Humble ISD trustees approve appointment to fill Position 6 vacancy

Construction is underway on Humble ISD's upcoming Autumn Ridge Middle School, which is scheduled to open August 2020. (Courtesy of Humble ISD)
Construction is underway on Humble ISD's upcoming Autumn Ridge Middle School, which is scheduled to open August 2020. (Courtesy of Humble ISD)

Construction is underway on Humble ISD's upcoming Autumn Ridge Middle School, which is scheduled to open August 2020. (Courtesy of Humble ISD)

The Humble ISD board of trustees at a Nov. 9 meeting voted 5-0 to approve the appointment of Marques Holmes to fill the vacancy left by former Position 6 trustee Lori Twomey.

Position 3 trustee Chris Parker abstained from the vote.

HISD Board President Martina Dixon said trustees interviewed 19 potential candidates to fill the vacancy left by Twomey, who stepped down from her position on Oct. 20 to pursue new professional opportunities with her family in Oklahoma.

“We had a wonderful group of applicants,” Dixon said, noting trustees spent more than 10 hours interviewing candidates at a Nov. 6 specially called meeting. “It was not an easy decision at all, but I think we made a good decision for how we move forward.”

District officials said Holmes will be sworn in at a Dec. 14 board meeting.


Holmes, a wireless telecom real estate consultant, ran for HISD trustee Position 4 in the May 1 election, where he was defeated by Trustee Ken Kirchhofer.

In other business, trustees approved naming the district’s 10th middle school Autumn Ridge Middle School.

The three-story campus, which is scheduled to open in August 2022, will be located at 15201 Woodland Hills Drive, Humble.

Officials noted the school’s colors will be dark green, gold and anthracite grey, and the mascot will be the Alligators.

The roughly $64 million campus is funded by the district’s $575 million bond approved by voters in May 2018.

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, board members approved boundary zones for the new middle school in May that are intended to alleviate overcrowding at Woodcreek Middle School and West Lake Middle School.


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