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January 2021

Jefferson County Commissioners Appoint
Edreauanna Fowler as New Spindletop Center
Board of Trustee

The Jefferson County Commissioners Court has appointed Edreauanna Fowler to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees. She is taking the seat left vacant after her mother, Gladdie Fowler, passed away on Dec. 4, 2020. 

”We are so pleased to welcome Edreauanna Fowler to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees,” said Holly Borel, chief executive officer of Spindletop Center.  

Edreauanna Fowler received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma, and she earned her Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University. 

Edreauanna Fowler began her career in education in 2011 as a tutor and facilitator for Project ReDirect in Port Arthur ISD. She served as a chemistry teacher for Port Arthur ISD from 2012-2014. 

Currently, Edreauanna Fowler serves as a fifth grade science teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Port Arthur. During her time in this role, she was named Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2017 and Teacher of the Year in 2018. She has also served as the chair for the Lakeview Elementary School science fair since 2015 and is a member of the Science Teacher Association of Texas. 

Edreauanna Fowler attends Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where she has served in several roles, including as the director of youth ministry operations, the youth Sunday school superintendent and on the Scholarship Committee Board. 

Gladdie Fowler represented Jefferson County on the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees for 35 years. 

”It is both heartwarming and healing to know that Edreauanna will be carrying forward the legacy of her mother, our former Board of Trustees Chair, Gladdie Fowler,” said Borel. 

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Three Learning Options Available

  • Virtual
  • Blended Learning
  • In-Person

Who Should Take It
Employers, Police officers, Hospital staff, First responders, Faith leaders, Community members, Caring individuals

What It Covers

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • New: Expanded content on trauma, addiction, and self-care

Do you want to be informed on upcoming training opportunities? Email our MHFA Outreach Coordinator at

Have you signed up for myStrength yet? The myStrength™ website is a self-management tool for members to help manage emotional well-being and motivation. Our agreement with myStrength allows us to offer FREE and unlimited access to our consumers, our community, and our friends and family.

To sign-up for your FREE myStrength account, visit
Stronger Together Flyer

Stronger Together Spindletop Cares
Stronger Together Spindletop Cares is a series of wellness calls, virtual support groups and other supports available FREE to the public to help our community cope in these uncertain times.

To learn more about how you can participate, please email today.

2021 Texas Creative Arts Contest Open for Submissions
The Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is taking submissions now until March 1! The art contest is designed to help fight mental health stigma. Winners in each category will receive special recognition and prizes. To find out more and enter the contest, visit
The New York Times wrote an article featuring our former Board of Trustees Chair Gladdie Fowler in their Those We've Lost section.
Read the wonderful tribute to Gladdie here.
Spindletop Center's Director of Central Region Robin Meek spoke with The Orange Leader about the work PATH (Project for Assistance Transitioning from Homelessness) does in the community. Read the story here.
Click the image above to watch our PSA from January!

In the spirit of the new year, now is the perfect time to focus on making your own mental health and wellness a top priority.

Remember that any form of physical activity is a great way to keep your body physically healthy, as well as improve your mental wellbeing. Smoking can have a negative impact on your overall health and good nutrition has a significant influence on the way we feel.

When you feel better, you do better.

Call us today to start your journey to becoming a healthier you.
This message is brought to you by Spindletop Center, proudly promoting healthy living in our community.

Support Spindletop Center today and everyday when shopping on Amazon! Shop at to generate donations for Spindletop Center. 

Let’s get to know this month’s Thank You Thursday recipient a little bit better!

Erica has been a part of the Spindletop Center family for 6 years. In her role, she schedules appointments, completes consent forms and performs clerical duties.

Erica's supervisor notes that she is a hard worker who is dedicated to helping others. 

“Erica is a hard worker and completely dedicated to helping not only the clients but also her fellow co-workers. Erica goes the extra mile to make sure things are done and that it flows efficiently. She is truly a 'go-getter.'"

What do you enjoy most about working at Spindletop Center?
Being able to work and help the people in my community

What is one fact about yourself that most people at Spindletop Center wouldn’t know? 
I have grandkids

What are your three favorite movies/TV shows?
CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS

What’s something that you hope to cross off your bucket list in the near future?
Going to Paris

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?  
I really don’t know, I love being my self

Job of the Week
Spindletop Center's Job of the Week posts this month included Electrician, Human Services Tech, Early Intervention Specialist, and Licensed Vocational Nurse.

To find out more about these positions, and all available positions, visit our job website and share with your friends and family!
Kroger Community Rewards logo

Support Spindletop Center just by shopping at Kroger! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card using the link below, and select "Spindletop Center" as the local organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards every time you shop and use your Plus Card! Happy shopping! Just click here.

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Families:
Tips for Heart-Healthy Living
from First Steps Early Childhood Intervention

February is American Heart Month! Let’s celebrate by motivating our coworkers, friends and families to adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease. Here are some tips for heart-healthy living:
  1. Understand your risks for heart disease. Factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight or obese, diabetes, smoking, inconsistent physical activity, and genetics increase a person’s chance of developing heart disease. Discuss your risk factors with your primary care physician to determine which lifestyle changes can help you have a healthier heart.
  2. Choose heart-healthy foods. The following foods are a good choice when focusing on heart health: Vegetables (leafy greens, broccoli and carrots), Fruits, Whole Grains, Fat-free or low-fat dairy (milk, cheese, or yogurt), Protein- rich foods (fish, lean meats, eggs, legumes) and oils and foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (olive, corn and sunflower oils, nuts and nut butters, salmon and trout, avocados, tofu).  Limit sodium, sugars, alcohol, saturated and trans fats. 
  3. Your heart is a muscle and gets stronger and healthier if you lead an active life! Regular exercise can help you burn calories, lower blood pressure, reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol and boost your HDL “good” cholesterol. A combination of aerobic exercise, stretching and strength training at least 30 minutes a day will improve your heart health and overall physical fitness.
  4. A calm mind lends to a calm heart. We hear a lot of talk about self-care these days- paying attention to one’s own physical and mental health is important and often one of the first things to fall by the wayside in times of stress. Meditation, yoga (don’t forget about the weekly yoga class offered by the Center), and spending time focusing on hobbies are examples of ways to help revive and nourish your body and soul.
For more tips on Heart Health, visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, varying from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Seek medical attention right away if you have any COVID-19 warning signs including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, trouble breathing, or bluish lips or face.

There may be other symptoms or warning signs. Call a doctor if you have any severe or concerning symptoms.

For more information about the coronavirus and updates related to Texas, be sure to visit

Here are photos of some of our staff members responsibly wearing their masks while working.

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 Spindletop Center is a non-profit healthcare organization specializing in behavioral healthcare, programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use recovery services for each stage of life. Our mission is to help people help themselves by providing resources and supports.

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