TISD Superintendent moves to
Monitor Staff Reports
TRINIDAD– After more than 10 years, and having watched nearly a
generation of students enter and graduate from Trinidad Independent
School District, Superintendent Michael Green is leaving.
Green has accepted the position of director of personnel with Athens ISD,
beginning July 1.
The board of trustees has been informed of his decision and is already
making their own preparations, beginning with contacting several search
Green will formally submit his resignation at the Monday, June 19
regular board meeting.
With Athens only being an estimated 15 to 20 miles away, Green said he
will not be moving.
Green is replacing retiring director of personnel Judith Austin.
The search for a new superintendent for Trinidad is expected to take no
more than three months.
Chamber gets a peek at Extension
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–Those attending the monthly Greater Cedar Creek Lake
Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, heard a lengthy list of
services provided by the Family and Consumer Sciences of the Texas
Services range from parenting classes to health, both physical and
financial, Henderson County Agent Kristen DeLong said.
DeLong is a Mabank High School graduate and a graduate of Texas A&M
Through programs such as “Better Living for Texans,” teaches nutrition
and other health related subjects and “How to Make the Food Dollar
Stretch,” those in low-income situations learn better living tactics,
“The Texas Cooperative Extension is the largest informal educational
agency in the world,” DeLong said.
The Extension office is divided into three departments, agricultural
(County Agent Rick Hirsch), family services (DeLong) and 4-H (Hilary
In other business, members were:
• introduced to the first Chamber Leadership graduating class.
Ronnie Davis gave a short explanation of the project and then listed the
following graduates: city of Mabank fireman Mat Ewaskiw, from Mabank
School District Zan Tidmore, AG Edwards representative Mitch West, from
Southside Bank of Gun Barrel City Ralph Fortner, with Trinity Valley
Electric Cooperative Shannon Steakley and with East Texas Medical Center
• informed Brookshires of Mabank and Seven Points was named the Business
of the Month.
Ambassador President Rick Brown introduced representatives from both
• heard a short presentation by Rusty Workman, representing Franklin
Family Community Banks – the host of the June luncheon.
Workman said the company will soon have an open house recognizing the
merger of three banks into Franklin Banks; Cedar Creek Bank, First
National of Athens and Jackson Savings.
• heard by Scott Six, president of the Gun Barrel City Chamber Branch
report on the $500 scholarships awarded to graduates Stacey Barnett and