Despite some opposition, HISD dedicates Lockhart Elementary School


The school in Houston's historic Third Ward will see about 750 students come through its doors this year. It was built with funds from the 2007 bond issue.

School officials say they are excited about all the prospects the new facility holds. But some people aren't pleased because they want it named Turner-Lockhart Elementary in honor of the school that was originally on the property.

"The community wants the name of Turner Lockhart to be in unity. There is no community without unity," community organizer Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz said.

The student body at Lockhart will consist of students from the old Lockhart and those from the old Turner elementary schools.

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