Najera Takes Job As Band Director For Carthage ISD

Former Lufkin High School band director Paul Najera has a new job in another town.

He has decided not to take the transfer to Lufkin Middle School the school board upheld last month.

Tuesday afternoon, Najera told the East Texas news he has accepted a job with the Carthage school district. He will be their Director of Instrumental Music.

Najera says one of the biggest things he'll miss in Lufkin will be his students.

"I'll miss the students I had the pleasure and honor of working with. The students put in a lot of hard work and were dedicated to the ideas that we had instilled and I'll miss working with them."

Najera says his legal options are still available to him.

He and his attorney are still considering litigation against the Lufkin school district.