Tina Veal-Gooch, Ward 3


Term Currently Serving

May 2009 - November 2017 - Mayor Pro-Tem

Map of Ward Three

Nine hours taken toward Master of Business Administration -
Texas A&M University - Texarkana

Bachelor of Science in History and Marketing - Texas A&M University - Texarkana

Texas High School


  • Executive Director of Public Relations - Texarkana Independent School 
    District (2005-Present)
  • Over 30 years in Marketing / Public Relations field within the For-Profit 
    and Non-Profit Industry.

Civic Involvement
  • Ark-Texas Council of Governments, Board of Directors (2009-2011)
  • Bi-State Justice Center, Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Member & Chairperson (2012-Present)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Texarkana, Board of Directors (1995-1997)
  • Business Organization for a New Downtown, Board of Directors (1992-1994)
  • Children's Trust Fund of Texas, Board of Directors (1998-2000)
  • Junior League of Texarkana, Past President and Member Sustainer (1994-Present)
  • Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure, Committee Chairperson (2003-2005)
  • Leadership Texarkana, Graduate '93 and Past President (1993-2004)
  • Leadership Texarkana's "Today's Youth Tomorrow's Leaders", Co-Chairperson (2014-2015)
  • Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties, Board of Directors (1999-2001)
  • Main Street Texarkana, Advisory Board (2004-2006)
  • Our Children's First Coalition, Governor's Task Force (Arkansas) (1996-2000)
  • Ozan Inghram / Iron Mountain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Board of Directors (2000)
  • Recipient of the Idalee Hawkins Leadership Award for Community Service (2004)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Texarkana, Board of Directors (1996-2005)
  • Texarkana Animal Shelter, Board of Directors (2005)
  • Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Committee (1992-2000)
  • Texas Schools Public Relations Association, Member (2005-Present)
  • Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council Women for the Arts, Member (2005-Present)
  • United Way of Greater Texarkana, Allocations Committee Chairman (2000-2004)
  • Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, Member and Board of Directors (1993-1995)
  • Women for A&M Texarkana, Member (2005-Present)

Personal Information

Tina is a lifetime resident of Texarkana and has dedicated her time and energy to public service. She is married to James L. Gooch, since 1995, and was elected to serve Ward 3 in May 2009.
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