New schools, new names

The November 2018 bond newsletter from EPISD can be read here.

Up until now I was unaware of the fact that as the district consolidates  schools they are renaming them.

Bradley and Fannin are being consolidated with the new name Dr. Joseph Torres elementary.

Dowell, Schuster, and Crosby will become Arcadio Duran, Jr. elementary.

Henderson and Clardy become Dr. Josefina Villamil Tinajero

Lincoln, Bond, and Roberts will become Donald Lee Haskins

Morehead and Johnson are to be named Charles Q. Murphree

Ross and Hughey become Wally Hartley

Terrace Hills and Collins become Tyrone “Bobby Joe” Hill

The newsletter has a short biography of each of the people the schools are to be named after.

We deserve better


4 Responses to New schools, new names

  1. Mike Schwartz says:

    Announced and debated well over a year ago. I thought it was in the media as well. Each school was given a website to solicit suggestions at the beginning of 2016-2017. ? 2017-2018? The votes were cast by the teachers, administration and community for each involved group. Top two were forwarded to the board with short presentations. Collins/Terrace Hills had the added benefit that Bobby Joe Hill’s widow worked there as the ISS teacher. Board voted on all over a two month period and voila, new names.


  2. james walter peterson says:

    How much money is budgeted by EPISD for rebranding?


  3. Anonymous says:

    It is reassuring to know that they have addressed the important things.


  4. Rico Suave says:

    New school names and same old administration…progress


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