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treasurer of the Texas publishers Association

Maxine B. Session - Co Publisher  Texas Informer

P. O. Box 322  Rusk, Texas 75785

903-683-8543  Email

Maxine B. Session is a 1965 graduate of George W. Bradford High School, a 1977 Graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with BS in English and Elementary Education and she completed in 1981 a Masters Degree in Mid-Management Administration.
She has retired from teaching after serving public education for twenty six years, teaching seventeen years in the classroom and serving as an administrator for eight years.  She served one year as the Coordinator of School and Community Relations, three years as the Assistant Principal at the Jacksonville Independent School District's Middle School, two years as the Assistant Principal at West Side Elementary, Principal at Jacksonville Texas Independent School Districts Pre-K Head Start Campus and two years in the Central Office Administrator - Coordinator at Risk Kids Pre-kindergarten and Head Start.

Maxine has served her community as past President of the Rusk, Texas Chamber of Commerce, the City of Rusk, Texas Economic Development Board, City of Rusk Charter Review Committee's Secretary, and as a past member of the Anderson-Cherokee Counties Texas Crisis Center Board.


Some of the professional organizations Maxine has served include: Keep Rusk Beautiful, Rusk Industrial Foundation Board, National Council of Negro Women, Texas Publishers Association – Treasurer, Lauretta-Colston Stewart Scholarship Board – Treasurer, Member George Washington Bradford Alumni Association – Treasurer. She was voted Business Woman of the Year 2002 – Tyler, Texas Area Professional Women’s Association.


With her husband Walter, Maxine is the  Co-Publisher Cherokee County Informer DBA Texas Informer since 1995 – Voted by the TPA as Best Monthly Newspaper 2001.  The Texas Informer was recognized by the Department of Agriculture, Tyler Office 2003 for “Best News Contributions to the Community”.  She initiated the Community Revitalization effort in the African American neighborhood in conjunction with the city of Rusk in 2002 which has resulted in the destruction of more than thirty dilapidated houses and in conjunction with First National Homes initiated the construction of eight new single family homes.
The past thirteen years The Texas Informer has documented positive local news and history about East Texas African American Communities that has never been documented.  It is read community-wide across ethnic and economic boundaries. She has been recognized for Community Contributions by NCNW Jacksonville Chapter 2004 & 2006 . She is a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Methodist Church and serves as church musician, member finance board and  trustee board..




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