Councilmember Ward 3
Mayor Pro Tem
Lynn Powell Torres was appointed to the City Council as
Councilmember of Ward 3 on September 21, 1999. She was elected to
the Council in May of 2000.
Mrs. Torres was born in Louisville, Kentucky but moved to Texas
during elementary school. She is a graduate of Richardson High
School near Dallas. Mrs. Torres attended Stephen F. Austin State
University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and
Sociology with a minor in Social Rehabilitation Services. She
received a Master’s Degree in Spanish, and a Master’s Degree in
Education with a Mid-Management Certification. She also received a
Superintendent’s Certification from Stephen F. Austin State
Mrs. Torres is beginning her 36th year working in the field of
education here in Lufkin. After spending 30 years at Lufkin High
School as a Spanish teacher, department head, activities director,
assistant principal and associate principal, she currently serves as
the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for
Mrs. Torres is a member of the Kurth Memorial Library Board, the 4B
Economic Development Board and the Tree Board of the City of Lufkin.
Mrs. Torres is married to Pablo Torres, Jr., who is an elementary
principal with Lufkin ISD. She has two children, Jeremy and Jessica.