Community Recognition Celebration

2018 Texas City Hall of Honor

Dr. Jack Christie

Class of 1966

Jack Christie, an accomplished businessman and chiropractic physician, serves the City of Houston as At-Large Position 5 Council Member. Before his election to city council, he was elected to both the Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees and the Texas State Board of Education. He held the highest leadership roles of president and chairman, respectively, in those organizations. Besides running two successful Houston-area practices with more than 20,000 patients, one of Christie's greatest accomplishments has been founding the annual 5th Ward Ice Skating Party. He's been organizing it and underwriting the event for the last 30 years.

Laura McClellen Dean Mooney

Class of 1978

As the National President for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Laura McClellen Dean-Mooney addressed more than 50 million people through a variety of ways, communicating MADD's mission to stop drunk driving. She testified to multiple United States Congressional committees to sponsor key federal legislation. Her lobbying on behalf of MADD yielded passage of interlock laws in 10 states. When Mooney's term with MADD ended, she was able to utilize her expertise delivering programming on alcohol awareness and underage drinking as the program coordinator for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service.

Terry Yates

Class of 1983

With nearly 28 years of experience as a prosecutor, judge and attorney, Terry Yates ranks among the top lawyers in the United States. His cases have drawn national and international media coverage, including recent appearances on Fox News, ESPN and 48 Hours. He has represented famous professional athletes and well-known politicians and elected officials. Although Yates has had success in private practice, he has a strong desire to return to public service. He is currently the Republican nominee for Justice for the First Court of Appeals, Place 7, in Houston.

Dr. LaShondria Simpson-Camp

Class of 1997

As a child, Dr. LaShondria Simpson-Camp envisioned working alongside her twin sister in the medical field one day. That goal became a reality with the recent opening of Tru Essence Cosmetic and Medical Spa in Houston. Dr. Camp's interest in women's health grew as she cared for patients with breast cancer. During her breast surgical oncology fellowship, she witnessed firsthand the effect chemotherapy drugs can have on a body. As a board certified general surgeon and certified breast surgical oncologist, Dr. Camp is able to use her skills and knowledge to restore overall health and wellness to patients, which helps renew their self-confidence.

2018 La Marque Legacy Hall

Sherilyn Noles Linton

Class of 1965

Sherilyn Linton embodies the true spirit of volunteerism through her tireless devotion to a variety of charities and causes in Galveston County. A strong advocate for women, she is the co-founder the ADA Women's Center, which is a licensed substance abuse treatment center providing women with the tools they need for sober living. As an avid animal lover, Linton also is the co-founder of the Animal Alliance of Galveston County, a full-service, low-cost clinic for healthy pets. In addition, she helped start a food bank through Church Women's United and a prison ministry. A former registered nurse, she also enjoys participating in fundraisers that help sustain these organizations.

Marc Watts

Class of 1976

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Marc Watts began practicing corporate and securities law. He served as the managing partner of the 700-attorney law firm of Locke Liddell and Sapp in their Houston office. He also served as vice chairman of the firm before becoming the president of the Freidkin Group in 2011. The Freidkin Group is a company comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. Watts is currently the chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, an organization that brings together community-minded business leaders to address the region's unique challenges.

Erik Peterson

Class of 1989

Special Agent Erik Peterson has a shining career in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels, both overseas and stateside. He has excelled in all of his assignments and attained supervisory leadership in all of the agencies he's worked for, including the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Because of his dedication and responsibility to his work, he is known to investigate, close and adjudicate cases that that were cold or stagnant. Some of his areas of expertise include sexual assault, narcotics and counterterrorism.

Dr. Aashish Shah

Class of 1992

With both medical and law degrees, Dr. Aashish Shah has been able to combine both to become a successful healthcare executive and advocate. He began his career in private practice as a board-certified OB/GYN before formalizing his interest in the business of medicine with his doctor of jurisprudence. In 2010, Dr. Shah became the first-ever executive fellow at Texas Children's Hospital where he worked on strategic and operational projects. In his spare time, he is a Harris County Sherriff's Office reserve deputy and is currently the medical director for its Tactical Medicine Team.

Foundation announces distinguished alumni

The Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future has selected eight inductees for the 2018 Hall of Honor and Legacy Hall, the prestigious programs recognizing outstanding Texas City and La Marque graduates.

"The Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 inductees into Texas City's Hall of Honor and La Marque's Legacy Hall," said Christina Hall-Payne, executive director for the foundation. "These alumni are truly exceptional, and it is our hope that the community and their classmates will want to join us at the induction ceremony to hear about how they got to where they are today."

