Tuesday, February 7, 2012 was celebrated at City Hall as “Founder’s Day” for the historic Third Ward high school, Jack Yates. Jack Yates High School has a proud legacy as noted by the proclamation. Houston City Council member at Large, Andrew C. Burks, Jr is a proud graduate of Yates HS. Alumni of Yates along with the current school principal were present to receive the proclamation.
Members present were Andrew Burks, Arva Howard, Larry Blackmon, Principal Sheppard, Maurice Hobson, Carolyn Zota, Carolyn Evans, and Juanita Jackson along with Mayor Annise Parker.