The Humble City Council approved their budget Sept. 13, and among the approved items were property tax and water rate increases for residents.

– Seniors to benefit from city policies –

In 2017, the Texas Legislature mandated that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) simplify school ratings using a new A-F scale for the more than 1,200 school districts across the state. Proponents of the new A-F system, like Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, have pushed for the new system since 2013, harshly criticizing the current rating system for being too difficult and complex to understand.

At the Sept. 11 meeting, the Humble ISD Board of Trustees was updated about the first meeting of the district’s newly created Advocacy Committee. The committee was established by the board to develop positions and consensus regarding school district issues that require working together with local, state and federal elected officials and agencies.

At its Aug. 27 board meeting, the Huffman ISD Board of Trustees received a progress report from its safety focus group that was formed immediately following the Santa Fe school shooting last May.

District Superintendent Dr. Benny Soileau explained that the objective for the group was to make recommendations to improve school preparedness in the event of a campus shooting. During the summer the committee met three times.

It was a beautiful two days at Lake Houston Wilderness Park when Eagle-candidate Tyler Wadell put together a somber yet brilliant flag retirement ceremony Aug. 17. Tyler’s father, Bryce Wadell, presided over the well-attended gathering.

The mother of the groom was in a panic. Her son’s wedding was that afternoon and the photographer she’d scheduled was, well, unavailable.

Fortunately, the mother of the groom knew somebody who knew Drake A. McIntosh.