failures (among other things) and I took just a bit of an issue with the secrecy of the "troubled institutions" list - as if you don't have a right to know. If you're still content (after bailout-mania) to listen to the beady-eyed liars who told you "don't worry, be happy" right up to the moment when they screamed "imminent economic crisis", this post isn't for you. Nothing to see, here, move along.
For the few who think my track record is good enough, here's someone else's thoughts on the matter of potential bank failures.
If you want to cut right to the chase and know about your own bank, someone else put together a long list of banks in the U.S. and their "Texas Ratios" - http://www.lewrockwell.com/chris/banks/banks.html
No guarantees, just putting info out there, FWIW; which is more than you'll get from regulators [who will make sure their own ASSE(t)S are safe first, before they tell you anything] or from the 'useful idiots' who always defend [and want to believe] the liars right up until the moment the truth is unavoidable.