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Trinity Standard - Local News
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Starr seeks new term
Trinity Standard -


TRINITY – Retired Houston school administrator Travis Starr is seeking re-election to his Position 4 seat on the Trinity Memorial Hospital District’s board in the May 8 local elections. Starr is being challenged for the two-year term by Jim Henderson. A native Texan, Starr has spend his adult life in public service, include a tour in the U.S. Army. He served for seven years as a teacher in the Houston Independent School District and 25 years as a school administrator. During his career with HISD, he was responsible for the management of nine departments in the business division involving over 3,000 employees with budgets over $74 million and inventories exceeding $27 million in value. The candidate worked his way through college, earning a bachelor and masters degrees from the University of Houston. He later completed an additional 27 hours of postgraduate work in administrative education. In addition, Starr served as squadron commander and as a search and rescue pilot with the Civil Air Patrol. He also has served as a director and secretary of the Trinity Rural Water Corporation. During his tenure with the Trinity hospital district, the board built a new emergency room waiting area, remodeled the emergency room itself, built a new clinic attached to the south side of the hospital and recently approved the construction of additional patient rooms, a surgical suite and other support facilities. A resident of Trinity County for the past 20 years, he resides in the Sebastopol community located east of Trinity. Starr said he hopes to continue to serve as a member of the TMHD board and would appreciate the votes and support of the residents of the district.

 

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