Texas City's Hall of Honor began in 2005 and La Marque's Legacy Hall began in 2008. Both programs are designed to recognize Texas City and La Marque graduates who have excelled in their field of expertise and made significant contributions to their respective communities.

The 2018 Hall of Honor inductees from Texas City High School are Dr. Jack Christie, Class of 1966; Laura McClellen Dean Mooney, Class of 1978;Terry Yates, Class of 1983; and Dr. LaShondria Simpson-Camp, Class of 1997.

The 2018 Legacy Hall inductees from La Marque High School are Sherilyn Noles Linton, Class of 1965; Marc Watts, Class of 1976; Erik Peterson, Class of 1989; and Dr. Aashish Shah, Class of 1992.

The Hall of Honor and Legacy Hall inductees' photos and biographies will be displayed at their respective high schools in honor of their accomplishments and to serve as role models for Texas City ISD students. In addition, there will be an induction ceremony and banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center.

The community is invited to purchase tickets to attend the dinner and silent auction. Individual tickets are $75 and tables of eight can be purchased for $750. Early reservations are encouraged as seating is limited.

Three others will be recognized during the Hall of Honor dinner. The Foundation for the Future will present the Visionary Award to Kitty Simpson for her vision in developing the Helping Hands Program that enhances the personal hygiene of students within our district for their social well-being. TCISD Director of Facilities & Planning Jack Haralson will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to education through new construction and Hurricane Harvey school relocations. The Spirit of Education Award will be presented to Janet Frater, a retired La Marque High School teacher, who still gives her time generously and is especially devoted to students in the Life Skills classes.

For more information about the dinner or about the Community Recognition Celebration, call 409-916-0108 or e-mail Christina Hall-Payne at cjhall@tcisd.org.

Texas City Hall of Honor

Designed to recognize Texas City graduates who have excelled in their field of expertise and made significant contributions to their respective communities, the Hall of Honor serves as recognition and honors these individuals. The Hall of Honor was implemented in 2006. The Hall of Honor inductees' photos and biographies are displayed in the main hall of Texas City High School in honor of their accomplishments and to serve as role models for Texas City students.

