LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A longtime Lufkin ISD board member has died.
According to the LISD Communications Director, Stanley New died unexpectedly Saturday morning. He was 62.
New was a board member for more than 20 years.
Superintendent Dr. LaTonya Goffney released this statement:
"What an honorable man! Mr. New loved God, loved his wife and family, and loved Lufkin ISD and it was evident to anyone who had the great fortune to spend any time in his presence. He was the strength of our team of eight (7 board members and me) and my cabinet and I referred to him as the voice of wisdom. With over 20 years of experience on the school board, his primary goal was to make Lufkin ISD the best choice for students who reside in Lufkin. To say he will be missed is an understatement."