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New Aldine ISD Superintendent finalist

Dr. LaTonya Goffney

The Aldine ISD Board of Trustees named Lufkin ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney as the lone finalist as Superintendent of Schools for Aldine ISD. The announcement was made during the April 17 Board meeting.

Dr. Goffney has been Superintendent of Lufkin ISD since 2013.

She has 19 years of experience in the field of education.

She will succeed AISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg, who is retiring after 11 years as the district’s superintendent.

Dr. Goffney will become the first African-American to serve as Superintendent of Schools in Aldine ISD.

She said she is looking forward to the opportunity to serve as superintendent of a large school district with a proven track record.

“I’m excited and honored about this opportunity to build on the foundation of success already established by the Board, superintendent and the administration of Aldine ISD,” Dr. Goffney said. “I look forward to looking, listening and learning to discover how best I can serve the students, staff and community of Aldine. As a child of poverty, I know firsthand the power of public education and how it changed the trajectory of my life. My family and I covet your prayers during our transition.”

Aldine ISD Board of Trustees President Steve Mead said he and the Board look forward to working with Dr. Goffney.

“We, as a Board, would like to welcome Dr. Goffney to Aldine ISD,” Mr. Mead said. “Dr. Goffney brings a wealth of educational experience having served as a superintendent in two different districts for a total of 10 years. We look forward to working with her, along with our administrative team. We believe Dr. Goffney will have a positive influence on our students and staff and will be a vocal advocate for the important role public education plays in the State of Texas.”

Dr. Bamberg said she looks forward to assisting her with the transition from Lufkin ISD to Aldine ISD.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Goffney to Aldine and I look forward to working with her as she makes her transition from Lufkin to Aldine,” Dr. Bamberg said. “I know Dr. Goffney through state and regional professional organizations and she is well-respected across the state.”

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Art Car Parade

Houston held its 31st Annual Art Car Parade last Saturday, with cars traveling Allen Parkway. This is Houston’s largest free public event! More than 250 rolling works of art turned concrete into a colorful canvas to celebrate the artist in everyone! Mobile masterpieces motored in and near downtown in the world’s oldest and largest Art Car Parade.

The Parade Marshall this year was Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Entries were judged Sunday evening.

Community groups, public and private schools, and professional organizations have become regular participants. Inspired by what they see, spectators create art cars of their own and often become future participants. And as the parade grows, attracting more and more participants, the complexity and quality of the entries increases.

Art Car Parade Marshal Mayor Turner
Art Car Peacock Feathers
Art Car showing some Gator Teeth
Art Cars or Cupcakes?
Art Car Skeleton won in 2017
Art Car with a pretty pink bunny

A VISIT TO THE BUSH LIBRARY

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

PHOTOS BY MEI-ING & GILBERT HOFFMAN

BARBARA BUSH GRAVESITE IN A GARDEN SETTING.

ENTRANCE TO THE GEORGE H.W. BUSH LIBRARY.

BARBARA BUSH’S GRAVESITE IS APPROACHED PAST A LAKE AND A GARDEN OF FLOWERS.