An Arlington ISD teacher is vying for a seat on the Tarrant County College board of trustees.

Nikki Stroba, an English teacher at Carter Junior High School, recently filed to run for the District 5 seat on the TCC board. She joined Grand Prairie resident Mary E. Garza in mounting a challenge to trustee Leonard Hornsby.

Election Day is May 6. Early voting begins April 24 and ends May 2. The last day to register to vote is April 6.

TCC District 5 covers southeast Tarrant County and includes south Arlington, Mansfield and Grand Prairie.

Stroba, 41, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Old Dominion University and has a master’s degree in education from Shenandoah University, according to her LinkedIn. She is on the city of Arlington’s library board.

Hornsby is an incumbent who was appointed to the seat in 2021 and was elected to fill the remainder of an unexpired term.

The District 4 seat on the TCC board is slated for the May ballot, too, and has four candidates vying for it. Trustees are elected to four-year terms and serve in single-member districts.

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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise reporter for the Fort Worth Report. His work has appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram, The Texas Tribune and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University....