Two celebrations are scheduled for tomorrow as Texas High School honors two of their alumni. 

According to T.I.S.D. Director of Public Relations Tina Veal-Gooch:

Texarkana Independent School District will honor two of their own, Martha W. Morriss (Texas High School Class of 1943) and  Josh R. Morriss, Jr. (Texas High School Class of 1942), as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni during events which will be held on Friday, March 27.

A Student-Parent Breakfast will be held from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School, 4826 University Park. This event will offer students in the 5th Grade Class the opportunity to meet Mr. & Mrs. Morriss and ask questions of them regarding their education, community involvement and life.


From 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., a Distinguished Alumni Luncheon will be held at the Texarkana Country Club, #1 Country Club Drive, where the two individuals will be presented and awarded the honor of 2015 Distinguished Alumni.


Since 1992, TISD has sponsored a Distinguished Alumni Awards program to recognize the outstanding personal and professional achievements of their alumni.  These outstanding former Texas High School and Dunbar High School graduates are models to current and future alumni in terms of their professional, leadership and ethical standards.  Past award recipients have been: Truman Arnold, Dr. Lenox Dial Baker, Miller Barber, Melvin Bradley, Dr. Karen D. Bradshaw, Billy C. Burnettm Ned Burns, Dr. William Dorland, Lt. Col. Norman “Ken” Dyson, Theron Goynes, Dan Haskins, Ethel Pauley Jones, David Kusin, Gary Kusin, Prudence Mackintosh, Donald Ray McNeal, George McWilliams, Rick Minter, Jerry “Boo” Mitchell, Jr., Lt. Col. Daniel Oosterhous, H. Ross Perot, Dan Petty, Col. Willie Pollard, Jr., Collin Raye, Bill Rogers, Marjorie Scardino, Vicki Schultz, Robert Wickliffe “Wick” Temple, Dr. David Tilson, III, Sheilah Walker and Dr. Steve Woodle.