In Memory of Coach Terry Houston

Wayside Middle School & Boswell High School Coach and Principal


He was a coach and principal to many but he was MUCH MORE….

He was a man that had the biggest smile and heart! He was a friend and a great listener! His door was always open for his students and staff if they ever needed advice or just someone to listen! He never passed judgment on others and always saw the positive in everyone regardless of their past!!! He was an educator that chose this profession because of his love and passion for the individuals he came in contact with daily!! He touched many lives and we all could take lessons from him on how to treat others and leave a true legacy for years to come!!!!

A quote from former BHS student Erica Gonzalez:

I can still recall the many times you said ,”big things are to come. You just have to be patient. Breathe in and breathe out. Put one foot in front of the other.” You saw the good in people and influenced many with your positive attitude and great mentor ship. You certainly made an impact and will be missed dearly.

Coach Terry Houston Facebook Memorial Page

Coach Terry Houston

Memorial information:

There will be a Memorial Service honoring Terry Houston on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 am at Boswell HS Fine Arts Center.  A lunch will be held for the family in the cafeteria immediately following the service.

If you would like to contribute a dish or any food for the lunch, please feel free to do so.  If you have any questions or would like to help,  please call or text Rena Escamilla at 817-917-7029.  Drinks and paper goods will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, a Terry Houston Scholarship Fund will be set up.

If you are interested in making a donation, please send it to EM-S ISD, Attn: Education Foundation, 1200 Old Decatur Rd, Saginaw, TX 76179.  Please write ‘Terry Houston Scholarship’ on your check.

Thank you in advance for your help.

EM-S ISD Says Farewell to Mr. Terry Houston

The EM-S ISD community is saddened by the loss of Terry Houston who passed away on Monday, July 29. Some knew him as Coach Houston, or principal Houston, but most who knew him called him friend

Mr. Houston grew up in Saginaw, TX and was a 1974 graduate of Boswell High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Texas and began working for the district in 1990. He was a coach at both Wayside Middle School and Boswell High School before becoming an assistant principal, and then later became principal of Boswell High School. After his time at Boswell, he worked for Central Administration in the Information Systems Department. He resigned in 2012 and became the principal of the K-12 school in Hartley ISD.

Mr. Houston is remembered fondly for his kindness and his ability to build relationships, whether with staff, students, or other co-workers. He is described as one who always took time for others no matter what was going on in his day. His was truly student-focused and cared about student success – both academically as well as personally.