February 2023


T exarkana citizen Libby White recently filled the vacant Ward 5 Council seat in Texarkana, Texas. Libby and her husband, Brad, have lived in Ward 5 of Texarkana, Texas, since November 2009. Libby hopes to help lead Texarkana into an even greater tomorrow by serving on the city’s City Council. After graduating from Pleasant Grove High School in 2003, White achieved a psychology degree from Texas A&M University-College Station. During her time there, White was elected president of the Chi Omega sorority, which ignited her desire to lead and serve in the community. “While executing the role of president, I developed leadership, management, and speaking skills that have influenced my career and service paths,” White expressed. “My dream has always been to help people, wherever I am in life and however the opportunity arises. I thrive in social settings, making connections with people and looking for ways to improve situations.” Upon graduating from Texas A&M University- College Station, White worked for Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, before marrying her husband and moving back to Texarkana in 2008. White has continued to work in church environments and use her psychology degree by raising four boys over the last 11 years. White’s oldest son is in the STEM program in the 6th Grade Center at Texas Middle School, and her younger three children are in 4th grade, 2nd grade, and kindergarten at Red Lick Elementary School. Since her boys started public school, White has also served in multiple roles in the Red Lick School District, including her most recent appointment as secretary for the Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTCO) board. White is also active in the Pleasant Grove Youth Association (PGYA) sports organization. She has been a head coach for youth basketball teams for three years, and she served as a head coach for PGYA T-ball this spring. In addition to coaching for PGYA this season, White is also helping as an assistant coach for the Trinity Youth Basketball League in the kindergarten age division. “People are my passion, and wherever my kids have been plugged in, that is where I have given my time and attention,” White said. White and her family have been active members of Heritage Church for the past eight years, and since 2018, White has volunteered as the director of women’s ministry for the church. In addition to leading Bible studies, White has also been a guest speaker for the main church service, organized meetings, planned multiple events for 200+ women, and worked as part of the staff team at Heritage to fulfill a goal in partnering with churches in the community to transform Texarkana.




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