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ALICE EMERY PRADIA
In complete but unofficial returns in south central Houston's District IV, Gaines was defeating Alice Emery Pradia
, 59 percent to 41 percent.
...Gaines, 78, a retired HISD administrator, and Pradia, 71, a former teacher and business owner, advanced to the runoff after outpolling three other candidates in the first round of campaigning, which ended Nov. 4.
was concerned about the dilapidated condition of many of the schools in District IV and noted that many parents had voiced concerns about the elimination of school bus routes.
HoustonChronicle.com - IFormer teacher Pradia challenges incumbent Gaines in District IV
Houston Independent School District Trustee Arthur M. Gaines Jr. is defending his District IV seat against a runoff challenge from former teacher Alice Emery Pradia.
"We need to hire more qualified teachers (for Spanish-speaking students)," Pradia
said."But we also want to make sure that these kids get a proper foundation in English." Pradia
said one of her
main concerns is the dilapidated condition of many of the schools in the south-central Houston District IV.Huge HISD bond issues, she
believes, have had little impact on the area."Nobody pays attention to this area," she
said that she
has been displeased with Gaines' record in the district and that he
only comes out during election time.