Marques Holmes was appointed by the Humble ISD school board to fill a vacant position. Holmes was one of nearly 40 who submitted their names in consideration of being appointed.
Position 6 was open because Lori Twomey announced recently that her family would be moving to Oklahoma.
Board member Robert Sitton said, “There were many great candidates and we chose to exercise the application process after much communication due to time remaining on the term and to have the fairest and most equitable process.”
Ken Kirchhofer, Position 4 board member, announced Marques Holmes was the board’s choice.
“I recommend Mr. Holmes due to his qualifications, personality and overall fit for this district role. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer position and I know he will make a difference in our community and for our students.”
Holmes started his candidacy in the previous election. He has lived in Humble since 2003 and brings a background in electrical engineering and several certifications in leadership training and development to the position.
Roy Hearnsberger, president of the Northeast Hospital Authority board, and other representatives were on hand to announce a new partnership with Humble ISD to open a new health clinic at Humble High School. This project is the result of a $4 million grant.
“Thanks to Humble ISD for hosting this clinic in our community. It will be offered at no cost, but parental consent will be required. The services are set to include: well exams and sports physicals, sick visits, nutritional counseling, preventive health care and more. This facility will be built behind the cosmetology facility,” Hearnsberger announced.
The district announced that Middle School No. 10 will be named Autumn Ridge Middle School.
Teams from Humble ISD raised just over $30,000 during the 2021 Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk which took place Oct. 30.
Jerri Monbaron, director of Community Development at Humble ISD, recognized all teachers named the elementary teacher of the year for each campus.