by Coy Holcombe.
Each year at this time, EISD is honored to host the Annual Mason Luncheon. During this luncheon two seniors are recognized by the local Masonic Lodge for their accomplishments. Also during this time, the Masons remind everyone about the contributions that Maribeau B. Lamar made to Texas education. "Lamar has been called ‘the Father of Texas Education.’ During his administration, he convinced the legislature to set aside 3 leagues of land for each county to equip schools. He also allotted 50 leagues of land for the support of two universities, later Texas A&M University and the University of Texas. Although nothing was implemented during his term, these actions led to the foundation for a statewide public school system."
We always look forward to hosting the Masons at this luncheon and want to extend our gratitude for their recognition of our seniors.