Former Commerce School Board President Mary Hendrix has been appointed to fill the unexpired term of Sarah Sienty. Sienty passed away in April after a long battle with cancer.
Hendrix had served on the board for 18 years before stepping down last year. She will finish Sienty's term, which expires in 2006. Hendrix said she has no plans for running again in the May election, but said the current school funding problems in Texas should provide some challenges along the road ahead.