Bulletin Staff Report

Mark Bradshaw, who served on the board of trustees of the Brownwood Independent School District for 13 1/2 years, was honored Friday night before a crowd of fans watching the Lions’ season-opening football game at Gordon Wood Stadium.

Members of the school board, including Bradshaw’s successor in Single-Member District 7, Tim Jacobs, participated, along with Dr. Reece Blincoe, superintendent.

In July, Bradshaw accepted the position of assistant regional director for support services in the Fort Worth district office of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Bradshaw has held the offices of secretary, vice president and president during his years on the board.

“Mark and his family moved to Brownwood in 1981, and he has worked for TxDOT for 19 years,” public address announcer Larry Mathis said as the ceremony was conducted on the field. “His wife, Kathy, taught in Brownwood ISD for 24 years and just retired in May.

“Mark believes some of the highlights of his career on the board were the hiring of Sue Jones as superintendent, the passing of the school bond issue while he was president of the board, and the hiring of Reece Blincoe as BISD's newest superintendent,” Mathis continued.

“Mark is very proud to have served for 13 1/2 years on the board and is proud to have two children, Dr. Rebeccah Bradshaw Baucom, and Mr. Taylor Bradshaw graduate from the Brownwood school system.”

Bradshaw was active in the Brownwood Rotary Club and was designated a Paul Harris Fellow Award. He also was active with the Boys Scouts in Troop 14, and was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Brownwood.

Bradshaw was presented with a plaque honoring his service to the schools and community.

Current board members are vice president Roderick Jones, secretary John Nickols, parliamentarian Nesa Morelock, Justin Murphy, Eric Evans and Tim Jacobs.