History of Henry B. Zachry Elementary School

On August 10, 1973, Herring-Price Lumber Company, a division of H. B. Zachry Company, offered the Laredo Independent School District a thirty-acre building site in south Laredo, on condition that an elementary school be constructed for the children in this area, to be followed at a later date by other educational facilities.

H. B. Zachry Elementary School represents the fulfillment of many dreams and much planning by representatives of

H. B. Zachry Company and the LISD staff, and made into reality by the generous offer Mr. Zachry made. After due deliberation, the Board of Trustees of LISD felt it fitting that this school bear the name of a man who has made so many contributions to his first home, Laredo. At the regular meeting of April 15, 1976, it was so ordered by unanimous vote. H. B. Zachry’s visions and contributions to this community have been numerous, and the many children who are served here shall remember his name. Recently, the members of our School Board and our former Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz have allowed us the opportunity to expand our facilities for the betterment of our community and our students. That is why today we have a new library, gym, science lab, music room, and art room. We are glad that many students will enjoy these facilities for years to come.