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Mark Twain Elementary stages Black History Program

Houston, TX. - Mark Twain Elementary students under the guidance of Mr. Garen Rush and Ms. Krystal Carter staged a very informative Black History Program in February before an audience of students, staff, parents and their HISD Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan and Principal Melissa Patin. The school has 875 students and 50 teachers.   The theme of the program followed the 2020 black history theme  of the African American struggle for voting rights.

  Mark Twain Elementary


Thacker to Speak at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church 132nd Anniversary

     Rev. Vertis Thacker will speak at the 132nd anniversary service for Mt. Pleasant Church in Rusk on Sunday evening March 22, 2020, where Rev. Melvin Smith is the pastor.  The Service will begin at 3:00pm.     

The public is invited to attend.  . He was baptized at an early age andwas an active member of the Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Alto, Texas. 

     He was called into the ministry in 1995. However, the answer to that call came some years later on February 15, 2009, under the leadership of Rev. Mack Page (Pastor) and the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas. 

He is the Pastor of Linwood Baptist Church and he is married to Jennifer Thacker, pictured left.

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