Moses to take the helm July 1

Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr., Alice Echo-News Journal

During a special meeting of the Orange Grove School Board Tuesday night, board members accepted the resignation of Orange Grove High School principal Bryan Henderson.

Superintendent Earl Luce said Henderson wanted to pursue other employment opportunities. Henderson had been out since mid-April with a medical injury, officials said.

Mayor Seal Brand, former principal at Orange Grove High School, filled in at the position for the remainder of the school year.

In his resignation letter, Henderson stated the last eight years have been a positive experience, and the memories he will take with him will last a lifetime.

"I have always bragged on OGISD as being the best kept secret in Texas.

The community of Orange Grove is in excellent shape and will continue to experience growth. I say this because Orange Grove has an excellent school board and superintendent in place that will ensure the safety, welfare and education of each and every one of our children," Henderson said.

"As I depart, I wish the best for all and my thoughts and prayers will be with everyone for a lifetime. Thank you for the memories."

On Luce's recommendation, board members unanimously approved moving Orange Grove Junior High principal Tommy Moses to the position of OGHS principal. The move will take effect July 1. Assistant OGJH principal Arnold Diaz will move up to the head principal position at the junior high. Starting Wednesday, OGISD will begin advertising and taking applications for a new assistant principal at OGJH.