Hall of Honor Inductees & Special Recognitions

2017


2017 Hall of Honor Inductees

Raul M. Cruz, Texas City High School Class of 1974

Christopher C. Doyle, Texas City High School Class of 1984

Matthew A. Deggs, Texas City High School Class of 1990

Steven A. Mount, Texas City High School Class of 2004

Special Recognition

Pastor Robin Reeves, Spirit of Education Award

Neal Mora, Visionary Award

Marion Godeaux, Distinguished Service Award

2016


2016 Hall of Honor Inductees

Charles L. Hutchins, Texas City High School Class of 1955

Robert C. Gray, Texas City High School Class of 1964

Walter Greg Johnson, Texas City High School Class of 1965

Jill L. Grove, Texas City High School Class of 1986

Special Recognition

Rich Hernandez, Spirit of Education Award

Mayor Matthew Doyle, Visionary Award

Susan Meyers, Distinguished Service Award

2015


2015 Hall of Honor Inductees

Dr. Clarence Quinn, Wolvin HS Class of 1918

Jeri Gilland, Texas City High School Class of 1970

Marilyn Butler Hornung, Texas City High School Class of 1970

Dr. Tim Hall, J.D., Texas City High School Class of 1974

Special Recognition

Barbara White, Spirit of Education Award

David Laine, Visionary Award

Dick Carter, Distinguished Service Award

2014


2014 Hall of Honor Inductees

Linda Cooper Holm, Texas City High School Class of 1964

William "Chris" Pederson M.D., Texas City High School Class of 1970

Dale Laine, Jr., Texas City High School Class of 1974

Ravi Prakash, Texas City High School Class of 1998

Special Recognition

Jose’ Boix, Spirit of Education Award

Randy Dietel, Visionary Award

Robert Renfroe, Distinguished Service Award

2013

2013 Hall of Honor Inductees

Myrtle Giles Davis, Booker T. Washington School Class of 1949

Newton C. Ellis, Ph.D., Texas City High School Class of 1950

Jimmy Rasmussen, Texas City High School Class of 1970

Nancy Glass, M.D., Texas City High School Class of 1971

2012

2012 Hall of Honor Inductees

Richard Ettredge, Texas City High School Class of 1962

Mary Josie Cain Blanchard, Texas City High School Class of 1965

Benjamin "Bruce" Clawson, Texas City High School Class of 1966

Raymond F. Guidry, Jr., Texas City High School Class of 1970

2011


2011 Hall of Honor Inductees

Joe Hoover, Texas City High School Class of 1952

Clemon Prevost, Sr., Texas City High School Class of 1974

Carolyn Risinger, M.D., Texas City High School Class of 1975

Pat Doyle, Texas City High School Class of 1982


2010

2010 Hall of Honor Inductees

Emken Linton, Texas City High School Class of 1962

Charlie Amato, Texas City High School Class of 1966

Carlos Garza, Texas City High School Class of 1966

Mike Simpson, Texas City High School Class of 1976


2009

2009 Hall of Honor Inductees

L.G. Dupre, Texas City High School Class of 1951

Kitty Owens Potter, Texas City High School Class of 1966

Marvin Charles Peterson (Hannibal Lokumbe), Texas City High School Class of 1967

Machelle M. Seibel, M.D., Texas City High School Class of 1967

2008

2008 Hall of Honor Inductees

Rene Henry Gracida, Central High School Class of 1941

Roland J. Castanie, Texas City High School Class of 1967

Osie V. Combs, Texas City High School Class of 1967

Mark E. Ciavaglia, Texas City High School Class of 1977

2007

2007 Hall of Honor Inductees

Mary Jones Cain, Central High School Class of 1930

Dennis O. Dixon, Ph.D., Texas City High School Class of 1962

Toby Hamon, Texas City High School Class of 1962

John Lee Hancock, Texas City High School Class of 1975

Inaugural 2006

2006 Hall of Honor Inductees

Emmett F. Lowry, Central High School Class of 1932

Dan R. Dixon, Texas City High School Class of 1962

John Dale Butler, Texas City High School Class of 1970

Matthew T. Doyle, Texas City High School Class of 1976

La Marque Legacy Hall

The Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future is proud to recognize the La Marque Legacy Hall honorees. Twenty-three graduates of La Marque ISD were inducted into the Legacy Hall from 2008 through 2012. These honorees represent successful individuals who serve as role models to the La Marque students. Plaques for each honoree are on display at La Marque High School to remind students daily of the successful future they have ahead of them. The Legacy Hall was added to the TCISD Foundation for the Future's annual community recognition ceremony in 2017.

legacy hall Inductees

2017


2017 Legacy Hall Inductees

Jeffery T. Banister, La Marque High School Class of 1982

Robin L. Armstrong, La Marque High School Class of 1987

Michael A. Matranga, La Marque High School Class of 1995

Martha W. Rac, La Marque High School Class of 1999

Special Recognition

Pastor Robin Reeves, Spirit of Education Award

Neal Mora, Visionary Award

Marion Godeaux, Distinguished Service Award

2012

2012 Legacy Hall Inductees

Bessie Linscomb Sanford, Lincoln High School Class of 1944

Thomas E. Thigpen, Lincoln High School Class of 1966

James “Bim” Crowder, Jr., La Marque High School Class of 1971

C. Alan Hutchins, La Marque High School Class of 1980

Dr. Rev. Gerald Lindsey, Jr., La Marque High School Class of 1995

2011

2011 Legacy Hall Inductees

Jimmie Saldana, Lincoln High School Class of 1963

Rev. William Randall, La Marque High School Class of 1975

Hon. Judge Susan Criss, La Marque High School Class of 1979

Lt. Col. Sel. Michael Zimmerman, La Marque High School Class of 1992

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Sarah Godfrey Giles, Spirit of Education Award

2010

2010 Legacy Hall Inductees

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, La Marque High School Class of 1961

Wharton Rivers, Lincoln High School Class of 1967

Monica Davis Clay, La Marque High School Class of 1979

Lee Hutton, La Marque High School Class of 1994

Bryan Wilson, La Marque High School Class of 1997

2009

2009 Legacy Hall Inductees

Norman Bulaich, La Marque High School Class of 1965

Geraldine Sam, La Marque High School Class of 1969

Bruce Blankenship, La Marque High School Class of 1976

Dr. Janice Crowder, La Marque High School Class of 1976

Inaugural 2008

2008 Legacy Hall Inductees

Jimmy Hayley, La Marque High School Class of 1955

Barbara Taylor Rollins, Lincoln High School Class of 1959

Frances Summerville Levisee, La Marque High School Class of 1962

Harold Fattig, La Marque High School Class of 1975

Christina Allen, La Marque High School Class of 1994

Nominations

Hall of Honor & Legacy Hall nomination form (Nominees remain in the pool of candidates for three years.)

Community Recognition Awards nomination form (View the list of award recipients.)