Over the years, the Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year award program has honored outstanding Texas administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration. Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their school districts, commitment to public support and involvement in education, and ability to build good employee relations among teachers and staff members. Region 8 Education Service Center is pleased to announce that Sidney Harrist, Superintendent of the Atlanta Independent School District, has been named 2021 Superintendent of the Year! Congratulations!
I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on a major topic your Linden-Kildare school board has been working on. The students and faculty of L-K work diligently to grow to produce great productive citizens of Linden, and also strive to represent our community well in extra-curricular events. We really enjoy bragging on our people and there really is quite a bit to brag on! Our test scores are up, we have a newly remodeled weight room, have new technology coming for all students and staff, and we have a free after school program.
The Cass County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office has moved to a temporary location while the damage sustained by their building is repaired. They will open to the public on Sept. 7, 2021 in their temporary location at the Cass County Law Enforcement & Justice Center, 604 TX Hwy 8N, Linden.
There is a lot to be proud of in the area of Cass County. The people are friendly, the businesses growing, and the events held throughout the year are ones to be remembered. This is why the Journal will be featuring a new section in the paper called Hometown Proud. This new section is meant to showcase people, events, and businesses that really make the area of Cass County special and unique.
Authors Note: In 1974 my mother, Jean Howe Stow, wrote an article for the January issue of Frontier Times magazine titled “Cass County Poor Farm.” In researching Mockingbird Hill Cemetery, I found her article cited as the main source of information on each website I visited. Her notes and published article, along with information found in the files of the Texas State Historical Association, were used as reference for this story.