(Editor’s Note: Each month the Aldine ISD Communications Department will highlight one of the district’s business partners.)
Since 1968, Beasley Tire Service Inc. has been a mainstay in the Aldine community.
Founded by E.B. Beasley, the commercial/retail tire company is now run by his son Bob, who has carried on his father’s commitment to supporting Aldine ISD.
Bob, a 1973 graduate of MacArthur High School, said he believes it’s important for local businesses to support their local school district.
“I think a business should be part of the community and support the school district in your community,” he said. “Aldine is a special place. We think it’s important for our business to provide resources for kids who don’t have a lot.”
While at MacArthur, Bob played basketball and said he truly believed MacArthur’s administrators, teachers and coaches took a special interest in him and his fellow classmates.
“I was raised on the North side and I’ve always liked the people here,” he said. “I felt my principal and coaches took an interest in me. I made life-long friends while I was at MacArthur.”
In addition to the location at 11802 Eastex Freeway, Beasley Tire also has a location in Kingwood, which is run by Bob’s brother David. Beasley Tire also has locations in Kenedy, San Antonio, Pleasanton, Victoria, Corpus Christi, and Alice.
Beasley Tire has been a strong supporter of Aldine ISD’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) program and Bob and his employees are a fixture at the annual Sale of Champions. Beasley Tire’s walls at the Eastex Freeway location are full of pictures of students’ projects the local tire company has purchased over the years.
Bob is also a member of the Aldine Education Foundation (AEF) Board and he and his managers speak at career days at a number of Aldine schools. For years the company has supported Escamilla Elementary School’s Christmas drive.
Bob said he is proud to serve on the AEF Board and has seen first hand the positive influence it has had on Aldine ISD graduates who have received AEF scholarships to assist with their college educations.
“I think it’s (AEF) a tremendous thing for this community,” he said. “It provides a tremendous benefit to Aldine students. It’s just tremendous.”
In his free time, the father of four and grandfather of 12 teaches an adult Bible class at his church and enjoys playing golf.