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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 25, 2019

Michael Byrd

Cabot assistant superintendent looks to make an impact

Michael Byrd, the new assistant superintendent for the Cabot School District, looks back fondly to a principal who impacted Byrd’s life when he was in the sixth grade. Byrd graduated from Lufkin (Texas) High School in 1993. However, in the fall of 1986, when he was in the sixth grade, he moved from Tyler, Texas, to Brookhollow Elementary School in Lufkin. “It was tough, coming into a new school and being the new kid,” Byrd said. “I had my struggles. Herbert Cross was my principal. He was an African-American gentleman at Brookhollow Elementary. He really saw fit to take me u... READ MORE

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