Harlingen Leaders Back the Future


Harlingen city leaders visited the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School campuses Monday to show their support for the Texas PTA Back the Future campaign.

Zavala Elementary was chosen as the spotlight campus for the campaign’s rollout at HCISD schools.

As they welcomed students and families to the first day of classes, Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, Mayor Chris Boswell, Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos, and District 2 City Commissioner Tudor Uhlhorn, expressed their support for education.

“Upholding our commitment to academic achievement and global success, community leaders are promoting a culture of education in Harlingen,” said Dr. Cavazos. “It is very significant for our students to see the community and district united in support of their education.”

A series of back the future days are taking place across Texas at the beginning of the school year, when excitement is high and families are present to celebrate education.

“Harlingen City Council PTA and Texas PTA are extremely excited about the overwhelming response from Senator Lucio, Harlingen CISD and the City of Harlingen in helping to back our future!” said Amanda Banda, Harlingen City Council PTA President. “We are proud to be part of such an amazing CommYOUnity that is eager to join forces in supporting our children.”

Founded in 1909, Texas PTA is the largest child advocacy group in the state. With 500,000 members, Texas PTA is committed to parent education, parent involvement, and child advocacy.

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