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The Fall season brings about vibrant colors in the landscape

Throughout most of the country, trees and ground color begin to turn bright colors in preparation for winter. Shades of yellow, brown, red, orange and green give plants an appealing landscape to witness. Fall is a natural attractive time of year.


HAABSE Receives a $50,000.00 Grant

Houston AABSE is the recipient of a $50,000.00 grant from the Houston Endowment. The grant was awarded in September and will be used to support student and teacher designed programs. Congratulations to HAABSE for this recognition and continuing to be a leader in the communities it serves.
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Dr. Roosevelt Nivens

Please join in congratulating Dr. Roosevelt Nivens on being named the 2022-2023 Latino Serving Superintendent of the Year by @ALASEDU (Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents). Thank you Dr. Nivens for all you do for students as superintendent of the Lamar CISD.
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The Gulf Coast Area Alliance of Black School Educators

The Gulf Coast Area Alliance of Black School Educators is now a sworn-in TABSE affiliate. They are based in the Galveston, Brazoria and SE Harris County region. TABSE welcomes the Gulf Coast Area Alliance and their first president, Mr. Marcus Higgs, and we look forward to their service to students and educators in the Gulf Coast area.

Following initial discussion meetings, a third planning meeting occurred on Saturday, September 10 to finalize the launch and review the next steps. This meeting was to discuss final preparations for the swearing-in of officers and agenda for the first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. John Washington from TABSE was on the call and expressed his willingness to conduct the swearing in whether in-person or virtually. TABSE President, David Harris acknowledged that Mr. Washington would perform the virtual ceremony. A GroupMe invitation was posted for any potential members wishing to join GCAABSE. It was determined that Life Members of the former Galveston Alliance of Black School Educators would be considered Charter members of the Gulf Coast AABSE.

New officers are as follows:

President, Marcus Higgs

President-Elect, Mary Patrick

Vice President, LaDonna Pratt

Recording Secretary, Shavonne Ironc

Corresponding Secretary, Kanestra Bland

Financial Secretary, Felica Garrett

Treasurer, Annette Scott

Parliamentarian, Bobby Temple

Chaplain, Kimberly Patrick

Internal Auditor, LaQuinta Ryals

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New TABSE Membership Platform Being Implemented

On behalf of the TABSE Executive Board, thank you for your patience as we updated our TABSE membership platform. You can now register on our new membership site for the 2022 – 2023 school year by clicking on the link, After you register and submit your payment, you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to manage your account. With your personal account, you will be able to update your membership information (email, phone number, title, work location, etc.) in real time. Additionally, you will be able to automate membership payments. Going forward, your membership expiration date will be one year from the date you completed the membership application and processed your payment. For example, if you pay for your membership on October 1, 2022, it will expire on October 1, 2023. For payments, credit cards and purchase orders will be accepted.

If you are a member who joined March 1, 2022, through September 21, 2022, you must re-submit a new membership application on our new membership site. Please wait until you have received your personal email with a time-sensitive coupon code to insert for the payment option. Your expiration date will be set on/or between August 31, 2022 -September 21, 2022, depending on when you joined/renewed your membership.

Moreover, if you are a lifetime or subscribing life member, you must also re-submit a new membership application on our new membership site. You will also be sent a personal email with a time-sensitive coupon code to insert in the payment option. Please set your expiration date for 2099.

Once again, thank you for your patience! If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Dr. Corina Bullock by email at or send a text message at 281.704.7533. Please expect a response within 24-48 hours as we navigate through this new membership site. Thank you.

Dr. Corina Bullock

TABSE Financial Secretary

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The Power Of Your Vote

In the 1970’s, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes sang “Wake Up Everybody”. That song discussed “teaching a new way, healing the sick, building a new land, stopping false preaching etc." That song is still very relevant today, as the election period begins to gear up. With national, state, local and other elections coming in the near future, you must know that your opinion matters and your vote matters. In each election, candidates will attempt to discredit their opponent rather than speak to their own accomplishments and strengths. Some candidates will claim greatness, without having demonstrated the same in their past background records. “Wake up everybody, the world is different from what it used to be”.

Here in the state of Texas, the Governors race is in the spotlight, and is of extreme importance to all people regardless of gender, race, physical condition, choice, age or personal lifestyle. Wake up everybody, people wanting a better life opportunity cannot be treated like animals, kept in cages or transported around the country to rid them of government responsibility for aide. Your vote will matter if it is cast and your voice will be heard loudly, if your votes are numerous enough to drown out other voices trying to discourage your election participation.

In Harris County, for the past several years, complaints about “The judges” have been front and center by several politicians and law enforcement officials. Prior to two years ago, I do not believe a blanket group criticism about elected officials have occurred like the complaints about “the judges”. It is almost like some 17 historic "Black Girl" election events took place in 2019 which some individuals have yet to accept! Use your own judgement and research to elect local officials in the various election contests.

Other elections which you will encounter should also be decided based upon the qualities, knowledge, past accomplishments, professionalism and leadership abilities of the candidates. Select people to represent and lead you who can and will best lead your country, state, communities or groups. “Wake up everybody, no more backward thinking, its now time for thinking ahead”. The country appears to be changing and in some instances going back to legislation which may not benefit the majority. We cannot afford to sit back and hope. It is time to wake up, stand up, and elect people who will best represent you. "Wake up everybody"!


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NABSE 50th Annual National Conference

The 50th Annual NABSE National Conference will convene near Washington D.C., from November 30th through December 4, 2022. Make plans early to register and attend the conference. It has been said by many that "Once you attend a NABSE conference, you will NOT want to miss any in the future". Numerous important issues are of interest to educators today, and will be addressed during the organizations meeting. Register early and reserve your hotel accommodations. We look forward to you joining NABSE in National Harbor, Maryland, outside of the D.C. area.


TABSE Business Partner Of The Month

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H-E-B Grocery Company, LP, is an American privately held supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 340 stores throughout Texas and the U.S., as well as in northeast Mexico. The company also operates Central Market, an upscale organic and fine foods retailer.


TABSE Institutional School District Of The Month

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Sheldon Independent School District is a public school district in unincorporated northeast Harris County, Texas (USA). The majority of the district lies in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston with a small portion within city limits. Sheldon ISD covers 53.5 square miles and serves several neighborhoods in the Sheldon Lake area.


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