On March 10, the Humble City Council announced an agreement to preserve the history in the Old Humble Cemetery and work with Humble ISD to create a retention pond and education area at the corner of Wilson Road by Humble High School.
The council approved a partnership with Texas Cemetery Restoration for restoration, leveling and repair of headstones in the Old Humble Cemetery, located at the corner of Old Humble Road and Isaacks Road.
Mayor Norman Funderburk stated, “As you already know, this project has been in the making for quite some time. There is a huge amount of history in this cemetery, including a number of Dunman family members that date back to the Battle of the Alamo and the 1800s. The total amount of this project is set for $9,939.75.”
Humble ISD Board Member Chris Parker gave a presentation regarding the need to construct drainage facilities and other associated improvements or amenities for public use on approximately 35 acres owned by the Humble ISD situated at the corner of Will Clayton Parkway and Rustic Timbers Drive.
“This area is planned to not only be a water feature, but also an educational area to be used by the neighboring campuses and the members of the community. It will be complete with legacy trees, a walking trail, and more. It will be a fantastic addition to our already amazing city,” proclaimed Parker.
The meeting concluded with announcements by Council Member David Pierce.
“At the Humble Civic Center we have the Living Well Farmer’s Market on April 2, at 9 a.m. at Schott Park. Then, on April 3, we have the Houston BBQ Festival at the Humble Civic Center at 12 p.m.”
The next venue, the Charles Bender Performing Art Center also has several exciting events. “April 23 is the Vitacca Ballet World Premiere at 7 p.m. For tickets, see humblepac.com/events/. Tickets are $20,” stated Pierce.
The next council meeting is set for March 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Humble City Council Chambers.